Table of contents for Readings in family theory / [edited by] Thomas R. Chibucos, Randall W. Leite with David L. Weis.

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Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Theory: What It Is and Why It Is Important
Notable Differences Between Everyday Life and Family Research
Example of Theory Building and the Research Process
Defining ?Family??
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
2. Family Life Course Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Involuntary Celibacy: A Life Course Analysis 
Denise Donnelly, Elisabeth Burgess, Sally Anderson, Regina Davis, and Joy Dillard
Life Course Transitions, The Generational Stake, And Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships 
Robert Crosnoe and Glen H. Elder, Jr.
3. Life-Span Developmental Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
The Influence Of Context, Timing, And Duration Of Risk Experiences For The Passage From Childhood To Midadulthood 
Ingrid Schoon, John Bynner, Heather Joshi, Samantha Parsons, Richard D. Wiggins, and Amanda Sacker
Marital Status Continuity And Change Among Young And Midlife Adults: Longitudinal Effects On Psychological Well-Being 
Nadine F. Marks and James David Lambert 
4. Social Learning Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
A Social Learning Theory Model Of Marital Violence 
Sharon Wofford Mihalic and Delbert Elliott 
Intergenerational Transmission Of Constructive Parenting 
Zeng-Yin Chen and Howard B. Kaplan
5. Social Exchange Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Costs and Rewards Of Children: The Effects Of Becoming A Parent On Adults? Lives 
Kei M. Nomaguchi and Melissa A. Milkie
Equity And Social Exchange In Dating Couples: Associations With Satisfaction, Commitment, And Stability 
Susan Sprecher
6. Social Conflict Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
A Conflict Theory Of Family Violence 
David D. Witt
Status And Income As Gendered Resources: The Case Of Marital Power 
Veronica Jaris Tichenor
7. Feminist Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Feminist Visions For Transforming Families: Desire And Equality Then And Now 
Katherine R. Allen
Do Gender Roles Matter? Family Formulation And Dissolution Among Traditional And Egalitarian Men And Women 
Gayle Kaufman
8. Symbolic Interactionism
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
The Symbolic Origins Of Conflict In Divorce 
Joseph Hopper
?They Think You Ain?t Nothing?: The Social Construction Of The Welfare Mother 
Karen Seccombe, Delores James, and Kimberly Baffle Walters
9. Family Systems Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Relations Between Identity Formation And Family Characteristics Of Young Adults 
Ronald L. Mullis, John C. Brailsford, and Ann K. Mullis
Structural Family Therapy 
Arlene Vetere
10. Ecological Theory
The Readings
Issues for Your Consideration
Further Reading
Balancing Employment And Fatherhood: A Systems Perspective 
Judy O. Berry and Julie Meyer Rao
The Social Ecology Of Marriage And Other Intimate Unions
Ted L. Huston
Getting Dinosaurs To Dance: Community Collaborations Of Ecological Theory 
Daniel F. Perkins, Theresa M. Ferrari, Martin A. Covey, and Joanne G. Keith
11. Discussion and Conclusions
Overview of Developments in Family Theory
Thoughts on Future Directions
References
Index
About the Editors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Family.
Family -- Research.