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Family Theories / Edition 3
     

Family Theories / Edition 3

by James M. White, David M. Klein
 

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ISBN-10: 1412937485

ISBN-13: 9781412937481

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Building upon the success of two previous bestselling editions, the Third Edition of Family Theories continues to be the ideal resource for readers wishing to develop an understanding of sophisticated ideas about families and marriages. Authors James White and David Klein have updated and revised each chapter based on readers' suggestions and on

Overview

Building upon the success of two previous bestselling editions, the Third Edition of Family Theories continues to be the ideal resource for readers wishing to develop an understanding of sophisticated ideas about families and marriages. Authors James White and David Klein have updated and revised each chapter based on readers' suggestions and on developments in the area of family sociology and family studies. An incisive, thorough introduction to current and traditional theories of the family, this text balances the diversity and richness of a broad scope of scholarly work.

New to the Third Edition

  • Starts with a reorganized introductory chapter: The opening chapter has been restructured for increased clarity and to offer a better guide to utilizing theory to guide research and practice.
  • Introduces a new chapter: Previous editions included seven major theoretical frameworks to explain variation in family life. The Third Edition welcomes the addition of an eighth framework on functionalist theory.
  • Includes material on postmodernism: By placing information on postmodernism within the chapter on the feminist framework, the authors allow readers to see more clearly how these two intellectual movements relate to the study of families.
  • Offers updates throughout: Significant additions to the "Variations" section of all chapters have been made to capture new theoretical developments.
  • Restores several meta-theories: Deleted from the last chapter in the previous edition, several meta-theories, dealing with the type of causation, treatment of time, and the level of analysis, have been added back in this new edition.

Intended Audience

This text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Family Theories, Family Systems & Theory, and Sociology of the Family in departments of family studies, sociology, and human development

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412937481
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition
1. What Is a Theory?
Philosophies of Science
Architecture of a Scientific Theory
Defining Theory
Functions of a Theory
Theories About Families
A Brief History of Theory in Family Theory
Conceptual Frameworks: 1950-1966
Formal Theory Construction: 1967-1979
Pluralism: 1980-1999
Post-Postmodern Theory: 2000-Present
Evaluation of a Theory
Frameworks
Suggested Readings
2. The Functionalist Framework
Intellectual Traditions
Focus and Scope Assumptions
Concepts
Propositions
Variations
Empirical Applications
Implications for Intervention
Critiques and Discussion
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
3. The Social Exchange and Rational Choice Framework
Intellectual Traditions
Focus and Scope Assumptions
Concepts
Propositions
Variations
Empirical Applications
Implications for Intervention
Critiques and Discussion
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
4. The Symbolic Interaction Framework
Intellectual Traditions
Focus and Scope Assumptions
Concepts
Propositions
Variations
Empirical Applications
Implications for Intervention
Critiques and Discussion
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
5. The Family Life Course Development Framework
Intellectual Traditions
Focus and Scope Assumptions
Concepts
Propositions
Variations
Empirical Applications
Implications for Intervention
Critiques and Discussion
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
6. The Systems Framework
Intellectual Traditions
Focus and Scope Assumptions
Concepts
Propositions
Variations
Empirical Applications
Implications for Intervention
Critiques and Discussion
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
7. The Conflict Framework
Intellectual Traditions
Focus and Scope Assumptions
Concepts
Propositions
Variations
Empirical Applications
Implications for Intervention
Critiques and Discussion
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
8. The Feminist Framework and Poststructuralism
Intellectual Traditions
Focus and Scope Assumptions
Concepts
Propositions
Variations
Empirical Applications
Implications for Intervention
Critiques and Discussion
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
9. The Ecological Framework
Intellectual Traditions
Focus and Scope Assumptions
Concepts
Propositions
Variations
Empirical Applications
Implications for Intervention
Critiques and Discussion
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
10. The State of Family Theory and Its Future
State of Family Theory
Theory Construction
Metatheory and Theory Development
The Future of Family Theory
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
References
Index
About the Authors

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