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Marriages, Families, and Relationships Making Choices in a Diverse Society

ISBN-10: 0495390925
ISBN-13: 9780495390923
Edition: 10th 2009
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Book details

List price: $186.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.564
Language: English

This bestselling marriage and family text combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a unique theme especially relevant to todays dynamic global environment: "Making choices in a diverse society." The text achieves an excellent balance between the sociological and ecological or family systems theoretical perspectives, while including extensive coverage of family dynamics and interpersonal relationships. The authors use warmth, humor, and an engaging presentation to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and marriage and family alternatives.

nbsp;Mary Ann Lamanna is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she has been on the faculty since 1977. Born in New Jersey, she grew up in St. Louis and received a bachelor's degree (Phi Beta Kappa) in political science from Washington University. She spent a post-baccalaureate year at the University of Strasbourg, France on a Fulbright Scholarship. Her M.A. in sociology is from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. in sociology is from the University of Notre Dame. She is coauthor (with Agnes Riedmann) of Marriages and Families: Making Choices in A Diverse Society, now in its seventh edition. She has published articles on nineteenth century women, adolescent women's discourse on sexuality and reproduction, images of mothers in legal opinions, gender issues in the teaching of criminal law, the gift-exchange in organ and tissue donation, and the sociological framing of the abortion issue. She plans a future book on sociological themes in the writings of Marcel Proust.

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Our Sexual Selves
Defining Your Marriage & Family
Marriage: From Social Institution to Private Relationship
Nonmarital Living Arrangements: Living Alone, Same-Sex Couples, and Other Options
Choosing a Marriage Partner, and the First Years of Marriage
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To Parent or Not to Parent
Raising Children in a Diverse and Multicultural Society
Work and Family
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Power and Violence in Marriages and Families
Family Change, Crises, and Resilinece
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Divorce: Before and After
Remarriages and Stepfamilies
Aging Families

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