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Readings in Family Theory

ISBN-10: 1412905702
ISBN-13: 9781412905701
Edition: 2005
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Description: Readings in Family Theory is an anthology of classic and contemporary articles that provides a context for student learning by demonstrating how theory fits into the overall process of scientific research on families. The book provokes student  More...

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Book details

List price: $99.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Readings in Family Theory is an anthology of classic and contemporary articles that provides a context for student learning by demonstrating how theory fits into the overall process of scientific research on families. The book provokes student interest in theory by providing examples of the scholarly application of family theory to compare how people use similar processes in everyday life. Using this contextual orientation, the selected readings examine nine prevalent theoretical perspectives from both family and human development sciences. Editors Thomas R. Chibucos, Randall W. Leite, and David L. Weis offer brief descriptions of the basic concepts and historical roots of each theory along with examples of scholarship and research guided by each. The volume editors suggest that scientific progress will be enhanced to the degree that research and theory are more fully integrated into the family and human development sciences. Key Features Volume editors provide an introduction to the reader and discuss what theory is and why it is important Nine theoretical perspectives are examined-family life course, life-span development, social learning, social exchange, social conflict, feminist, symbolic interactionist, family systems, and ecological Chapters include a brief description of the readings, issues for consideration, and a list of additional readings for further research The concluding chapter provides an overview of developments in family theory and thoughts on future directions Readings in Family Theory provides undergraduate and graduate students with an excellent introduction to family theory. It can be used as a stand-alone text or as a companion to any other family theory texts.

Daivd L. Weis received a Ph.D. in Family Studies from Purdue University in 1979. He was a Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Program at Bowling Green State University, where he had been since 1986. He was a long-time member of NCFR and had held leadership positions in his academic department and in professional organizations.nbsp; He had taught undergraduate and graduate courses on family theory for more than two decades andnbsp;was an active scholar on a number of family science and human development issues.nbsp; Tragically, Dr. Weis passed away during the development of this book.

Thomas R. Chibucos received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Michigan State University in 1974. He is a Professornbsp;of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, where he also served as Director of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences for a decade.nbsp; Previously, he taught at Northern Illinois University in the Department of Human and Family Resources for 17 years.nbsp; At both Bowling Green and Northern Illinois, Dr. Chibucos developed and taught courses on child abuse and neglect, child and family policy, research methodology, and theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is an activenbsp;member of numerous professional organizations (serving, for instance, as chair of the NCFR Public Policy Committee), and his publications includenbsp;Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships (Kluwer, 1999), which he co-edited with Richard M. Lerner.

Randall W. Leite is Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in marriage and family, family stress, and family policy.nbsp; His research largely focuses on aspects of fatherhood, father-child interactions, nonresidential parenthood, and family policy issues.nbsp; He is also an affiliate of the Center for Family and Demographic Research and the Center for Policy Analysis and Public Service, both located at Bowling Green State University.nbsp; Prior to his arrival at Bowling Green, Dr. Leite spent several years in various university administrative positions.nbsp; He lives with his wife Theresa and three children, all of whom provide him on a daily basis with a greater appreciation of the meaning of family life.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Theory: What It Is and Why It Is Important
Notable Differences Between Everyday Life and Family Research
Example of Theory Building and the Research Process
Defining Family?
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Family Life Course Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Involuntary celibacy: A life course analysis - Donnelly, Burgess, Anderson, Davis, & Dillard, 2001
Life course transitions, the generational stake, and grandparent-grandchild relationships - Crosnoe & Elder, 2002
Life-Span Developmental Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
The influence of context, timing, and duration of riskpassage from childhood to midadulthood experiences for the - Schoon, Bynner, Joshi, Parsons, Wiggins, & Sacker (2002)
Marital status continuity and change among young and midlife adults: Longitudinal effects on psychological well-being - Marks & Lambert, 1998
Social Learning Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
A social learning theory model of marital violence - Mihalic & Elliott, 1997
Intergenerational transmission of constructive parenting - Chen & Kaplan, 2001
Social Exchange Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Costs and rewards of children: The effects of becoming a parent on adults' lives - Nomaguchi & Milkie, 2003
Equity and social exchange in dating couples: Associations with satisfaction, commitment, and stability - Sprecher, 2001
Social Conflict Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
A conflict theory of family violence - Witt, 1989
Status and income as gendered resources: The case of marital power - Tichenor, 1999
Feminist Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Feminist visions for transforming families: Desire and now equality then and - Allen, 2001
Do gender roles matter? Family formulation and dissolution among traditional and egalitarian men and women - Kaufman, 2000
Symbolic Interactionism
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
The symbolic origins of conflict in divorce - Hopper, 2001
"They think you ain't much of nothing": Social construction of the welfare mother "They think you ain't nothing": The social construction of the welfare - Seccombe & Walters, 1998
Family Systems Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Relations between identity formation and family characteristics of adults - Mullis, Brailsford, & Mullis, 2003
Structural family therapy - Vetere, 2001
Ecological Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Balancing employment and fatherhood: A systems perspective - Berry & Rao, 1997
The social ecology of marriage and other intimate unions Getting dinosaurs to dance: Community collaborations of theory - Perkins, Ferrari, Covey, & Keith, 1996
Discussion and Conclusions
Overview of Developments in Family Theory
Thoughts on Future Directions
References
Index
About the Editors

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