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Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods: A Contextual Approach

by William J. Doherty Pauline G. Boss Ralph Larossa Walter R. Schumm Suzanne K. Steinmetz

This sourcebook on theoretical orientations and methodological strategies in family studies details the social and personal roots (i.e., sources) from which these orientations and strategies flow. With its sociohistorical approach, this book uniquely emphasizes not only family theories but also research methods and the relationship between the two. The overall organization of the book reflects the chronological emergence of different family theories and methods during the twentieth century.

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