This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a theme especially relevant to todayas 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.... increasingly frantic with decreasing unstructured or adowna time, an issue explored in Chapter 9 (Chudacoff 2007; Elkind 2010). ... However, coupled with financial worries, parentsa#39; irregular work schedules in lowwage jobs with little autonomy and high ... and workplace expectations, demands, and practices influence decisions made within families, and vice versa. ... to be available even during off hours household maintenance tasks FIgure 10.5 Work-family causal feedback loop.
|Title||:||Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society|
|Author||:||Mary Ann Lamanna, Agnes Riedmann, Susan Stewart|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2014-01-15|