ISBN 9781412937481,Family Theories

Family Theories



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9781412937481

ISBN-10 1412937485


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)

Sociology: family & relationships

An Incisive, Thorough Introduction To Current Theories Of The Family, This Text Balances The Diversity And Richness Of A Broad Scope Of Scholarly Work With The Conciseness Needed For Ease Of Use In A One-Semester Course For Upper-Division Undergraduate And Beginning Graduate Students.
Through Two Editions, This Best-Selling Text Has Drawn Upon Seven Major Theoretical Frameworks Developed By Key Social Scientists To Explain Variation In Family Life. These Frameworks Include: Social Exchange And Choice, Symbolic-Interaction, Family Life Course Development, Systems, Conflict, Feminist, And Ecological. Readers Of The Third Edition Will Welcome The Addition Of An Eighth Framework - Funcitional Theories - Along With More Suggestions For Integrating Theory To Guide A Research Program And More Applications For Those Going On To Careers In The Helping Professions

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