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Family Theories

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780761920656

ISBN10:
076192065X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/18/2002
Publisher(s):
Sage Publications, Inc

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Summary

This solid revision of the best-selling Family Theories remains the only single-volume textbook to present family theory in a clear, approachable manner appropriate for both advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. James White and David Klein draw upon seven major theoretical frameworks developed by key social scientists to explain variation in family life, including the exchange, symbolic-interaction, family life course development, systems, conflict, feminist, and ecological theoretical frameworks. Recommended for courses in Theories of the Family, Marriage & the Family, Family Studies, and Sociology of the Family.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
1. What is Theory?
Ideas & Data. Scientific Theory. Family Theory. A Brief History of Theory in Family Studies. Suggested Readings.
2. The Social Exchange & Choice Framework
Intellectual Traditions. Focus & Scope Assumptions. Concepts. Propositions. Variations. Empirical Applications. Implications for Intervention. Critiques & Discussion. Conclusion. Suggested Readings
3. The Symbolic Interaction Framework
Intellectual Traditions. Focus & Scope Assumptions. Concepts. Propositions. Variations. Empirical Applications. Implications for Intervention. Critiques & Discussion. Conclusion. Suggested Readings
4. The Family Life Course Development Framework
Intellectual Traditions. Focus & Scope Assumptions. Concepts. Propositions. Variations. Empirical Applications. Implications for Intervention. Critiques & Discussion. Conclusion. Suggested Readings
5. The System Framework
Intellectual Traditions. Focus & Scope Assumptions. Concepts. Propositions. Variations. Empirical Applications. Implications for Intervention. Critiques & Discussion. Conclusion. Suggested Readings
6. The Conflict Framework
Intellectual Traditions. Focus & Scope Assumptions. Concepts. Propositions. Variations. Empirical Applications. Implications for Intervention. Critiques & Discussion. Conclusion. Suggested Readings
7. The Feminist Framework
Intellectual Traditions. Focus & Scope Assumptions. Concepts. Propositions. Variations. Empirical Applications. Implications for Intervention. Critiques & Discussion. Conclusion. Suggested Readings
8. The Ecological Framework
Intellectual Traditions. Focus & Scope Assumptions. Concepts. Propositions. Variations. Empirical Applications. Implications for Intervention. Critiques & Discussion. Conclusion. Suggested Readings
9. The Current State and Future Course of Family Theory
Theory Construction. The Future of Family Theory. Conclusion. Suggested Readings.
References
Index
About the Authors


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