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In a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1987, the editors have assembled a distinguished group of contributors to address such topics as past, present, and future perspectives on family diversity; theory and methods of the family; changing family patterns and roles; the family and other institutions; and family dynamics and processes.

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A host of scholars in sociology, communications, human development, economics, history, and psychology join Sussman (Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH), Steinmetz (Indiana U.) and Peterson (Arizona State U.) to complete this volume on marriage and the family. Articles reflect a broad range of interests, discussing such topics as demography, ethnic variation in the family, divorce, adolescence in contemporary families, work, religion, law, communication, abuse and violence, and sexuality. The book also includes a variety of articles on theories and methods of family research and marital and family therapy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306457548
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/31/1999
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 822
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 1.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Perspectives on Families as we Approach the Twenty-First Century - Challenges for Future Handbook Authors.
I: Family Diversity: Past, Present, and Future. 1. Historical Analysis of the Family; S. McIssac Cooper. 2. Demography and Families; J.D. Teachman, et al. 3. Cross-Cultural and U.S. Kinship; B.N. Adams. 4. Comparative Perspectives; G.R. Lee. 5. Ethnic Variation in the Family: The Elusive Trend toward Convergence; R. Aponte, et al. 6. The Future of Families; B.H. Settles.
II: The Family: Theory and Methods. 7. Classical Social Theory and Family Studies: The Triumph of Reactionary Thought in Contemporary Family Studies; B.S. Vargus. 8. Postmodernism and Family Theory; W.J. Doherty. 9. Methodological Pluralism and Qualitative Family Research; J.F. Gilgun. 10. Quantitative Methodology for Studying Families; A.C. Acock. 11. Measurement in Family Studies; W.R. Schumm, K.K. Hemesath.
III: Changing Family Patterns and Roles. 12. Contemporary Family Patterns and Relationships; J. DeFrain, D.H. Olson. 13. Socializing Children and Parents in Families; G.W. Peterson, D. Hann. 14. Adolescence in Contemporary Families; S.K. Steinmetz. 15. Family Relations in Adulthood; J. Treas, L. Lawton. 16. Gender and Family Relationships; A.J. Walker. 17. Marital Dissolution: Divorce, Separation, Annulment, and Widowhood; K.A. Faust, J.N. McKibben.
IV: The Family and Other Institutions. 18. Families and Religions; P. Wittberg. 19. Economics and the Family; P.S. Carlin. 20. American Families and American Law; D.M. Rosen. 21. Families and Work; L. Haas. 22. Exploring Family and Health Relationships: The Role of Genetics, Environment, and Culture; D.E. Crews, H. Balcazar. 23. Strengthening Families: Policy Issues for the Twnety-First Century; P. Moen, K.B. Forest.
V: Changing Family Patterns and Roles. 24. Family Dynamics: An Essay on Conflict and Power; J. Sprey. 25. Family Communication; G.G. Whitchurch, F.C. Dickson. 26. Family Abuse and Violence; J. Langley Miller, et al. 27. Human Sexuality; R.T. Francoeur, L.L. Hendrixson. 28. Theories and Techniques of Marital and Family Therapy; N.J. Kaslow, et al.

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