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Written by a team of experts, Exploring Family Theories, Second Edition, is a combined text/reader that integrates theory with research and applications. Presenting a diverse variety of perspectives, it offers students a unique and highly readable introduction to family theories. In eachchapter, the editors present the history, scholarship, and critiques of each principal family theory in a concise and student-friendly manner. Numerous illustrations and examples augment and clarify content, while application questions help students relate each theory to the real world. After eachchapter, a follow-up journal article exemplifies how each theory is used to guide actual research. Clear, comprehensive, and concise, Exploring Family Theories, Second Edition, is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in family theory.
Suzanne R. Smith is Associate Professor of Human Development, Associate Chair, and Program Director at Washington State University, Vancouver.
Raeann R. Hamon is Distinguished Professor of Family Science and Gerontology and Chair of the Human Development and Family Science Department at Messiah College.
The late Bron B. Ingoldsby was Associate Professor of Family Life at Brigham Young University.
J. Elizabeth Miller is Associate Professor of Family and Child Studies at Northern Illinois University.
Table of Contents
|About the Authors||p. xiii|
|What Is Theory?||p. 1|
|Theory in Historical Perspective||p. 4|
|Family Theory||p. 5|
|Text Organization||p. 6|
|Symbolic Interactionism Theory||p. 9|
|Basic Assumptions||p. 13|
|Primary Terms and Concepts||p. 15|
|Common Areas of Research and Application||p. 18|
|Sample Reading: Symbolic Interactionism in Grounded Theory Studies: Women Surviving with HIV/AIDS in Rural Northern Thailand||p. 25|
|Structural Functionalism Theory||p. 38|
|Basic Assumptions||p. 40|
|Primary Terms and Concepts||p. 41|
|Common Areas of Research and Application||p. 43|
|Sample Reading: The Theoretical Importance of Love||p. 50|
|Family Development Theory||p. 64|
|Basic Assumptions||p. 66|
|Primary Terms and Concepts||p. 66|
|Common Areas of Research and Application||p. 69|
|Sample Reading: Work-Family Stage and Satisfaction with Work-Family Balance||p. 82|
|Family Stress Theory||p. 94|
|Basic Assumptions||p. 96|
|Primary Terms and Concepts||p. 99|
|Common Areas of Research and Application||p. 101|
|Sample Reading: Ambiguous Loss and the Family Grieving Process||p. 111|
|Family Systems Theory||p. 123|
|Basic Assumptions||p. 125|
|Primary Terms and Concepts||p. 131|
|Common Areas of Research and Application||p. 134|
|Sample Reading: The Costs of Getting Ahead: Mexican Family System Changes After Immigration||p. 140|
|Conflict Theory||p. 161|
|Basic Assumptions||p. 163|
|Primary Terms and Concepts||p. 167|
|Common Areas of Research and Application||p. 169|
|Sample Reading: Why Welfare?||p. 177|
|Social Exchange Theory||p. 201|
|Basic Assumptions||p. 202|
|Primary Terms and Concepts||p. 203|
|Common Areas of Research and Application||p. 205|
|Sample Reading: Power and Dependence in Intimate Exchange||p. 213|
|Feminist Family Theory||p. 230|
|Basic Assumptions||p. 232|
|Primary Terms and Concepts||p. 237|
|Common Areas of Research and Application||p. 239|
|Sample Reading: Feminist Visions for Transforming Families: Desire and Equality Then and Now||p. 245|
|Biosocial Theory||p. 260|
|Basic Assumptions||p. 262|
|Primary Terms and Concepts||p. 264|
|Common Areas of Research and Application||p. 265|
|Sample Reading: Biosocial Perspectives on the Family||p. 273|
|Author Index||p. 303|
|Subject Index||p. 311|
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