Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 February 2012

400 Pages

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199860012

Bookseller Code (04 |d Short)

Exploring Family Theories

Third Edition

Suzanne R. Smith and Raeann R. Hamon

Offering a diverse variety of perspectives, Exploring Family Theories, Third Edition, is a combined text/reader that integrates theory with research and applications. In each chapter, Suzanne R. Smith and Raeann R. Hamon present the history, scholarship, and critiques of one principal family theory in a concise manner. Numerous examples and illustrations augment and clarify content, while application questions help students relate these theories to the real world. After each chapter, a follow-up journal article exemplifies how that particular theory is used to guide actual research.

New to this Edition:

  • * A new chapter on ecological theory
  • * Updated research and application sections
  • * Vignettes throughout each chapter
  • * Expanded introductions on the history of each theory, its development and function, and the need for theorizing
  • * An extended epilogue offering a more in-depth look at how we evaluate theories and the projected future of family theories
  • * New sample readings on contemporary and relevant topics

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