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Exploring Family Theories - 3rd edition

Exploring Family Theories (ISBN10: 0199860017; ISBN13: 9780199860012)
ISBN13: 978-0199860012
ISBN10: 0199860017

Summary: Offering a diverse variety of perspectives,Exploring Family Theories, Third Edition, is a combined text/reader that integrates theory with research and applications. In each chapter, Suzanne R. Smith and Raeann R. Hamon present the history, scholarship, and critiques of one principal family theory in a concise manner. Numerous examples and illustrations augment and clarify content, while application questions help students relate these theories to the real world. After each chapter,
a follow-up journal article exemplifies how that particular theory is used to guide actual research.

New to this edition:
* A new chapter on ecological theory
* Updated research and application sections
* Vignettes throughout each chapter
* Expanded introductions on the history of each theory, its development and function, and the need for theorizing
* An extended epilogue offering a more in-depth look at how we evaluate theories and the projected future of family theories
* New sample readings on contemporary and relevant topics
...show more
Summary: Offering a diverse variety of perspectives,Exploring Family Theories, Third Edition, is a combined text/reader that integrates theory with research and applications. In each chapter, Suzanne R. Smith and Raeann R. Hamon present the history, scholarship, and critiques of one principal family theory in a concise manner. Numerous examples and illustrations augment and clarify content, while application questions help students relate these theories to the real world. After each chapter, a follow-up journal article exemplifies how that particular theory is used to guide actual research.

New to this edition:
* A new chapter on ecological theory
* Updated research and application sections
* Vignettes throughout each chapter
* Expanded introductions on the history of each theory, its development and function, and the need for theorizing
* An extended epilogue offering a more in-depth look at how we evaluate theories and the projected future of family theories
* New sample readings on contemporary and relevant topics ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 12
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 2012
International: No

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