James Henslin’s fourth edition of this significant book has been thoroughly revised and updated to include twenty new articles focused on the structure and develop of marriage in the modern-day society.
Marriage and Family in a Changing Society aims to follow the development of the marital life cycle from romance and dating, to marriage (and its alternatives), to parenting, and often divorce, remarriage, and widowhood.
These highly readable and deeply relevant readings allow students to see the events unfolding in their own lives from an illuminating sociological perspective.
James M. Henslin is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He is the author of many textbooks, including Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 7th ed.; Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 6th ed.; and Social Problems, 7th ed.