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Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 592

Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society

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.

Family Ministry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 376

Family Ministry

A practical resource for developing congregational stability, this updated book guides your church toward being capable of encouraging and sustaining healthy family life.

Marriages & Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 672

Marriages & Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society

This bestselling marriage and family text combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a unique theme especially relevant to today’s dynamic global environment: "Making choices in a diverse society." The text achieves an excellent balance betwe

Riedmann's Marriages & Families
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Riedmann's Marriages & Families

By Kenrick Thompson of Arkansas State University Mountain Home. The Study Guide includes learning objectives, chapter summaries, key terms, and extensive self-tests, including multiple choice, true/false, completion, short answer, and essay questions with a full answer key.

Science that Colonizes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 174

Science that Colonizes

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1993
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  • Publisher: Unknown

"In this book, Agnes Riedmann introduces and explores "World System Demography," an original concept that refers to demography as a global, bureaucratically administered science that is controlled by the elite within First World nations. For her case, Riedmann analyzes data collected in Nigeria, the country with a fertility rate above the African average. Funded by a U.S. organization, three large-scale research projects were carried out among the Yoruba in the early 1970s. Riedmann maintains that World System Demography, exemplified by such studies, is an agent of First World-directed cultural imperialism. She argues that the authority of First World scientists to penetrate the Third World ...

Siblings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Siblings

Brothers and sisters are so much a part of our lives that we can overlook their importance. Even scholars of the family tend to forget siblings, focusing instead on marriage and parent-child relations. Based on a wealth of family papers, period images, and popular literature, this is the first book devoted to the broad history of sibling relations, spanning the long period of transition from early to modern America. Illuminating the evolution of the modern family system, Siblings shows how brothers and sisters have helped each other in the face of the dramatic political, economic, and cultural changes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book reveals that, in colonial America, sib...

Marriages and Families
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 649

Marriages and Families

This number one seller in the market combines top-notch interdisciplinary research with a unique choices theme, allowing the text to appeal across the spectrum of the market. Lamanna and Riedmann's coverage of American family issues is diverse in its inclusion all family types: working parents, poor and minority families, gay and lesbian couples, and other nontraditional families. In addition to strengthening and thoroughly updating the research base, the authors have added two completely new chapters: Chapter 2, "Social Constructions of Families," which focuses on societal factors and how they affect the family, and Chapter 17 "Aging and Families," which includes new topic coverage on retirement, elder care, and sexuality in old age. At the same time, the authors maintain the humor and personality that has shaped their text into the market leading text it is today.

Sociology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 686

Sociology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Marriages & Families
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 656