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Family theories

Author: James M White; David M Klein
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2002.
Series: Understanding families.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book provides students with an understanding of the nature of family theory as well as a survey of six major theoretical frameworks to explain patterns of family life. Each theory is systematically explored.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M White; David M Klein
ISBN: 0761920641 9780761920649 076192065X 9780761920656
OCLC Number: 50101417
Notes: Previous edition: 1996.
Description: 288 pages
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition --
Preface to the First Edition (revised) --
Acknowledgments --
1. What Is a Theory? --
2. The Social Exchange and Choice Framework --
3. The Symbolic Interaction Framework --
4. The Family Life Course Development Framework --
5. The Systems Framework --
6. The Conflict Framework --
7. The Feminist Framework --
8. The Ecological Framework --
9. The Current State and Future Course of Family Theory --
References --
Index --
About the Authors.
Series Title: Understanding families.
Responsibility: James M. White and David M. Klein.

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This book provides students with an understanding of the nature of family theory as well as a survey of six major theoretical frameworks to explain patterns of family life. Each theory is systematically explored.

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