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Combining research with practical applications, Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society remains a bestselling and widely used reference. The book is a collaboration of two of the greatest minds in the field – Mary Ann Lamanna and Agnes Riedmann – who were successful in developing a timely theme that remains relevant to...
Combining research with practical applications, Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society remains a bestselling and widely used reference. The book is a collaboration of two of the greatest minds in the field – Mary Ann Lamanna and Agnes Riedmann – who were successful in developing a timely theme that remains relevant to the ever changing global environment and society. The book offers a careful survey of the ecological and sociological aspects of relationships as well as family systems, while also connecting these concepts to classic and contemporary theories. The authors use a friendly approach to presenting each concept, infusing humor to keep readers engaged. This easy-to-digest book is one of the most insightful materials on the subject, offering a look at the diverse ethnic traditions and trends in the modern society and its family forms. Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society (ISBN 9781111301545) offers in depth coverage of marriage and relationships, family commitments, and their connection to the dynamic society. There is also a discussion of American Families in the social context, as well as gendered identities and sexuality. Choosing a life partner is an interesting chapter, along with the chapter on marriage as a social institution and marriage as a private relationship. The book also discusses lonesome living as well as same sex unions, cohabitation, and intimate relationships. Mary Ann Lamanna and Agnes Riedmann discusses raising children in an ultra diverse society. There are also discussions about work and family, as well as communication in relationships, marriages, and families. Violence and power within the family, family stress, crisis, and resilience are tackled, as well as the onset and aftermath of divorce. The book goes into remarriages and the concept of stepfamilies, and concludes with the topic of aging families.
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