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Marriage & The Family Courses

Welcome to our Marriage & The Family publishing program.
Take a look inside at teaching and learning tools that:

  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends


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Intimate Violence and Abuse in Families

Fourth Edition

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Richard J. Gelles

October 2016

Updates a best-selling core text in the field of intimate violence and child maltreatment.

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Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families

Ninth Edition

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Nancy Stinnett, Nick Stinnett, Mary Kay DeGenova...

July 2016

An accessible, comprehensive introduction to marriage and family with a focus on strengthening families and effective coping strategies

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Children and Society: The Sociology of Children and Childhood Socialization

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Gerald Handel, Spencer Cahill, and Frederick Elkin

August 2006

A comprehensive sociological portrayal of children and childhood from birth to the beginning of adolescence.

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Couples, Kids, and Family Life

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Jaber F. Gubrium and James A. Holstein

October 2005

Offers a distinctive view of what the social worlds of family life might look like from the standpoint of "insiders"--family members.

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Families in Context: An Introduction

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Marilyn Ihinger-Tallman and Teresa M. Cooney

December 2004

This comprehensive but concise text introduces foundational ideas and concepts about families and applies them to issues and events relevant to today's college student population.

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Just Marriage

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Mary Lyndon Shanley

September 2004

Debates the public importance of private unions.

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Points & Counterpoints: Controversial Relationship and Family Issues in the 21st Century: An Anthology

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Marilyn Coleman and Lawrence Ganong

August 2002

Includes a wide range of both academic and popular essays examining numerous subjects not addressed in most marriage and family texts--such as interracial dating and marriage, age at the time of marriage, men and women as friends, licensing parents, the Internet as an aid in developing relationships, and New Social Darwinism.

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Families Across Time: A Life Course Perspective: Readings

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Sharon J. Price, Patrick C. McKenry, and Megan J. Murphy

April 2000

Using a consistent theoretical orientation, this volume of seventeen original essays explores the "life course" approach to family life--including parent-child, spousal, and sibling relationships.

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