Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 December 2004

414 Pages | halftones & line illus.

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195330250

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Families in Context

An Introduction

Marilyn Ihinger-Tallman and Teresa M. Cooney

Marilyn Ihinger-Tallman and Teresa M. Cooney's Families in Context introduces foundational ideas and concepts about families and applies them to issues and events relevant to today's college student population. This comprehensive but concise paperback--written in clear, student-friendly language--fills the following needs not being met by existing texts:

* The text is structured consistently, featuring an overarching framework that combines family systems theory and ecological systems theory. This approach bridges both micro- and macro-perspectives on families.
* Each chapter places families squarely within their respective environments--their neighborhood, community, and national context--and provides conceptual linkages between the different aspects of family life.
* Diversity is integrated into each chapter.


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