Families Across Time: A Life Course Perspective
Sharon J. Price, Patrick C. McKenry, and Megan J. Murphy
Using a consistent theoretical orientation, Families Across Time explores the "life course" approach to family life--including parent-child, spousal, and sibling relationships. It reflects the diversity represented in contemporary families as they grapple with changes and transitions in family relationships during the life cycle. This volume of seventeen original essays is unique in its integration of research, theory, and application in a variety of topic areas related to family life. The contributors to this volume, which include prominent and established scholars as well as young professionals, address a diversity of family forms as well as all stages of family life--in contrast to the traditional emphasis on early stages.