Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods: A Contextual Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

This unique sociohistorical account of family studies traces the development of various theories or methods within the context of the social values, technological changes, and political events of the twentieth century. Each chapter discusses the origins of a particular theory or method, its core assuptions, its applications, and its link to preceeding and succeeding theories or methods.

Symbolic interactionism & family studies/social conflict theories of the family/human ecology theory/etc.

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Presents the story of the development of family theory from its origins in religion and philosophy through the theory construction and methodology of the mid-20th century and the newly emerging models of the late 20th century, emphasizing not only family theory but also research methods and the relationship between the two. Also addresses the implications of the theories for helping contemporary families to cope with problems and to enhance the quality of their lives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306442643
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 3/31/1993
  • Edition description: 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 748
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview: Family Theories and Methods (W.J. Doherty et al.). Metatheory and Family Studies (D.M. Klein, J.A. Jurich).
The Emergence of Family Theories and Methods: The History of Family Theory (B.N. Adams, S.K. Steinmetz). Comparative Methods in Family Research (G.R. Lee, L. Haas).
Family Theories and Methods Emerging During 1918-1929: Symbolic Interactionism and Family Studies (R. LaRossa, D.C. Reitzes). Qualitative Family Research (P.C. Rosenblatt, L.R. Fischer).
Family Theories and Methods Emerging During 1930-1945: Quantitative Measurement in Family Research (K.S. Wampler, C.F. Halverston, Jr.).
Family Theories and Methods Emerging During 1946-1960: Family Development Theory (R.H. Rodgers, J.M. White).
Family Theories and Methods Emerging During 1960-1980: Systems Theories (G.G. Whitechurch, L. Constantine).
Family Theories and Methods Emerging During the 1980s: Communication Theory and the Family (M.A. Fitzpatrick, L.D. Ritchie).
17 additional articles.
Index.

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