Why do some families rebound from stress with seeming ease while others seem to struggle? This anthology, comprised of 23 major articles from the family stress literature, addresses questions such as the increasingly diverse and complex family situations of stress and crisis. This volume provides the family stress community with an accessible, coherent compilation of writings by past, present and emerging family stress scholars. The reader includes classic and current writings from multi-disciplinary streams of work in family social science, social work, nursing, family sociology, family therapy, and family psychology.
- Culture and Context . With an eye toward more culturally inclusive theories, the selected readings address how culture and context both aid and impede family resilience.
- Clarity. An overall introduction and section introductions by Pauline Boss provide context for each individual reading and coherence for the book as a whole
- Critical Thought. A critical thinking focus, outlined in chapter introductions, encourages students, researchers, and practitioners to expand their own thinking about the concepts and models of family stress and coping to guide the development of future work in this field
- Crossover Coverage. Designed to parallel coverage in Pauline Boss's best-selling text, Family Stress Management, Second Edition, this collection of readings should nonetheless serve as a valuable resource on its own and in tandem with other texts in this area.
Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and master's students in departments of or courses related to Sociology, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Family Studies. Also suggested for professionals and practitioners working with families in social work, nursing, family therapy and family psychology settings.