Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families

Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families

by Gary W Peterson, Suzanne Steinmetz
     
 

Meet the men and women whose groundbreaking work elevated the field of family studies!

In Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars, you'll find 40 autobiographies written by leading scholars in sociology, family studies, psychology, and child development. Their fascinating stories demonstrate how their family

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Meet the men and women whose groundbreaking work elevated the field of family studies!

In Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars, you'll find 40 autobiographies written by leading scholars in sociology, family studies, psychology, and child development. Their fascinating stories demonstrate how their family experiences, educational opportunities, and occupational endeavors not only shaped the disciplines they chose but also shaped the theoretical perspectives they utilized and the topics they researched.

From the editors: "These autobiographies document the experiences of scholars from the early twentieth century to the present. The descriptions of early influences on their education, of their graduate school experiences, and of their academic career paths, provides a wealth of valuable material. Since four of these scholars have died and a number are in their eighties or older, these histories provide rich case studies on factors that influence the decision to go to college, get married, pursue an advanced degree, make specific occupational choices, and investigate certain topics. These autobiographies also detail the barriers that early women scholars in the social sciences faced."

The scholars whose lives you will learn about in Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families include:

  • Joan Aldous
  • Katherine R. Allen
  • Pauline Boss
  • Carlfred B. Broderick
  • Wesley R. Burr
  • Catherine Street Chilman
  • Harold T. Christensen
  • Marilyn Coleman
  • Rand D. Conger
  • Randal D. Day
  • William J. Doherty
  • Evelyn Millis Duvall
  • Glen H. Elder, Jr.
  • Bernard Farber
  • Margaret Feldman
  • Mark A. Fine
  • Greer Litton Fox
  • Frank F. Furstenberg
  • Viktor Gecas
  • Harold D. Grotevant
  • Gerald Handel
  • Michael E. Lamb
  • Ralph LaRossa
  • Gary R. Lee
  • Helena Znaniecka Lopata
  • Harriette P. McAdoo
  • Hamilton McCubbin
  • Brent C. Miller
  • Phyllis Moen
  • Gerhard Neubeck
  • Gary W. Peterson
  • Ira L. Reiss
  • John Scanzoni
  • Walter R. Schumm
  • Barbara H. Settles
  • Laurence Steinberg
  • Suzanne K. Steinmetz
  • Sheldon Stryker
  • Marvin B. Sussman
  • Irv Tallman

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789020888
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
926
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Crossing Boundaries: An Introduction to the Lives of Family Scholars3
A Hero's Journey: The Lifeways of a Modern Day Asclepius9
My Autobiography41
In Search of Resiliency in Families: Vision Quest of a Native Hawaiian Family Scholar49
Life as a Sociologist85
My Biographical Self: A Brief Sketch105
Exploring and Defining Early Social Ecologies and Their Impact: Mothers, Fathers, Families and Cultures121
Overcoming Obstacles - Challenges to Life and Scholarship143
Now Take My Life - Please!149
By the Book: An Academic Memoir179
Living the Literature: Keeping My Family in Family Sociology201
Aspirations and Possibilities: Coming to Terms with Other People's Reality215
Constructing a LifeCourse239
Following a Non-Linear Career Path: Dietetics + Child Development + Special Education = Family Studies253
Environmental and Family Influences Shaping Family Scholars275
An Autobiographical Sketch281
How I Got This Way: Memoirs of a Liberal305
The Autobiography of a Sex Researcher: Short Version331
My Family and Me: A 20th Century Saga367
A Personal and Intellectual Journey405
My Life Story: Reflections of an Early Family Scholar427
Families, Social Change, and Individual Lives451
Making the World Safe for Difference467
Intersections: Unique Career Paths to Studying Families481
Toward Understanding Families as Groups489
The Importance of Serendipity511
Continuities and Diversities529
Coming Full Circle: From Volunteer to Professional549
The Social Construction of a Family Sociologist575
Orchestrating Differences: The Making of a Family Psychologist593
Reflections of a Psychologist Turned Relationship/Family Scientist609
Soft Ideas and Hard Methods: Family Sociologist or Social Psychologist?623
The Admiral's Son with an Independent Spirit635
Trying to Make Sense of Self: A Work in Progress661
Independent Spirits697
Evelyn Duvall's Life703
Migration into Middle Class: Social Capital at Work721
How a Kid from the North Woods Got Lucky741
Mountains, Mormonism, Marriage, and Family: Life and Career Reflections757
The Way Things Were and Still Are773
Observing Families: Their Contexts and Consequences791
An Interest in Lost Persons809
Threads in My Professional Career823
Life Course Reflections835
Everyday Life in Family Scholarship and Family Life: Sketches and Interpretations845
Index869

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