The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives / Edition 3

The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives / Edition 3

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by Betty Carter, Monica McGoldrick
     
 

How does one define the concept of "family"? Is it primarily a biological link, or purely a social construction? Can it be a combination of both? Does it have to be? In this age of single parents, alternative lifestyles, and joint custody, "family" has become a fluid term which reflects a sweeping change in society -- from the rigid structure of the nuclear family to… See more details below

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How does one define the concept of "family"? Is it primarily a biological link, or purely a social construction? Can it be a combination of both? Does it have to be? In this age of single parents, alternative lifestyles, and joint custody, "family" has become a fluid term which reflects a sweeping change in society -- from the rigid structure of the nuclear family to a more diverse and inclusive circle of people that one refers to as Rfamily.S In this revision of their classic work in family therapy issues and techniques, the authors propose Ra new and more comprehensive way to think about human development and the life cycle,S by widening the perspective of family therapy to include diversity of family forms and lifestyles, as well as cultural diversity. Their expanded view of family includes the impact and issues at multiple levels of the human system: the individual, family households, the extended family, the community, the cultural group, and the larger society. The new edition offers lively and dynamic writing, with contributed chapters by some of the best-known therapists and experts in family therapy. Some issues with expanded focus include race, class, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, spirituality, politics, work, time, community, values, and belief systems. Social workers, psychologists, nurses, and family therapists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205200092
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/04/1998
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
541
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.21(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Conceptual Perspectives
Ch. 1Overview: The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives1
Ch. 2Self in Context: The Individual Life Cycle in Systemic Perspective27
Ch. 3History, Genograms, and the Family Life Cycle: Freud in Context47
Ch. 4Culture and the Family Life Cycle69
Ch. 5Social Class and the Family Life Cycle88
Ch. 6Women and the Family Life Cycle106
Ch. 7Men in Transition: The "New Man"124
Ch. 8The Latino Family Life Cycle141
Ch. 9Siblings Through the Life Cycle153
Ch. 10Migration and the Family Life Cycle169
Ch. 11Death and the Family Life Cycle185
Ch. 12Creating Meaningful Rituals for New Life Cycle Transitions202
Pt. 2Perspectives on the Evolving American Family
Ch. 13Becoming an Adult: Leaving Home and Staying Connected215
Ch. 14Becoming a Couple231
Ch. 15Becoming Parents: The Family with Young Children249
Ch. 16Transformation of the Family System During Adolescence274
Ch. 17The Launching Phase of the Life Cycle287
Ch. 18Families in Later Life: Challenges and Opportunities307
Ch. 19The Family Life Cycle of African American Families Living in Poverty327
Ch. 20Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Family Life Cycle346
Ch. 21The Single Adult and the Family Life Cycle362
Ch. 22The Divorce Cycle: A Major Variation in the American Family Life Cycle373
Ch. 23Divorce: An Unscheduled Family Transition381
Ch. 24Single-Parent Families: Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and Interventions399
Ch. 25Remarried Families417
Pt. 3Clinical Applications
Ch. 26Coaching at Various Stages of the Life Cycle436
Ch. 27Alcohol Problems and the Family Life Cycle455
Ch. 28Violence and the Family Life Cycle470
Ch. 29Chronic Illness and the Family Life Cycle492
Ch. 30Interactions Between the Therapist's and Client's Life Cycle Stages512
Name Index520
Subject Index528

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