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

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna,Agnes Riedmann,Susan D Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337516171

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 8522

This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a theme especially relevant to today's dynamic global environment: making choices in a diverse society. The authors use an engaging narrative to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms. The balanced presentation discusses a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., family ecology, structure-functional, interaction-constructionist, family systems, biosocial), emphasizing both social structure and the importance of individual agency, choice, and decision-making. Students are encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as they make informed choices in their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Marriages & Families

Changes, Choices, and Constraints

Author: Nijole V. Benokraitis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205735365

Category: Social Science

Page: 577

View: 1727

Changes, Choices, and Constraints Marriages and Families offers students a comprehensive introduction to many issues facing families in the twenty- first century. The text's major theme "Changes, Choices, and Constraints" explores: Contemporary changes in families and their structure Impacts on the choices that are available to family members Constraints that often limit our choices Through this approach, students are better able to understand what the research and statistics mean for themselves! Marriages and Families balances theoretical and empirical discussions with practical examples and applications. It highlights important contemporary changes in society and the family. This text is written from a sociological perspective and incorporates material from other disciplines: history, economics, social work, psychology, law, biology, medicine, family studies, women's studies, and anthropology. More about the themes: Changes Examines how recent profound structural and attitudinal changes affect family forms, interpersonal relationships, and raising children. It reaches beyond the traditional discussions to explore racial-ethnic families, single-parent families and gay families as well as the recent scholarship by and about men, fathers, and grandfathers. Contemporary American marriages and families vary greatly in structure, dynamics, and cultural heritage. Thus, discussions of gender roles, social class, race, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation are integrated throughout this book. To further strengthen students understanding of the growing diversity among today's families, the author included a series of boxes that focus on families from many cultures. Choices On the individual level, family members have many more choices today than ever before. People feel freer to postpone marriage, to cohabit, or to raise children as single parents. As a result, household forms vary greatly, ranging from commuter marriages to those in which several generations live together under the same roof. Constraints Although family members choices are more varied today, we also face greater macro- level constraints. Our options are increasingly limited, for example, by government policies. Economic changes often shape family life and not vice versa. Political and legal institutions also have a major impact on most families in tax laws, welfare reform, and even in defining what a family is. Because laws, public policies, and religious groups affect our everyday lives, the author has framed many discussions of individual choices within the larger picture of the institutional constraints that limit our choices. To learn more about the new edition, click here to visit the showcase site.

Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage and the Family

Author: David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305544749

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 336

The Twelfth Edition of Knox and Schacht's CHOICES IN RELATIONSHIPS helps students see how positive outcomes in personal relationships depend on making intelligent choices. The authors encourage students to explore the tradeoffs involved with choices, show how to view situations in a positive light, and demonstrate that not making a choice is really a choice after all. Through current data, an engaging writing style, interactive pedagogy such as self-assessments, and an emphasis on social policy issues within the context of each chapter, this theme-based marriage and family text encourages lively classroom discussion and demonstrates how research and theory apply to students' lives. As a result, students learn to approach every intimate relationship with the new freedom and new responsibility that accompany their choices. This streamlined twelfth edition also includes new discussions of the future of marriage and the family, and features an abundance of new research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ethical Wisdom for Friends

Author: Mark Matousek

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757317367

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 4278

As imperfect human beings, we often face ethical and moral challenges as we relate with others on a daily basis, be it with our office mates, our Facebook friends, or our best friend since grade school. In this riveting and insightful tour of the meaning and purpose of connection, Matousek draws from personal experience, interviews, and letters from readers to provide a reservoir rich in wisdom about friendship, commitment, honesty, greed, jealousy, loyalty, competition, imitation, abandonment, and reconciliation. In twenty-four succinct essays, each followed by thought-provoking questions, he examines a plethora of moral dilemmas. Backed by scientific evidence, interviews with experts, philosophical teachings, and psychological insight, Ethical Wisdom for Friends is a simple, edifying, and entertaining look at these concepts for everyday seekers who more interested in hands-on advice than abstract information.

Aging, the Individual, and Society

Author: Susan Hillier,Georgia M. Barrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285746619

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 496

View: 7415

Updated throughout with relevant new examples, research, and photos, AGING, THE INDIVIDUAL, AND SOCIETY, Tenth Edition, brings a social problems approach to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology. This accessible text combines academic research with an empathetic view of the lives of older people to involve students emotionally and intellectually in the material. Activities offer many opportunities for experiential learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Change

Author: Jay Weinstein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442203013

Category: Social Science

Page: 458

View: 1525

This introduction to social change covers the momentous and relatively recent changes that have occurred in the human condition, examining not only the major causes and conditions underlying our current situation, but also the main choices and options we face as we strive to shape our individual and collective futures. This edition of Social Change has been thoroughly updated and revised. Building on previous editions, the book introduces a social scientific approach to change, discusses the components of change and the factors driving them, examines change on the macro-level, then looks toward the future with a discussion of planned change. Most chapters explore societies of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and include comparative dimensions, especially along First, Second, and Third World lines. The engaging narrative traces several themes, such as the rise of capitalism and the socialist alternative, or civil rights movements in the United States and elsewhere, throughout the book. Social Change, Third Edition features a new discussion of the recent economic crisis and the interconnectedness of the global economy, new empirical data on globalization, and updated discussions of the concepts of evolution and altruism. It also incorporates the dramatic changes in India and China throughout the book.

Management of Electronic and Digital Media

Author: Alan B. Albarran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305077563

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 2571

Packed with real-life examples and case studies, MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC AND DIGITAL MEDIA, 6e, provides the latest information on the management and leadership techniques and strategies used in the electronic and digital media industries. The text is popular for its contemporary approach and clear, current illustrations. Succinctly written, the Sixth Edition covers the most important aspects for future managers, leaders and entrepreneurs in the rapidly evolving media industries -- and includes an all-new chapter: Media Management: Manager/Leader/Entrepreneur. New coverage highlights trends in big data, mobile, social media, and the cloud. In addition, end-of-chapter case studies put readers in the role of a manager in a decision-making environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Love Me True

Overcoming the Surprising Ways We Deceive in Relationships

Author: Jason B. Whiting

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462126537

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 6985

Even though love should be beautiful and fun, it can also cause emotional ups and downs. In Love Me True, marriage and family therapist Dr. Jason B. Whiting uses engaging, relatable stories to show that deception is often at the root of relationship breakdown and teach how couples can use truth to strengthen their relationships. • Understand your own tendencies to lie. • Avoid playing the victim. • Use body language to communicate more effectively. • Be present with your partner. Use Whiting’s counsel to overcome dishonesty and build a more open and trusting partnership.

Family Of Origin Therapy And Cultural Diversity

Author: H. Russell Searight

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317763378

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

View: 6972

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Emile Durkheim on the Family

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761912071

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 271

View: 8745

This book looks this classical sociologist's work on the family. Durkheim's writings in this area are little known, but the family was nevertheless one of his primary interests. It brings together Durkheim's ideas on the family from diverse sources and presents his family sociology systematically and comprehensively. His work is situated in its historical context and comparisons are drawn to present-day sociology of the family and family issues.

Marriages and Families

Making Choices in a Diverse Society

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna,Agnes Czerwinski Riedmann

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780495504078

Category: Choice (Psychology)

Page: 672

View: 5340

This bestselling marriage and family text combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a unique theme especially relevant to today's 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.

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

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478436093

Category: Education

Page: 74

View: 8938

Facts101 is your complete guide to Marriages, Families, and Relationships, Making Choices in a Diverse Society. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Sociocultural Studies in Education

Critical Thinking for Democracy

Author: Richard A Quantz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317260767

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

View: 4769

Sociocultural Studies in Education: Critical Thinking for Democracy fills a void in the education of educators and citizens in a democracy. It explores some of the fundamentals around which disagreements in education arise. It presents a process with which those new to these debates can understand often confusing and entwined sets of facts and logics. This book leads the reader through some general concepts and intellectual skills that provide the basis for making sense out of the debates around public education in a democracy. This book can be seen as a primer on how to read texts about education. It acknowledges that good teachers must be not only trained to teach, but also educated about education. It presents the various themes and currents found within the arguments and narratives that people use to represent public education. It assumes that the more those interested in education know about how to see through the rhetoric, the better they will be at discerning whose interests are served by which texts.

The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society

Author: Bryan Strong,Theodore F. Cohen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856341

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 425

THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY brings together all elements of the course -- including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. Striking a balance between an academic and more functional approach, the authors draw from research to present a sound sociological and family studies base enhanced by perspectives from anthropology, history, psychology, journalism, literature, economics, and gender studies. The book explores recent research on topics such as adoptive parenting, the transgender experience, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. Real-life examples and a focus on self-assessment and reflection make the book accessible and encourage students to think and act for themselves. The thirteenth edition retains a progressive approach to diversity yet remains rooted in a positive, pro-family perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Family Life Now Census Update with New Mysoclab with Pearson Etext -- Access Card Package

Author: Kelly J. Welch

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205915170

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 4379

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- A candid and thoughtful conversation about family life. Welch's text combines the personal touch and scholarly expertise of an outstanding teacher. Family Life Now Census Update 2e explores the ways that family members and intimate partners interact, and examines how families adapt to stresses, changes, and everyday challenges. As products of our families of origins, who we are and who we become is influenced by our family lives, a central theme woven throughout the book. This book follows the Family Life Education framework to examine marriages, families, and intimate relationships. Throughout the text, theories from the fields of sociology, family studies, psychology, lifespan human development, and other social sciences are integrated so that they can be applied to real life situations. The text also presents enough biological science to explain some of the physical realities of who we are and why we behave as we do. The Census Update program incorporates 2010 Census data into a course-simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program include an updated census edition with all charts and graphs-to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. In addition, A Short Introduction to the U.S. Census is available and an updated MyFamilyLab. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning -MyFamilyLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Learner-centered pedagogical elements are found at the beginning, middle, and end of each chapter. Engage Students - Application exercises and questions help students apply material to their own lives. Explore Theory- Principles of Family Life Education and an interdisciplinary approach are woven throughout the text. Support Instructors - Written activities and assessment in MyFamilyLab offer instructors supplemental materials to help their students succeed. 0205979351 / 9780205979356 Family Life Now Plus MySocLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205006833 / 9780205006830 Family Life Now Census Update 0205669174 / 9780205669172 MySocLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences

Careers Serving Individuals, Families, and Communities

Author: Sharleen L. Kato,Janice G. Elias

Publisher: Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher

ISBN: 9781619602540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 7050

Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences is a completely updated college-level textbook designed to introduce students to the Family and Consumer Sciences profession. An overview of the profession, including history and trends, is presented. Career opportunities for each Family and Consumer Sciences specialization area are explored and come to life in Professional Profiles and Issues in the News features. The text guides students in how to move into the workplace and make a differencein the lives of others.

Families

A Social Class Perspective

Author: Shirley A. Hill

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412998018

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 149

View: 5373

This book focuses on the impact of economic systems and social class on the organization of family life. Since the most vital function of the family is the survival of its members, the author give primacy to the economic system in structuring the broad parameters of family life. She explains how the economy shapes the prospects families have for earning a decent living by determining the location, nature, and pay associated with work.