Families across Time: A Life Course Perspective: Readings

Paperback | April 18, 2000

bySharon J. Price, Patrick C. McKenry, Megan J. Murphy

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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 familyrelationships 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 youngprofessionals, address a diversity of family forms as well as all stages of family life--in contrast to the traditional emphasis on early stages. The essays in this book represent a breadth of content and scholarship; at the same time, they are student-friendly and highly readable. Extensive case scenarios and other examples augment the content of each essay, serving as examples to enhance the reader's ability to understand the challengesfamilies face over the life course. The book's approach emphasizes transitions and tasks in lieu of focusing on the characteristics of stages associated with family development. Different aspects of family life are examined up-close and across the life span for each topic covered. Editors Sharon J. Price, Patrick C. McKenry, and Megan J. Murphy offer introductions to each section, which frame each set of essays and provide context for the reader. Discussion questions are included at the end of each chapter.

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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 familyrelationships during the life cycle. This v...

Sharon J. Price is at The University of Georgia. Patrick C. McKenry is at The Ohio State University. Megan J. Murphy is at The University of Georgia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 0.51 inPublished:April 18, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195329899

ISBN - 13:9780195329896

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Section I: Introduction1. Families Across Time: A Life Course PerspectiveSharon J. Price, Patrick C. McKenry, and Megan J. MurphySection II: Structural Variations Across the Life Course2. Divorced Families Over the Life CourseKimberly J. M. Downs, Marilyn Coleman, and Larry Ganong3. Remarried Families Over the Life CourseMargaret Crosbie-Burnett and Katrina McClintic4. Gay/Lesbian Families Over the Life CourseKatherine Allen and Karen L. Wilcox5. African-American Families: Trends and Issues Over the Life CourseKaren Weddle-West6. Cohabitation and Never Married Families Across TimeGeoffrey K. LeighSection III: Processes Through the Life Course of Families7. Marital Relationships: A Life Course PerspectiveJacki A. Fitzpatrick and Karen S. Wampler8. A Life Course Approach to Family ViolenceRichard Gelles9. Families in the Context of Communities Across TimeGary L. Bowen, Jack M. Richman, and Natasha K. Bowen10. Health and Illness in Families Through the Life CycleThomas L. Campbell11. Caregiving Over the Life CourseChristine A. Price and Hilary A. Rose12. Family Economic Issues Across TimeKathyrn D. Rettig and Ronit D. Leichtenbritt13. Religion and Families Over the Life CourseJ. Elizabeth Miller Norrell14. Parent-Child Relationships Across the Life Course: Autonomy Within the Context of ConnectednessGary W. Peterson, Debra Madden-Derdich, and Stacie A. Leonard15. Family Life Education Over the Life CourseMargaret Arcus16. Family Systems in Flux: Critical Implications for Life Course TransitionsSuzanne Bartle-Haring, Roy A. Bean, Tina Bedell, and Benjamin J. Perry17. Policy Issues and Families Over the Life CourseJulie K. Kohler and Shirley L. Zimmerman