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Titel:   Marriages and Families
Reihe:   Pearson
Autor:   Mary Ann A. Schwartz / BarBara Marliene Scott
Verlag:   Pearson
Einband:   Softcover
Auflage:   7
Sprache:   Englisch
Seiten:   624
Erschienen:   März 2012
ISBN13:   9780205845309
ISBN10:   0-20584-530-4
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Marriages and Families

Description

Examines personal belief systems and societal views

 

Marriages and Families: Diversity and Change, 7th edition, challenges students to examine their personal belief systems and societal views.

 

Using an engaging narrative and sociological approach, the text integrates race, class, and gender into the discussion of family experiences.  It guides students to make informed choices and decisions about their own marriage, family, and intimate relationships.

 

A better teaching and learning experience
 This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how:

  • Personalize Learning-The New 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 - “What Will You Learn” learning objectives open each chapter and help to guide students through the material they can expect to master in each chapter. 
  • Engage Students - Contemporary stories about real people helps students connect to the material.
  • Explore Theory - Using a sociological and feminist perspective, the authors encourage students to apply the sociological imagination and marriage and family theories to their everyday lives.
  • Support Instructors - An Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoints, and the New MyFamilyLab support instructors.

Features

EXAMINES PERSONAL BELIEF SYSTEMS AND SOCIETAL VIEWS

  • Using an engaging narrative and a sociological approach, the text addresses the many issues facing marriages and families today.
  • The New MyFamilyLab encourages students to build critical thinking skills and master essential chapter content through a Study Plan based on Bloom's taxonomy.

PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH NEW MYFAMILYLAB

  • The New 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.
  • The Pearson eText lets students access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want-including listening online or downloading to iPad.
  • New videos encourage students to further explore topics presented in the text.
  • Social Explorer offers interactive Census data, from 1790 to the present, to help students understand, and perform their own, research. Social Explorer media assignments help students learn how to analyze quantitative data, as well as to see how sociology applies to their own lives.
  • A personalized study plan for each student promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
  • Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early-and find the best resources with which to help students.
  • An assignment calendar allows instructors to assign graded activities, with specific deadlines, and measure student progress.
  • Class Preparation Tool collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • “In Other Places” boxes show how marriages and families concepts are different and similar across cultures. Every box ends with “What Do You Think?” questions that ask students to consider the differences, and identify their own viewpoints (ex. pg. 44).
  • “Debating Social Issues” boxes help students understand the arguments that surround a policy issue and the related questions to help them clarify their own views on the subject (ex. pg. 62).
  • “Writing Your Own Script” boxes encourage students to think sociologically about their personal decision-making in light of the research presented in the chapter (ex. pg. 106).
  • A strong pedagogy throughout the chapter helps students learn the material:
    • New“What Will You Learn?” learning objectives begin each chapter and help students focus their reading and expand their analytical and critical thinking skills (ex. pg. 121).
    • Chapter Summaries include a summary of the chapter's main points, a list of key terms, and questions for study and reflection (ex. pg. 157).
    • Key Terms are bolded and defined in the text. 
    • New references appear at the back of the book in a second color.
  • The New MyFamilyLab encourages students to build critical thinking skills and master essential chapter content through a new Study Plan based on Bloom's taxonomy.

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • New photos, examples, tables and figures are included.
  • In The News feature begins each chapter with a contemporary true story of someone who is affected by a relationship or family issue (ex. pg. 161). 
  • “What Would You Do?” questions ask students to reflect on the topics covered in the chapter (ex. pg. 163).
  • In-Text Questions ask students to consider material in the text from their own perspective.
  • Writing Your Own Script features invite students to develop a personal diary of their thoughts and feelings as they move through the course (ex. pg. 201). 
  • Strengthening Marriages and Families features include a question-and-answer format with a family therapist.  This feature shows students how family therapy can help family members resolve problems (ex. pg. 266).
  • Family Profile features show real people examining major challenges in their relationships.  This feature helps students examine their own attitudes and values (ex. pg. 260).

EXPLORE THEORY

  • Hundreds of new research studies have been added to this edition.
  • The text uses a sociological and feminist perspective, encouraging the application of the sociological imagination to every day life.
  • “Applying the Sociological Imagination” boxes provide a website where students can find current data on topics discussed in the chapter and questions help them develop a sociological perspective in analyzing marriages and families (ex. pg. 297).

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • The New MyFamilyLab allows instructors to assess student progress and adapt course material to meet the specific needs of the class. MyFamilyLab enables students to diagnose their progress by completing an online diagnostic test.  Based on the results of this test, each student is provided with a customized study plan, including a variety of tools to help them fully master the course material.
  • The outstanding supplements package supports a wide range of instructional settings including small discussion groups, large lecture halls, and online or Web-based courses.
  • PowerPoint Presentations are available for every chapter in the following types of slides: Lecture, Line Art, and/or Clicker Response System.
  • Create a Custom Text - For enrollments of at least 25, create your own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and/or reading selections in the sequence you want.  To begin building your custom text, visit www.pearsoncustomlibrary.com. You may also work with a dedicated Pearson Custom editor to create your ideal text-publishing your own original content or mixing and matching Pearson content. Contact your Pearson Publisher's Representative to get started.

 

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New to this Edition

Found in this section:

1. Overview of Changes

2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

 

1. Overview of Changes

 

PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH NEW MYFAMILYLAB

  • The New 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.
  • The Pearson eText lets students access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want-including listening online or downloading to iPad.
  • New videos encourage students to further explore topics presented in the text.
  • Social Explorer offers interactive Census data, from 1790 to the present, to help students understand, and perform their own, research. Social Explorer media assignments help students learn how to analyze quantitative data, as well as to see how sociology applies to their own lives.
  • A personalized study plan for each student promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
  • Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early-and find the best resources with which to help students.
  • An assignment calendar allows instructors to assign graded activities, with specific deadlines, and measure student progress.
  • Class Preparation Tool collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING 

  • New “What Will You Learn?” learning objectives begin each chapter and help students focus their reading and expand their analytical and critical thinking skills (ex. pg. 318).
  • New references appear at the back of the book in a second color.

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • New photos, examples, tables and figures are included.

EXPLORE THEORY

  • Hundreds of new research studies have been added to this edition.

2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

 

Below is a sample of new topics:  

 

Chapter 1

  • Changing immigration patterns in the United States and the world

Chapter 2

  • The importance of research done by women and people of color

Chapter 3

  •  How women and men continue to confront gender stereotyping at work and in their personal, political and family lives

Chapter 4

  • Relationships between people who are much older or much younger than their partner

Chapter 5

  • The generation gap that exists in the acceptance of interracial dating

Chapter 6

  •  How oral sex is perceived by teenagers to not be “real” sex and how that view is affecting their sexual health  

Chapter 7

  • Same-sex marriages

Chapter 8

  • Discussion of premarital agreements
  • Marriage preparation classes that teach conflict resolution skills

Chapter 9

  • The importance of fathers in the lives of children
  • Children living in stepfamilies
  • Children living in gay and lesbian stepfamilies

Chapter 10

  • The income gap between wealthy and other families
  • Unemployment rates, poverty, and home foreclosures since the recession of 2007-2009

Chapter 11

  • Power, abuse and gender-based violence within families and other intimate relationships

Chapter 12

  • Changes to divorce laws in the United States

Chapter 14

  • The increase in life expectancy in the United States

Chapter 15

  • Changing immigration patterns
  • Changes to adoption laws
  • Inequality as a result of globalization, including racial bias, xenophobia, isolationist tendencies, and religious intolerance  
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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents


1) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Marriages and Families over Time
Chapter 2: Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families
Chapter 3: Understanding Gender: Its Influence in Intimate Relationships
Chapter 4: The Many Faces of Love
Chapter 5: Dating, Coupling, and Mate Selection
Chapter 6: Sexuality and Intimate Relationships
Chapter 7: Living Single, Living with Others: Nonmarital Lifestyles
Chapter 8: The Marriage Experience
Chapter 9: Reproduction and Parenting
Chapter 10: Evolving Work and Family Structures
Chapter 11: Power, Abuse, and Violence in Intimate Relationships
Chapter 12: The Process of Uncoupling: Divorce in the United States
Chapter 13: Remarriage and Remarried Families
Chapter 14: Marriages and Families in Later Life
Chapter 15: Issues Confronting Families at Home and Abroad


2) Full Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Marriages and Families over Time
Contemporary Definitions of Marriages and Families
Family Functions and the Debate over Family Values
Debunking Myths about Marriages and Families
Families in Early America
Slavery's Hidden Legacy: Racial Mixing
Families in the Nineteenth Century
Families in the Twentieth Century
Contemporary Patterns in Marriages and Families
Looking Ahead: Marriages and Families in the Future
The Sociological Imagination
Writing Your Own Script
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 2: Ways of Studying and Explaining Marriages and Families
The Sociology of Marriages and Families
The Link between Research and Theory
Methodological Techniques in the Study of Marriages and Families
A Critical Look at Traditional Research on Marriages and Families
Theoretical Perspectives
Men's Studies and Marriage and Family Research
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 3: Understanding Gender: Its Influence in Intimate Relationships
Distinguishing Sex and Gender Roles
Traditional Meanings of Femininity and Masculinity
Gender Roles in Transition
Theories of Gender Role Socialization
Agents of Socialization
Consequences of Gender Stereotyping
Changing Realities, Changing Roles
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 4: The Many Faces of Love
What Is This Thing Called Love?
How Do People Express Love?
Gender Differences
Love versus Friendship and Infatuation
Infatuation versus Love
Some Theories of Love
The Theory of Love as a Story
Love Across Gender, Sexuality, and Race
Obstacles to Love and Loving Relationships
Romantic Love Today
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 5: Dating, Coupling, and Mate Selection
The Functions of Dating: Past and Present
Mate Selection in Cross-Cultural and Historical Perspective
The Intersections of Race, Gender, Class, and Sexual Orientation
Theories of Mate Selection
Mate Selection: Finding and Meeting Partners
Meeting Partners: Where and How
The Future of Dating
Violence in Dating and Intimate Relationships
Breaking Up
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 6: Sexuality and Intimate Relationships
Human Sexuality
Sexual Identity
Sexual Orientations
Human Sexuality: Past and Present
Sexuality as Social Learning
Human Sexual Expression
Sexuality Across the Life Cycle
Sexual Dysfunctions
Sexual Responsibility: Protecting Yourself and Your Partner(s) from AIDS and Other STIs
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 7: Living Single, Living with Others: Nonmarital Lifestyles
Historical Perspectives
Demystifying Singlehood
Single Lifestyles
Support Networks
Heterosexual Cohabitation
Lesbian and Gay Relationships
Communal Living and Group Marriage
Supporting Nonmarried Adults
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 8: The Marriage Experience
Why Do People Marry?
Who Needs Marriage? The Changing Shape of American Marriages and Families
The Meaning of Marriage
Change and Continuity in the Meaning of Marriage
Marriage and Gender
Transitions and Adjustments to Marriages
Heterogamous Marriages
Interfaith Marriages
Marital Satisfaction, Communication, and Conflict Resolution
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 9: Reproduction and Parenting
Historical Overview: Fertility Trends in the United States
To Parent or Not
Controlling Fertility
Abortion
Infertility
Medical Treatments and Reproductive Technology: Implications for the Meaning of Parenthood
The Choice to Parent
Pregnancy
Expectant Fathers
Parental Adjustments, Adaptations, and Patterns of Childrearing
Supporting Parents and Children
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 10: Evolving Work and Family Structures
The Work-Family Connection
The Transformation of Work and Family Roles
Work and Family Structures
The Impact of Work on Family Relationships
Inequities in the Workplace: Consequences for Families
The Economic Well-Being of Families
Unemployment and Underemployment
Continuing Progress or Retrenchment?
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 11: Power, Abuse, and Violence in Intimate Relationships
The Roots of Family Violence: A Historical Context
Gender-Based Violence: A Human Rights and Public Health Issue
Intimate and Gender-Based Violence and U.S. Culture
Physical Assault: The Case of Battered Women
The Sexual Assault of Women
Intimate and Gender-Based Violence: Understanding the Intersections
Theories of Spousal or Partner Abuse
The Effects of Physical and Sexual Assault on Women
Coping and Survival Strategies
A Comparative Look at Battered Men
Gender-Based Violence: Both Ends of the Age Continuum
Strengthening Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 12: The Process of Uncoupling: Divorce in the United States
Historical Perspectives
Current Trends: How Many Marriages End in Divorce?
Who Is Likely to Divorce?
Factors Affecting Marital Stability
The Process of Divorce
Other Forms of Marital Disruption
The Causes of Divorce
The Impact of Divorce on Spouses
The Impact of Divorce on Children
Changing Patterns in Child Custody
Reaching Accord: Counseling, Collaborative Law, and Mediation
The Renewed Debate: Should Parents Stay Married for the Sake of Their Children?
Supporting Marriages and Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab


Chapter 13: Remarriage and Remarried Families
What Is a Remarried Family?
Historical Perspective
Cultural Images of Stepfamilies
The Process of Remarriage
The Development of Remarried Families
Remarried Families: Roles, Interactions, and Reactions
The Strengths and Benefits of Remarried Families
The Quality of the Remarital Relationship
Supporting Remarriage and Remarried Families
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab


Chapter 14: Marriages and Families in Later Life
Characteristics of Later-Life Families
The Demographics of Aging: Defining “Old”
Living Arrangements
Marriages in Later Life
Intergenerational Relationships: Contact and Social Exchanges
Evolving Patterns of Kinship: Grandparenthood
The Child-Free Elderly
Sibling Relationships
Health and Illness
Family Caregiving
The Experience of Widowhood
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elderly
Supporting Families in Later Life
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab

 

Chapter 15: Issues Confronting Families at Home and Abroad

Globalization: Its Economic Impact on Children and Families
Inequities in Income and Wealth
Health and Health Care
Differential Life Chances: Death and Disease
Families Coping with Loss: Dying and Death
Issues and Challenges of Racism and Ethnic and Religious Discrimination in Family Life
The Challenges of Safety and Security: Gangs, Street Violence, and Violence in America's Schools
Terrorism and War
Meeting the Needs of Children: Foster Care and Adoption
Supporting Children and Families Here and Abroad
Summary
Key Terms
Questions for Study and Reflection
Additional Resources
MyFamilyLab


Appendix A: Sexual Dysfunctions and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Appendix B: Human Anatomy and Reproduction
Appendix C: Methods of Abortion
Appendix D: Methods of Birth Control
Glossary
References
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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Author

BarBara Marliene Scott is a Professor Emerita of Sociology, African & African American Studies, and Women's Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, and a long-time civic and political activist, anti-racist worker, and advocate for an equal and just world.  She has won numerous awards and honors and her research and teaching interests and professional presentations span a variety of topics and interests.  She is a past president of the Association of Black Sociologists, an international professional organization of sociologists of African descent, and currently acts as the organization's Executive Officer.  She holds a PhD in sociology from Northwestern University, a MA in sociology, a MPh specializing in Community College Education, and a BA in sociology each from Roosevelt University.  She is a strong advocate for curriculum transformation and the integration of race, class, gender and sexual orientation into the college curriculum and for more than 36 years, she has developed and taught courses in which she interjects intellectual vitality and justice-oreineted perspectives.  She still finds teaching exciting, challenging, and invigorating and thus, continues in retirement to teach part time.  Committed to an understanding of marriage and family life from a sociological perspective, she continues to co-author Marriages and Families with a goal of helping students understand marriage, family and intimate relationships through the lens of sociology.  Mary Ann Schwartz is a Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois and a community activist.  She is Board Secretary for the Lincoln Park Village, a pioneering non-for-profit organization working to help people to live safely and well in their homes and neighborhoods as they grow older and to assist families in caring for their elderly members. She holds a PhD in sociology from Northwetstern University, an MS in sociology from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BA in sociology and history from Alverno College in Milwaukee.  During her 35 years as an educator she has won numerous awards and honors and given many workshops on gender and family issues, the sociology of work, collective bargaining, and substance abuse prevention. She continues to co-author Marriages and Families with the goal of helping students to see the connections between their individual lives and the larger social forces that impact them.
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