Family Conflict : Managing the Unexpected
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- Hardback | 208 pages
- 150 x 214 x 22mm | 359.99g
- 10 Jul 2013
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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Brett Laursen, Florida Atlantic University
"This is an excellent piece of well-balanced, integrativescholarship. The writing is precise yet engaging and the book willbe an excellent introduction to family conflict for people new tothe area and a useful resource for people already familiar with thetopic."
John Caughlin, University of Illinois
Family Conflict takes a life course approach as itprovides an accessible discussion of family conflict issues, processes, and outcomes. Chapters draw on recent theory andresearch regarding sub-systems and stages in family life to givereaders resource-rich overviews of conflict in contemporaryfamilies. After the initial chapter presents the landscape offamily conflict theory and research, chapters focus on conflict incouple relationships, parent-child relationships, siblingrelationships, and stepfamilies. This book concludes with adiscussion of how specific work, health, and disability challengesfacing today's families influence, and are influenced byconflict interactions.
Family Conflict with be essential reading for students offamily communications, family researchers, professionals who workwith families in various stages of life, and anyone who desires adeeper understanding of their own family conflict processes.
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