Description : From the author of the New York Times bestseller Adult Children of Alcoholics -- an invaluable guide for women dealing with alcoholic partners.
Description : A cultural history of drinking and alcoholism from Prohibition to the mid-1960s, focusing on how gender norms and ideologies of marriage shaped Americans' views and experiences of drinking.
Description : THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY brings together all elements of the course -- including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. Striking a balance between an academic and more functional approach, the authors draw from research to present a sound sociological and family studies base enhanced by perspectives from anthropology, history, psychology, journalism, literature, economics, and gender studies. The book explores recent research on topics such as adoptive parenting, the transgender experience, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. Real-life examples and a focus on self-assessment and reflection make the book accessible and encourage students to think and act for themselves. The thirteenth edition retains a progressive approach to diversity yet remains rooted in a positive, pro-family perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Real estate magnate Jaylin Jerome Rogers is happily married to his one and only love, Nokea. They've got adorable kids and a lovely home in Miami Beach. The biggest mistake of Jaylin's life, his affair with Scorpio Valentino, is behind him—or so he believes. But beneath the still waters of marital bliss, drama is bubbling up! Jaylin thought Scorpio was just a short-term jump off, but his world is rocked when she reveals that he is her year-old son's father. Suddenly both of their marriages are on the rocks, as Jaylin tries to be a father to his newfound son, and Scorpio moves to Miami intent on reigniting their affair. While Nokea builds a new life for herself, her husband hatches a desperate plan to win her back.
Description : Katherine A. Dettwyler, author of the Margaret Mead Awardwinning Dancing Skeletons, has written a compelling and original introductory text. Cultural Anthropology & Human Experience is suitable for use in Cultural and Social Anthropology courses, and its twelve chapters easily fit into quarter or semester terms, while leaving room for additional readings, discussions, or other projects. All the standard topics are covered, but with less emphasis on method and theory and more coverage of a variety of industrial and postindustrial societies. Auxiliary materialsbells and whistleshave been kept to a minimum to reduce distractions and maintain a reasonable price to students. The author has chosen all the photographs with great care to illustrate or amplify important points. The Instructors Manual includes summaries of each chapter, student exercises, and a test bank. Dettwylers upbeat tone inspires students to: develop the ability to think logically, objectively, and critically about different cultural beliefs, practices, and social structures; understand that humans are primates with culture, with a complex overlay of environmental and cultural influences; appreciate how powerful cultural beliefs and practices can be in shaping human perceptions of the world; realize that culture is not the same thing as social constructions of race, ethnic identity, or place of geographic origin; understand why/how cultural practices make sense within the cultures that practice them; articulate how an anthropological perspective helps discern everyday situations and interactions at the local, national, and international levels; understand that anthropology is not just an academic disciplineit is a way of looking at and understanding the world; appreciate the ways cultural beliefs and practices, social structures, and human lifestyles contribute to a meaningful life.
Description : From the bestselling author behind the addictive, EMMY and GOLDEN GLOBE-winning HBO series Big Little Lies, comes a cocktail of friendship and modern love - spiked with a little deception. Six responsible adults, two best friends - and one day that changes everything. 'This is a story which begins with a barbecue in the suburbs. . .' By the end of it a lifelong friendship will be in tatters, a marriage on the rocks and an innocent bystander dead. In just one evening six lives will change for ever . . . If you aren't already a Moriarty addict, you will be after this utterly obsessive read. 'If you liked The Husband's Secret, or Big Little Lies, you will love Truly Madly Guilty. Filled with so many twists and turns. Keeps you guessing until the very end. Perfect summer read' Reese Witherspoon 'If, like us, you've been obsessively enjoying Big Little Lies, then you must clear a reading slot for this novel by the same author . . . Truly Madly Guilty is as brilliantly accomplished as it is dark, twisty and compulsive. No wonder Reese Witherspoon is such a huge Moriarty fan' Heat 'Straight-from-life characters, knife-sharp insight and almost unbearable suspense will have you racing through it' Good Housekeeping 'A riveting drama packed with suspense and secrets' Woman & Home
Description : It is easy to communicate. Right? Well, wrong! Any communication that does not generate the desired response can hardly be considered effective. Communities have gone to war, empires have crumbled, businesses have gone under and marriages have hit the rocks as a result of a breakdown in communication or a lack of effective communication. In Communication in Relationships, Bimbo Odukoya, an internationally acclaimed marriage counsellor, addresses the intricacies of relationships, focussing on verbal communication, non-verbal communication, listening and communication styles, as she proffers solutions to numerous marital and relationship problems. If your relationships are not working, the reason may well be that you are not communicating effectively. This book is a must-read. Pastor Bimbo Odukoya was the co-pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Lagos-a church that is committed to raising leaders, and was the president of Single & Married, a ministry that has been widely acclaimed for preparing youths and couples for fulfilling and lasting relationships. Her popular television programme Single & Married is still being broadcast on several stations across Africa, Canada and the United Kingdom, long after her passing on to glory in December 2005. She was also the chairperson of Discovery for Women, a ministry dedicated to inspiring women in their roles as mothers and leaders. A highly-sought-after speaker, she ministered on practically every Nigerian university and polytechnic campus. This was in addition to running regular columns in several newspapers and magazines. She received numerous awards, including a couple of honorary doctorates, in recognition of her contributions to the society. She was married to Pastor Taiwo Odukoya and blessed with three children.