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MindTap Sociology, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card, 12th Edition

  • Mary Ann Lamanna
  • Agnes Riedmann
  • Susan D. Stewart
  • ISBN-10: 1285775287
  • ISBN-13: 9781285775289
  • Mixed Media
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

MindTap Sociology for Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart's Marriages, Families, and Relationships, 12th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.


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  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments ‘on the fly,’ making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today’s teachable moments.

  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.

  • Track students’ use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.

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About the Author

Mary Ann Lamanna

Mary Ann Lamanna is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research and teaching interests include family, reproduction, and gender and law. Other research has concerned the sociology of literature -- specifically "novels of terrorism" -- and a sociological analysis of Marcel Proust's novel IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME. In addition to numerous articles in law, sociology and medical humanities journals, Dr. Lamanna is the author of EMILE DURKHEIM ON THE FAMILY (Sage, 2002) and co-author of a book on Vietnamese refugees. She received her bachelor's degree Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University (St. Louis) in political science, her master's degree in sociology (minor in psychology) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her doctorate in sociology from the University of Notre Dame.

Agnes Riedmann

Agnes Riedmann is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Stanislaus. Her professional areas of interest are theory, family and the sociology of body image. Dr. Riedmann spent the 2008-09 academic year as a Fulbright Professor at the Graduate School for Social Research, affiliated with the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where she taught courses in family, social policy and globalization. She is author of SCIENCE THAT COLONIZES: A CRITIQUE OF FERTILITY STUDIES IN AFRICA (Temple University Press, 1993). Dr. Riedmann attended Clarke College, Dubuque, received her bachelor's degree from Creighton University and earned her doctorate from the University of Nebraska.

Susan D. Stewart

Susan D. Stewart is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University. Her professional areas of interest are gender, family and demography -- specifically how complex living arrangements affect the physical and emotional health of adults and children. Her research has been supported by grants from the NICHD, USDA, Joint Center for Poverty Research and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The author of BRAVE NEW STEPFAMILIES and CO-SLEEPING IN FAMILIES, Dr. Stewart has published papers on a diverse range of topics, including child and adolescent obesity, eating habits, nutrition, fertility intentions and behavior, child support and visitation, stepchild adoption and women's financial literacy. She received her doctorate in sociology from Bowling Green State University.

Table of Contents

1. Making Family Choices in a Changing Society.
2. Exploring Relationships and Families.
3. Our Gendered Identities.
4. Our Sexual Selves.
5. Love and Choosing a Life Partner.
6. Living Alone, Cohabiting, Same-Sex Unions, and Other Intimate Relationships.
7. Marriage: From Social Institution to Private Relationship.
8. Deciding About Parenthood.
9. Raising Children in a Diverse Society.
10. Work, Family, and the Economy.
11. Communication in Relationships, Marriages, and Families.
12. Power and Violence in Families.
13. Family Stress, Crisis, and Resilience.
14. Divorce and Relationship Dissolution.
15. Remarriages and Stepfamilies.
16. Aging and Multigenerational Families.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
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Instructor Supplements

MindTap Sociology, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart's Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society  (ISBN-10: 1285775279 | ISBN-13: 9781285775272)

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Student Supplements

MindTap Sociology, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart's Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society  (ISBN-10: 1285775279 | ISBN-13: 9781285775272)

MindTap Sociology for Lamanna/Riedmann/Stewart's Marriages, Families, and Relationships, 12th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.