Although written from a sociological perspective, this text incorporates material from other disciplines, including economics, social work, psychology, and biology, to introduce students to issues facing families. It balances theoretical and empirical discussions with practical examples and applications, exploring contemporary changes in society and the family. Cross-cultural and multicultural material is integrated in every chapter, and highlighted in boxed readings. This fourth edition includes new material on topics such as cyber romances and teen parents. The author teaches sociology at the University of Baltimore.
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In this revamped 1996 edition, Benokraitis (criminology, criminal justice, and social policy; U. of Baltimore) incorporates new research, surveys, media illustrations, and Internet sites; and adds chapter opening outlines. The author maintains her global, cross- cultural perspective on the evolution of the family along with offering provocative questions, examples, and a data digest. Supplementary multimedia materials for both students and instructors include the New York Times "Themes of the Times" program, PowerPoint slide set/CD-ROM, and an online resource and study guide. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.