Marriages Families and Relationships Making Choices in a Diverse Society Author : Mary Ann Lamanna Publisher : Cengage Learning Total Pages : 0 Release : 2014-01-17 ISBN 10 : 1285736974 ISBN 13 : 9781285736976 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Marriages Families and Relationships Making Choices in a Diverse Society Book Description: 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.