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Author: Vern L Bengtson
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, ©2005.
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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive  Read more...

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Sourcebook of family theory & research.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, ©2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vern L Bengtson
ISBN: 0761930655 9780761930655 0761930663 9780761930662 9781412940856 1412940850
OCLC Number: 55644610
Description: xxii, 666 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: pt. I. Setting the context for future family research. 1. Theory and theorizing in family research / Vern L. Bengtson [and others]. Applying Kuhn's "Scientific structure of revolutions" to family science / Peggye Dilworth-Anderson --
The cyclical process of theory and data in science / David M. Klein --
The use of explicit theory in family research: a case analysis of the Journal of marriage and the family, 1990-1999 / Alan C. Taylor and Aparna Bagdi --
A scientific theory of the family? / Jonathan H. Turner --
Theorizing family: from the particular to the general / David Cheal --
2. Contemporary and emerging theories in studying families / Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Linda M. Burton, and David M. Klein. Application of Pepper's world hypotheses to family theories / Hilary A. Rose --
In search of a philosophical foundation for family theory and therapy / Norbert A. Wetzel --
Agony or ecstasy? Evolving theory and methods of the circumplex model / Judy Watson Tiesel and Dean Gorall --
On the use of probability in family theory / Jetse Sprey. 3. Contemporary and emerging research methods in studying families / Alan C. Acock [and others]. Asking new questions of existing qualitative data / M. Elise Radina and Kimberly J.M. Downs --
Mixed methods: meaning and validity in the development of self-report items for children / Michael E. Woolley, Natasha K. Bowen, and Gary L. Bowen --
Analyzing family interaction patterns from videotapes over time / Kurt Kreppner --
Deductive qualitative analysis and family theory building / Jane F. Gilgun --
pt. II. Changing family patterns. 4. Explanations of family change: a family demographic perspective / Suzanne M. Bianchi and Lynne M. Casper. The new demographics of families / Farrell J. Webb --
Does marriage make people happier? Marriage, cohabitation, and trajectories in well-being / Kelly Musick --
Strengths and resilience in Chinese immigrant families: an initial effort of inquiry / Yan Ruth Xia, Zhi George Zhou, and Xiaolin Xie --
Family change: decline or resilience? / Paul R. Amato. 5. Family composition and family transitions / David H. Demo, William S. Aquilino, and Mark A. Fine. Family disruption --
chaos versus havoc: a chaos theory (dynamical systems) view of family structure and change / Rory Remer --
Causal analysis of family structure effects / Tam M. Videon --
Predicting marital success or failure: Burgess and beyond / Ione Y. DeOllos --
The adjustment of children in divorced and remarried families / E. Mavis Hetherington --
6. Decentering heteronormativity: a model for family studies / Ramona Faith Oswald, Libby Balter Blume, and Stephen R. Marks. Backward socialization and gay identity negotiation in families / Bertram J. Cohler --
Gay marriage and social science / Timothy J. Biblarz and Judith Stacey --
Reflections on queer theory and family science / Lawrence A. Kurdek --
7. Theorizing and studying sibling ties in adulthood / Alexis J. Walker, Katherine R. allen, and Ingrid Arnet Connidis. Theorizing about sibling relationships when parents become frail / Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford. Twin studies and dementia / Keith E. Whitfield --
Reaching beyond the Dyad: research on adult siblings / Sarah H. Matthews --
Sibling relationships in childhood: implications for life-course study / Susan M. McHale and Ann C. Crouter --
8. Ecological changes in ethnic families of color / Harriette Pipes McAdoo, Estella A. Martinez, and Hester Hughes. Empirical reality and vision: studying people of color / Tammy L. Henderson --
Methodological considerations in the study of families of color / Masako Ishii-Kuntz --
Black-white interracial marriage and multiracial families / Erica Chito Childs --
The demographics of the 21st-century family: examining race, ethnicity, and culture within geographic and generational context / Ana Mari Cauce --
9. Advancing theory through research: the case of extrusion in stepfamilies / Margaret Crosbie-Burnett [and others]. Emotionally focused family therapy with stepfamilies / James L. Furrow, Brent Bradley, and Susan M. Johnson --
Exploring the diversity of stepfamily relationships / Maria Schmeeckle. Identity enactment and verification in gay and lesbian stepfamilies / Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, Kari Henley, and Kay Pasley --
Leaving whose home? When stepchildren leave is it always extrusion? / Lawrence H. Ganong and Marilyn Coleman --
pt. III. Changing family interactions within and across generations. 10. Through the lens of time: how families live in and through time / Kerry J. Daly and John Beaton. Family in and beyond time / Andrew J. Weigert --
The experience sampling method / Jennifer A. Schmidt --
Viewing time through the eyes of overscheduled children and their underconnected families / Yvette V. Perry and William J. Doherty --
time and time again: a critical look at order in family life / Barbara H. Fiese --
11. Theorizing about marriage / Jason S. Carroll, Sten J. Knapp, and Thomas B. Holman. Theory-driven couple evaluation / Luciano L'Abate --
Studying marriages longitudinally / Frank D. Fincham and Thomas N. Bradbury --
Cultural narratives and individual experiences in relationships / Richard Bulcroft, Linda Smeins, and Kris Bulcroft --
Couples under stress: studying change in Dyadic closeness and distance / Yoav Lavee. Theorizing the particulars of marriage / Bert N. Adams --
12. Analyzing couples and families: multilevel methods / Aline G. Sayer and Mary Maguire Klute. Personality and family process / James E. Deal, Charles F. Helverson, Jr., and Valerie Havill --
Families in community contexts / Jay A. Mancini, Gary L. Bowen, and James A. Martin --
A comment on the use of multilevel methods in family research / James M. White and Jay d. Teachman --
13. Theorizing about aggression between intimates: a dialectical approach / Loreen N. Olson, Mark A. Fine, and Sally A. Lloyd. Family resilience / Charles H. Huber --
Holding multiple theories in our hands: advanced dialectical research methods / Deborah A. Davis and Edward Read Barton --
An ecological perspective on an intergenerational family problem / Lawrence B. Schiamberg and Daphna Gans --
The challenges and promise of a dialectical approach to theorizing about intimate violence / Claire M. Renzetti --
15. Influences of parents and siblings on the development of children and adolescents / Martin Pinquart and Rainer K. Silbereisen. Parental acceptance-rejection theory / Ronald P. Rohner. Observational methods for studying families / Lorraine C. Taylor and Melissa A. Barnett --
Parent-adolescent relationships: integrating attachment and Bowenian family systems theories / Mark J. Benson --
The role of families in developmental continuity and change during adolescence / Jennifer L. Matjasko and Katherine A. Paz --
16. Theorizing intergenerational family relations: solidarity, conflict, and ambivalence in cross-national contexts / Ruth Katz [and others]. Qualitative approaches to the study of intergenerational relations / Gay Becker --
Testing theories about intergenerational exchanges / Merril Silverstein --
Recent shifts in family support for older people in Ghana / Isabella Aboderin --
Theorizing intergenerational relations across societies / G. Clare Wenger --
pt. IV. Families and larger social forces. 17. Culture, cognition, and parenthood / Ralph LaRossa, Wendy Simonds, and donald C. Reitzes. The evolution of parenting / David C. Bell --
Studying foster and adoptive parent-child relationships / Katharine P. Leslie --
River of grief: hearing parents and siblings following child death / Colleen I. Murray and Kathleen R. Gilbert --
Parenthood, parenting, and marital interactions / Debra Umberson and Belinda L. Needham. 18. Multicultural and critical race feminisms: theorizing families in the third wave / Lee Ann De Reus, April L. Few, and Libby Balter Blume. Veiled heads: a middle eastern feminist perspective / Manijeh Daneshpour --
Kentucky homeless mothers / Joanna M. Badagliacco --
Challenges faced by nonelite women in higher education / Norma Burgess --
Integrating youth into our feminist theory, research, and practice / Kristine M. Baber --
19. Socioeconomic status and childhood externalizing behaviors: a structural equation framework / Robert Flynn Corwyn and Robert H. Bradley. Multisite, mixed-methods study of rural low-income families / Bonnie Braun and Elaine A. Anderson --
Promoting positive youth development across variations in socioeconomic status: framing the structural equation modeling approach within a developmental systems perspective / Christina Theokas and Richard M. Lerner --
20. Don't stop at the borders: theorizing beyond dichotomies of work and family / Shelley M. MacDermid, Kevin Roy, and Anisa M. Zvonkovic. Cross-cultural perspectives on work-family conflict / Josip Obradovic and Mira Cudina --
Methodological challengesin theorizing the work-family complex / Suraj Commuri --
The interface of elder caregiving and paid employment / Judy L. Singeton. Suggestions for a multilevel reframing of work-family theory / Joseph G. Grzywacz, Angela J. Hattery, and Patricia Voydanoff --
21. Religion and families / Linda M. Chatters and Robert Joseph Taylor. "Good enough" theorizing about families, spirituality, and religion: facing our own fundamentalism / Carla M. Dahl --
Measurement issues in the study of religion and spirituality / Jacqueline S. Mattis --
Links between families and religion / Don Swenson, Jerry G. Pankhurst, and Sharon K. Houseknecht --
How highly religious families strive to fulfill sacred purposes / David C. Dollahite and Loren D. Marks --
22. Families, theories, and social policy / Phyllis Moen and Scott Coltrane. Families and policy: health issues of older women / Karen A. Roberto --
Investigating child abuse investigations / Jennifer A. Reich --
Theoretical threads weave the foundation for family policy research / Lydia Blalock, Pamela a. Monroe, and M.E. Betsy Garrison --
Thoughts on families and public policy as viewed by Phyllis Moen and Scott Coltrane / Joan Aldous. pt. V. Preparing the next generation of family scholars. 23. College professors conversations about teaching family theories / Velma McBride Murry, Paul C. rosenblatt, and Elizabeth Wieling. Walking the walk: teaching systems theory by doing theory / Gail g. Whitchurch --
Human ecology theory for the 21st century / Lillian A. Phenice and Robert J. Griffore --
Teaching theory 101A / Denise Berg --
Linking theory, methods, community wisdom, and local need / James M. Frabutt --
A family with gender inequality: theory in clinical teaching / Thomas W. Blume and Charles Lee Cole --
23. Teaching methods of family research / Constance L. Shehan and Theodore N. Greenstein. Making statistics come alive / Walter R. Schumm --
Developing professional skills in methods: writing grant proposals / Chalandra M. Bryant --
Getting to the bottom of the spanking debate: bringing in the ethics of research / Robyn L. Mowery and Lynda H. Walters --
25. Controversies and firestorms: an epilogue / Vern L. Bengtson [and others]. Are you a "positivist"? An epistemological self-assessment / David M. Klein --
Where does queer theory take us? / Stan J. Knapp and Camille S. Williams --
Pushing the boundaries of the sourcebook / Katherine R. Allen.
Other Titles: Sourcebook of family theory and research
Responsibility: editors, Vern L. Bengtson [and others].
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