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Marriages and Families in the 21st Century
A Bioecological Approach

Third Edition
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February 2023 | 752 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In Marriages and Families in the Twenty-First Century: A Bioecological Approach, Tasha R. Howe's unique micro-to-macro perspective invites all readers to explore the full complexity of contemporary relationships and family structures within their ever-changing social, cultural, psychological, and biological frameworks. The illuminating narrative leads students into the future of the field by uniting the latest developmental science with everyday examples that place the individual within the context of family, peers, neighbors, teachers, schools, media, religious institutions, and culture. The Third Edition encourages students to analyze and apply the material with abundant self-reflection exercises, self-assessments, case studies, and critical-thinking questions, providing them with a firm grasp of the research as well as concrete tools to use in their own lives, relationships, and careers.

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Chapter 1: The Changing American Family
 
Chapter 2: How We Study the Family: Theories and Research Methods
 
Chapter 3: Sex and Gender
 
Chapter 4: Sexualities
 
Chapter 5: Dating and Mate Selection
 
Chapter 6: Love
 
Chapter 7: Marriages and Committed Partnerships
 
Chapter 8: Living Single
 
Chapter 9: Reproduction and Parenting
 
Chapter 10: The Economy of Working Families: Balancing Mental, Physical, and Financial Health in the 21st Century
 
Chapter 11: Families in Crisis: Violence, Abuse, and Neglect
 
Chapter 12: Divorce and Remarriage
 
Chapter 13: Growing Older in Families
 
Chapter 14: The Evolution of Families in the 21st Century
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Author

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"Howe does a superb job of keeping students reminded of the multiple influences on family and individual. Many textbooks are missing this organizational element."

Alicia Drais-Parrillo
The Pennsylvania State University

"I like that the author blends history, anthropology, psychology, biology & sociology into one text. It is how this topic must be addressed."

Andrea G. Weyermann
Georgia State University

"I like how the author is careful to address different ethnicities and types of couples (e.g., multi-racial; gay/lesbian; etc.), esp. vis-à-vis the standard North American family."

Mo Therese Hannah
Siena College

"The author found ways to bring 'the self' into the discussion on relationships. Students really need to relate, and the author finds many ways to open that up for students."

Carol Fealey
Farmingdale State College
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more.
  • How Would You Measure That features and many of the Self Assessments from the text are now assignable as self-scoring activities in Vantage.
  • Up-to-date coverage includes violence against women in developing countries, the impact of migration trauma on children, shifting attitudes about same-sex relationships, and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
  • Many new references from 2017 through 2022 span multiple disciplines and offer updates to each chapter.
  • COVID-19 research examines the pandemic’s impact on families and societies.
KEY FEATURES:
  • The “Bioecological Approach” explores the full complexity of family relationships “out from neurons and in from culture,” drawing on and integrating research from many contexts: social/cultural, psychological, biological, historical.
  • Includes insights from neuroscience, medicine, and biopsychology that explain how family relationships are shaped by biological functioning.
  • Focus on My Family boxes profile real families through personal essays about their diverse experiences.
  • How Would You Measure That? sections enhance students' critical thinking skills and their ability to analyze research designs and conclusions.
  • Building Your Strengths exercises help students analyze their own families' strengths and include psychometrically sound self-assessments.
  • Balanced coverage integrates contemporary real-world examples with important theory and research.
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