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Exploring Family Theories Paperback – February 17, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0199860012 ISBN-10: 0199860017 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 3 edition (February 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199860017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199860012
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Exploring Family Theories identifies the key theories that are relevant for understanding families and explains them in a concise, straightforward manner. The application questions and sample readings help each theory come alive for students by encouraging them to think about real-world as well as research applications."--Rhonda Richardson, Kent State University


"Exploring Family Theories covers the ten leading theories quite nicely, giving students a sense of the history, assumptions, concepts, applications, and critique of each of them. I really like that approach; it aligns perfectly with how I teach my course. I am so impressed by this text. I will adopt."--Richard N. Pitt, Vanderbilt University


About the Author


Suzanne R. Smith is Associate Professor of Human Development at Washington State University Vancouver, where she serves as the Associate Chair and Program Director.

Raeann R. Hamon is Distinguished Professor of Family Science and Gerontology and Chair of the Human Development and Family Science Department at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

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This book arrived on time and as described. Encourage you to buy from this seller.
The content of the book makes it a GREAT reference for anyone seeking a panorama of family theory.
Would likely work well for an upper level undergraduate course, or a lower level graduate course in any department which touches family studies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Korey Smith on March 18, 2014
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This author of this book really keeps things from becoming boring. Considering I am reading it as a part of my graduate coursework, I am quite pleased with it to the point where I would actually consider it a rather leisurely read, if you're into the subject.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie F. on September 25, 2013
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This book is really great! My professor assigned this book for our Family Theories class and it just made all the theories easier to understand. I love the articles it has after the reading.
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By patricia bowers on September 17, 2014
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The book is paper back, but it still was good not to have to purchase a book I don't know if I will keep. I haven't had any problems renting this book!
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