James M. White is a Professor in the School of Social Work and Family Studies at the University of British Columbia and resides with his wife and three daughters in Vancouver, Canada.
Family Theories: An Introduction (Understanding Families series). James M.
FAMILY THEORIES - AN INTRODUCTION By David M. Klein & James M. White Sage Publication International Educational and Professional . White Sage Publication International Educational and Professional Publisher, Thousand Oaks, London, New Delhi, 1996 Family – major differences which makes family a distinct group: 1. Families last for a considerably longer period of time than do most of other social groups (don’t forget about divorces, death). 3. Families contain both biological and affinal relationships between members (personhood is achieved through a process of socialization – secular and religious rules rights and obligation, codified in laws and informal agreements). The most important legislated issue is marriage.
His authored and co-authored book chapters include a chapter with R. H. Rodgers on family development in the Sourcebook of Family Theories & Methods (1993).
Rich in detail yet exceptionally concise, the text's analytical structure draws from such major theoretical frameworks as social exchange and choice,, family life course development, systems, conflict, feminism, and ecology to explain variation in families. His authored and co-authored book chapters include a chapter with R.
Family Theories: An Introduction James M. White,Todd F. Martin,Kari . David M. Klein is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame.
1, 2005, Leslie Miller and others published Family Theories by James M. White; David M. Klein.
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Offering students both an understanding of what family theory is and a survey of six major theoretical frameworks developed by key social scientists to explain patterns of family life, this book is an ideal introductory textbook in family studies.
The authors begin with a discussion of the purpose of theory and trace the history of theoretical explanations of the family. They then go on to present the six theoretical frameworks: exchange-utilitarian, symbolic-interaction, family developmental, systems, conflict and ecological. Each theory is systematically explored through its historical perspective, basic assumptions, core concepts, variations, empirical applications, implications for intervention, and a critique of its weaknesses. Concluding with a typology for analyzing and comparing the six theories, the authors provide directions for future theory development.