Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage and the Family

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Science - 608 pages
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The Eleventh Edition of Knox and Schacht’s CHOICES IN RELATIONSHIPS helps students see how positive outcomes in personal relationships depend on making intelligent choices. The authors encourage students to explore the tradeoffs that choices involve, show how to view situations in a positive light, and demonstrate that not making a choice is really a choice after all. Through current data, an engaging writing style, interactive pedagogy such as self-assessments, and an emphasis on social policy issues within the context of each chapter, this theme-based marriage and family text encourages lively classroom discussion and demonstrates how research and theory apply to students’ lives. Thus, students learn to approach every intimate relationship with the new freedom and new responsibility that choices involve. This streamlined eleventh edition also includes new discussions of the future of marriage and the family, and features an abundance of new research.
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About the Authors
Choices in Relationships An Introduction
Singlehood Hanging Out Hooking Up and Cohabitation
Selecting a Partner
Marriage Relationships
Divorce and Remarriage
Relationships in the Later Years
Careers in Marriage and the Family
Individual Autobiography Outline
Family Autobiography Outline
Prenuptial Agreement of a Remarried Couple

SameSex Couples and Families
Sexuality in Relationships
Planning for Children
Work and Family Life
Violence and Abuse in Relationships
Stress and Crisis in Relationships
Living Will
Durable Power of Attorney
Name Index
Subject Index

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David Knox, Ph.D., is professor of sociology at East Carolina University, where he teaches courtship and marriage; marriage and the family; and sociology of human sexuality. He is a marriage and family therapist as well as the author or co-author of 12 books and over 100 professional articles.

Caroline Schacht, M.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Child Development and Family Relations, is Instructor Emeritus at East Carolina University. She retired from a career teaching sociology to become a certified Romana's Pilates instructor. She is co-author of several textbooks and balances her time writing and revising, teaching Pilates in her home studio, and writing children's verses and songs for her grandchildren.

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