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Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods: A Contextual Approach

Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods: A Contextual Approach
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780306442643
ISBN 10: 306442647
Edition: 1993
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: 1993-03-31
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 748
List Price: $249.00

This unique sociohistorical account of family studies traces the development of various theories or methods within the context of the social values, technological changes, and political events of the twentieth century. Each chapter discusses the origins of a particular theory or method, its core assuptions, its applications, and its link to preceeding and succeeding theories or methods.


Presents the story of the development of family theory from its origins in religion and philosophy through the theory construction and methodology of the mid-20th century and the newly emerging models of the late 20th century, emphasizing not only family theory but also research methods and the relationship between the two. Also addresses the implications of the theories for helping contemporary families to cope with problems and to enhance the quality of their lives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)