The Fourth Edition of James M. White, David M. Klein, and Todd F. Martin’s best-selling Family Theories: An Introduction offers a thorough and accessible approach to the most current perspectives in family theory. Rich in detail yet exceptionally concise, the text's analytical structure draws from such major theoretical frameworks as social exchange and choice, symbolic-interaction, family life course development, systems, conflict, feminism, and ecology to explain variation in families. Thoroughly updated, this new edition helps readers connect theory to everyday life.
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
1. What Is a Theory?
2. Theoretical Assumptions
3. The Rational Choice and Social Exchange Framework
4. The Symbolic Interaction Framework
5. The Family Life Course Development Framework
6. The Systems Framework
7. The Conflict Framework
8. The Feminist Framework
9. The Ecological Framework
10. Theorizing About Families