By Mary Ann Lamanna, Agnes Riedmann

This bestselling textual content on marriages, households, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and utilized process with a different subject in particular proper to today's dynamic worldwide atmosphere: "Making offerings in a various society." The textual content achieves a good stability among the sociological, or ecological and family members structures theoretical views, whereas together with vast insurance of relatives dynamics and interpersonal relationships. The authors use heat, humor, and a fascinating presentation to create a hugely readable textual content that gives insightful views at the variety of our sleek society, together with diverse ethnic traditions and family members types.

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All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. Marriage, Relationships, and Family Commitments: Making Choices in a Changing Society Defini ning Family Issues for Thought: Which of These Is a Family?

A single woman and her three young children. Two children, their divorced parents, the current spouses of their divorced parents, and the children from previous marriages of their stepparents. Both sets of parents of a deceased married couple. A child, his stepfather, and the stepfather’s wife subsequent to his divorce from the child’s mother. Six adults and their twelve young children, all living together in a communal fashion. Two adult male cousins living together. Critical Thinking The 1979 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates (theme song: “We Are Family”).

S. population changes, policy makers need to recognize the complexity and diversity of the growing minority population (Mather 2009, p. 13). We return to issues of racial and ethnic diversity in Chapter 3 and throughout this textbook. Here, we turn to a third society-wide trend that affects families today—economic uncertainty. Economic Uncertainty “Recession means worry—all too tangible worry” (Bazelton 2009). Incomes grew little for the middle and working classes even prior to the recession that began in 2008.

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