About the Book
For courses in Marriage and the Family A comprehensive introduction to the issues families face today
Revel(TM) Marriages & Families: Changes, Choices, and Constraints explores important contemporary changes in society and the family through the lenses of the choices that are available to family members and the constraints that often limit their choices. Authors Nijole Benokraitis and Cheryl Buehler examine a variety of cross-cultural and multicultural scenarios to help students better understand the families in which they were raised as well as the families they may be forming themselves. The 9th Edition includes fully up-to-date data as well as coverage of contemporary topics such as adult children living at home, the effects of same-sex marriage legalization, and the gray divorce revolution. Revel is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience -- for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.
NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.
About the Author: Nijole V. Benokraitis is professor emerita of sociology at the University of Baltimore. She received a B.A. in sociology and English from Emmanuel College in Boston, a master's degree in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. A strong proponent of applied sociology, Professor Benokraitis enlisted her students in community service activities such as tutoring low-income high school students and volunteering research services to nonprofit organizations. She has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited almost a dozen books, including SOC (now in its sixth edition); Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity: Action, Inaction, Reaction; Contemporary Ethnic Families in the United States: Characteristics, Variations, and Dynamics; Feuds about Families: Conservative, Centrist, Liberal, and Feminist Perspectives; Modern Sexism: Blatant, Subtle, and Covert Discrimination; Subtle Sexism: Current Practices and Prospects for Change; and eight editions of S eeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology. She has also published numerous articles and book chapters on topics such as institutional racism, discrimination against women in government and higher education, and family policy. See www.allmysoc.com to find out more about Dr. Benokraitis's background, selected publications, and contact information. She and her husband have two adult children and one grandchild. Cheryl Buehler is professor of human development and family studies (HDFS) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She earned a B.S. in home economics education from Iowa State University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in family social science at the University of Minnesota. Professor Buehler teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on family relationships within diverse contexts, family theories, and research methods. Dr. Buehler has published over 100 papers on divorce, marital relationships, parenting, family functioning, and adolescent development in academic journals such as Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Family Theory and Review, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence. She has also served as associate editor of several academic journals, including the Journal of Marriage and Family, Family Relations, and Journal of Family Theory and Review. Dr. Buehler was recently the director of graduate studies in HDFS and the interim department chair. Her current research interests include teens' psychophysiological response patterns in stressful circumstances and predictors of infants' weight problems. Professor Buehler is an active family member in several family systems, including a central one that includes her husband of many years and their two dogs. Dr. Buehler can be contacted at email@example.com.