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Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage and the Family

Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage and the Family
Author: David Knox - Caroline Schacht
ISBN 13: 9780495808435
ISBN 10: 495808431
Edition: 10
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication Date: 2009-07-31
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 688
List Price: $285.95

New edition of a text in which Knox and Schact (both: sociology, East Carolina U.) show how positive outcomes in relationships depend on making intelligent choices. The 17 chapters cover choices in marriage and the family; love, dating and cohabitation; lifestyle diversity; communication; sexual values and behaviors; work and leisure; violence and abuse; contraception, planning and rearing children; personal and family crises; divorce and remarriage; and the later years. Special topics include evaluating research, HIV infection and STIs, finances, and sexual anatomy, physiology, and dysfunction. Contains many color photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Merging theory and research in marriage and family relationships, this text is intended to focus students' decision-making. It incorporates national and international data; and it offers perspectives on diversity in the US and in other countries, and on US social policy related to marriage and the family. Coverage includes gender roles in relationships, family planning and contraception, and aging. There are special topic sections on areas such as sexual anatomy and physiology, STDs, and money in marriage. This seventh edition contains new content in all areas and includes self-assessment exercises and chapter questions. The authors teach sociology at East Carolina University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)