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Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families
     

Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families

by Gary W Peterson, Suzanne Steinmetz
 

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ISBN-10: 0789020890

ISBN-13: 9780789020895

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Family scholars in a variety of fields present autobiographical essays revealing such matters as their own family heritage, people and events that influenced them early in life, and their educational and professional experience. A major themes is how an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field is socially constructed, shaped by individual creativity and the

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Family scholars in a variety of fields present autobiographical essays revealing such matters as their own family heritage, people and events that influenced them early in life, and their educational and professional experience. A major themes is how an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field is socially constructed, shaped by individual creativity and the surrounding milieu. The 45 articles also appeared in several issues of Marriages and Family Review from v.30, no.3 (2000) to v.32, nos. 1/2 (2001). Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789020895
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
926
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Crossing Boundaries
  • Crossing Boundaries: An Introduction to the Lives of Family Scholars
  • A Hero's Journey: The Lifeways of a Modern Day Asclepius
  • My Autobiography
  • In Search of Resiliency in Families: Vision Quest of a Native Hawaiian Family Scholar
  • Life as a Sociologist
  • My Biographical Self: A Brief Sketch
  • Exploring and Defining Early Social Ecologies and Their Impact: Mothers, Fathers, Families, and Cultures
  • Part II: Overcoming Obstacles
  • Overcoming Obstacles—Challenges to Life and Scholarship
  • Now Take My Life—Please!
  • By the Book: An Academic Memoir
  • Living the Literature: Keeping My Family in Family Sociology
  • Aspirations and Possibilities: Coming to Terms with Other People's Reality
  • Constructing a Life Course
  • Following a Non-Linear Career Path: Dietetics + Child Development + Special Education = Family Studies
  • Part III: Environmental and Family Influences Shaping Family Scholars
  • Environmental and Family Influences Shaping Family Scholars
  • An Autobiographical Sketch
  • How I Got This Way: Memoirs of a Liberal
  • The Autobiography of a Sex Researcher: Short Version
  • My Family and Me: A 20th Century Saga
  • A Personal and Intellectual Journey
  • My Life Story: Reflections of an Early Family Scholar
  • Families, Social Change, and Individual Lives
  • Making the World Safe for Difference
  • Part IV: Intersections: Unique Career Paths to Studying Families
  • Intersections: Unique Career Paths to Studying Families
  • Toward Understanding Families as Groups
  • The Importance of Serendipity
  • Continuities and Diversities
  • Coming Full Circle: From Volunteer to Professional
  • The Social Construction of a Family Sociologist
  • Orchestrating Differences: The Making of a Family Psychologist
  • Reflections of a Psychologist Turned Relationship/Family Scientist
  • Soft Ideas and Hard Methods: Family Sociologist or Social Psychologist?
  • The Admiral's Son with an Independent Spirit
  • Trying to Make Sense of Self: A Work in Progress
  • Part V: Independent Spirits
  • Independent Spirits
  • Evelyn Duvall's Life
  • Migration into Middle Class: Social Capital at Work
  • How a Kid from the North Woods Got Lucky
  • Mountains, Mormonism, Marriage, and Family: Life and Career Reflections
  • The Way Things Were and Still Are
  • Observing Families: Their Contexts and Consequences
  • An Interest in Lost Persons
  • Treads in My Professional Career
  • Life Course Reflections
  • Everyday Life in Family Scholarship and Family Life: Sketches and Interpretations
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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