Marriages Families and Relationships Making Choices in a Diverse Society

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337516171
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Nijole Vaicaitis Benokraitis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132431736
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume introduces the study of contemporary marriages and families, from a sociological perspective. It examines the diversity of American families, by giving equal attention to all racial, ethnic, and other societal groups, while examining the choices and the constraints that often limit our family-related choices today. A six-part organization places marriage and the family in perspective, looks at the individual and developing relationships, as well as the individual and marital commitments, considers parents and children, explores conflicts and crises, and offers an understanding of changes and transitions. The book poses questions, offers insights, and summarizes critical concepts on the roles of the evolving family.

Emile Durkheim on the Family

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761912071
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Choices in Relationships An Introduction to Marriage and the Family

Author: David Knox
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305544749
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
Format: PDF
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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.

Social Change

Author: Jay Weinstein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442203013
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Marriages Families

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534086640
Format: PDF, ePub
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Marriages Families Making Choices in a Diverse Society

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534618596
Format: PDF, Docs
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The number one seller in the market, this mainstream marriage and family text combines a balanced scholarly and applied approach with a unique theme, "making choices in a diverse society" The text achieves an excellent balance between the sociological and

Love Me True

Author: Jason B. Whiting
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462126537
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.