Marriages, Families, and Relationships,
14th Edition

Agnes Riedmann, Mary Ann Lamanna, Susan D Stewart

ISBN-13: 9780357368749
Copyright 2021 | Published
592 pages | List Price: USD $300.95

Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart's bestselling MARRIAGES, FAMILIES, AND RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING CHOICES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 14th edition, emphasizes a theme that is especially relevant in our modern and global world: making choices in a diverse society. Combining various theoretical perspectives with relevant examples, the text will help you understand how people are influenced by the society around them, how social conditions change in ways that affect family life, the interplay between families and the larger society, and the family-related choices that individuals make throughout adulthood. You'll gain insightful perspectives on different ethnic traditions and family forms. You will also be empowered to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as you make informed choices in your own life. In addition, MindTap digital learning solution helps you learn on your own terms.

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1. Making Family Choices in a Changing Society.
2. Exploring Relationships and Families.
3. Gendered Identities and Families.
4. Our Sexual Selves.
5. Love and Choosing a Life Partner.
6. Nonmarital Lifestyles: Living Alone, Cohabiting, and Other Options.
7. Marriage: From Social Institution to Private Relationship.
8. Deciding About Parenthood.
9. Raising Children in a Diverse Society.
10. Work and Family.
11. Communication in Relationships, Marriages, and Families.
12. Power and Violence in Families.
13. Family Stress, Crisis, and Resilience.
14. Divorce and Relationship Dissolution.
15. Remarriages and Stepfamilies.
16. Aging and Multigenerational Families.

  • Agnes Riedmann

    Agnes Riedmann is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Stanislaus. Her professional areas of interest are theory, family and the sociology of body image. Dr. Riedmann spent the 2008-09 academic year as a Fulbright Professor at the Graduate School for Social Research, affiliated with the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where she taught courses in family, social policy and globalization. She is author of SCIENCE THAT COLONIZES: A CRITIQUE OF FERTILITY STUDIES IN AFRICA (Temple University Press, 1993). Dr. Riedmann attended Clarke College, Dubuque, received her bachelor's degree from Creighton University and earned her doctorate from the University of Nebraska.

  • Mary Ann Lamanna

    Mary Ann Lamanna is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research and teaching interests include family, reproduction, and gender and law. Other research has concerned the sociology of literature -- specifically "novels of terrorism" -- and a sociological analysis of Marcel Proust's novel IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME. In addition to numerous articles in law, sociology and medical humanities journals, Dr. Lamanna is the author of EMILE DURKHEIM ON THE FAMILY (Sage, 2002) and co-author of a book on Vietnamese refugees. She received her bachelor's degree Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University (St. Louis) in political science, her master's degree in sociology (minor in psychology) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her doctorate in sociology from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Susan D Stewart

    Susan D. Stewart is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University. Her professional areas of interest are gender, family and demography -- specifically how complex living arrangements affect the physical and emotional health of adults and children. Her research has been supported by grants from the NICHD, USDA, Joint Center for Poverty Research and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The author of BRAVE NEW STEPFAMILIES and CO-SLEEPING IN FAMILIES, Dr. Stewart has published papers on a diverse range of topics, including child and adolescent obesity, eating habits, nutrition, fertility intentions and behavior, child support and visitation, stepchild adoption and women's financial literacy. She received her doctorate in sociology from Bowling Green State University.

  • The 14th edition of Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart's MARRIAGES, FAMILIES, AND RELATIONSHIPS: MAKING CHOICES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY has been thoroughly revised and updated, ensuring topical coverage in every chapter is current and inclusive.

  • Edition after edition, the book consistently integrates the latest research and statistics throughout.

  • The text's unique thematic organization focuses on making choices over the entire life span.

  • The authors' balanced presentation emphasizes both social structure and the importance of individual agency, choice and decision-making.

  • Topic presentation follows a logical sequence that allows students to build steadily on their growing understanding of course material.

  • Empowering students to think for themselves, "As We Make Choices" features throughout the text highlight the theme of making choices, emphasizing human agency and helping students work through crucial decisions. Topics include Sexting -- Five Things To Think about Before Pressing "Send", Selecting a Child Care Facility, Domination and Submission in Couple Communication Patterns, Tips for Step-Grandparents and Some Things to Know About the Legal Side of Living Together.

  • "A Closer Look at Diversity" features provide focused attention on family diversity, such as African Americans and "Jumping the Broom", Hetero-Gay Families, Immigration and Family Ties, Straight Parents and LGBT Children, and more.

  • "Issues for Thought" spark lively classroom discussions while helping students sharpen their critical thinking skills. For example, the "Digital Communication and the Rise of Social Media" box in Chapter 11 explores the implications of this trend for families and relationships, while the "Filial Responsibility Laws" box in Chapter 16 encourages students to consider what might be the benefits and drawbacks of legally mandating filial responsibility.

  • "A Closer Look at Diversity" features provide focused attention on family diversity, such as African Americans and "Jumping the Broom", Hetero-Gay Families, Immigration and Family Ties, Straight Parents and LGBT Children, and more.

  • "Issues for Thought" spark lively classroom discussions while helping students sharpen their critical thinking skills. For example, the "Digital Communication and the Rise of Social Media" box in Chapter 11 explores the implications of this trend for families and relationships, while the "Filial Responsibility Laws" box in Chapter 16 encourages students to consider what might be the benefits and drawbacks of legally mandating filial responsibility.

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