ch. 1. Defining family variation ch. 2. Studying the family ch. 3. Families in preindustrial context ch. 4. Industrialization and families ch. 5. Gender, work, and postindustrial families ch. 6. Social class and families ch. 7. Race/ethnicity and families ch. 8. Forming intimate relationships ch. 9. Mate selection ch. 10. Varieties of sexual scripts ch. 11. Population and family planning ch. 12. Negotiating marriages ch. 13. Parents and children ch. 14. Crisis and violence in families ch. 15. Divorce and rescripted families ch. 16. Family perspectives, policy and the future.