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Family Theories

Family Theories - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1412937481

Cover of Family Theories 3RD 08 (ISBN 978-1412937481)
ISBN13: 978-1412937481
ISBN10: 1412937485
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

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Family Theories - 3RD 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412937481

James M. White

ISBN13: 978-1412937481
ISBN10: 1412937485
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

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. 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

Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition

1. What Is a Theory? Philosophies of Science Architecture of a Scientific Theory Functions of a Theory Theories About Families A Brief History of Theory in Family Studies 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 Reading

3. The Social Exchange and 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 Post-Structuralism Intellectual Traditions Focus and Scope Assumptions Concepts Propositions Variations Empirical Applications Implications for Intervention Critiques and Discussion Suggested Readings Conclusion

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 Meta-Theory and Theory Development The Future of Family Theory Conclusion Suggested Readings References