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Marital and Sexual Lifestyles in the United States Attitudes, Behaviors, and Relationships in Social Context

ISBN-10: 0789010712
ISBN-13: 9780789010711
Edition: 2002
Authors: Linda P. Rouse
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Marital and Sexual Lifestyles in the United States: Attitudes, Behaviors, and Relationships in Social Context integrates a sociological approach with a focus on individual choices and behaviors. Covering dating, sex, marriage, divorce, homosexuality, and other sexual issues, this helpful book is plentifully illustrated with tables, charts, and figures that show where we are going as well as where we have been. Book jacket.

Rouse is a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas, Arlington. She received her doctoral degree from Florida State University and taught at Western Michigan University before coming to UTA.

Preface
Needs Addressed by This Text
Content Covered
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Marital Lifestyles in the United States
Human Sexuality
The Effects of Change
Summary
Research Methods
Facts and Values
Rules and Exceptions
Validity and Generalizability
Methods of Data Collection
Research Methods Supplement
Marital Lifestyles: Single, Married, and Cohabiting
Being Single
Dating and Mate Selection
Theories of Mate Selection
Starting New Relationships
Sex and Singles
Premarital Sex: Attitudes and Behaviors
Repercussions of Changing Sexual Standards
Sex and Communication
Contraception
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Responding to STDs
The Individual and Social Change
Marriage, Divorce, and Sex
Marriage and Overall Well-Being
Divorce As a Safety Valve
Sex and Divorce
Participation in Extramarital Sex
Open Marriage, Sexually Open Marriages, and Swinging
Marital Sex
Frequency of Intercourse
Talking to a Partner About Sex
Conclusion
Sexual Morality and Sexual Hang-Ups
Sexual Morality
Institutional Perspectives
Personal Preferences in Social Context
Conclusion
Homosexuality
The Nature of Homosexuality
Can Homosexuality Be "Cured"?
Public Attitudes
Prevalence of Homosexuality
Homosexuality and the Family
Conclusion
Marital Relationships: Men, Women, and Children
Gender Roles
Working Wives
Egalitarian Relationships
Expectations of Parenthood
Work Versus Family: A Historical Overview
Effects of Divorce
Growing Older and Improving Relationships
Growing Older
Improving Relationships
Theoretical Perspectives in Counseling
Myths About Relationships
Successful Relationships
Sex Therapy
Looking Ahead
Marital Lifestyles: Divorce and Cohabitation Trends
Sexual Lifestyles: Continuing Concerns
Facts, Values, and Social Science Revisited
Diversity
Social Policy
Closing Comment
Sample Survey Items
References
Index

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