Toward More Family Centered Family Sciences

FAMILYCENTERED FAMILY SCIENCES Love, Sacrifice, and Transcendence HOWARD M. BAHR AND KATHLEEN S. BAHR Toward More Fami1y~Centered Family Sciences Toward More: Family/Contorod Family Scioncos. TOWARD MORE Front Cover.

Author: Howard M. Bahr

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739135068

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 406

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Drawing from insights both inside and outside of academia, this book seeks to reincorporate transcendent concepts into the study of the family as a unit of society. The authors argue for a more collaborative, family-centered family science and offer recommendations for how family researchers might work to change the scientific monologue about families to a systemic dialogue with families.

Toward More Family centered Family Sciences

Toward More Family-Centered Family Sciences suggests that the family sciences, in their efforts to be scientific, and for a variety of other reasons, have increased the distance between researcher and subject, to the detriment of both.

Author: Howard M. Bahr


ISBN: 0739126733

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 373

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Much academic writing on families reflects the ideal of non-involvement and distanced subject matter. Toward More Family-Centered Family Sciences suggests that the family sciences, in their efforts to be scientific, and for a variety of other reasons, have increased the distance between researcher and subject, to the detriment of both. The authors argue that family and kinship ties are transcendent ties, boundary-crossing in numerous ways, and often more comprehensible by intuitive and qualitative methods than by quantitative measurement. They emphasize family love, in contrast and in addition to romantic love, and urge students of family life to pay more attention to the processes of love, commitment, respect, and sacrifice in family contexts. They recommend a more collaborative, family-centered approach in which family researchers reshape the scientific monologue about families to include more dialogue with families.

Sacred Matters

Religion and Spirituality in Families Wesley R. Burr, Loren D. Marks, Randal D. Day ... Bahr in several projects over many years and for the volume she published with Howard Bahr titled Toward More Family-Centered Family Sciences.

Author: Wesley R. Burr

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136620355

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

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Sacred Matters explores the multi-disciplinary literature about the role of religion in family life and provides new research and a new theory about ways various aspects of the sacred are helpful and harmful. The authors hope that their new conceptual framework will stimulate new research and encourage the creation of new intervention programs designed to help families. Sacred Matters features: a new conceptual framework and theory about how, when, and why sacred matters influence family processes and outcomes new qualitative and quantitative research collected in a variety of ways from people with different religious perspectives in different geographical areas an expansion in theory and research about the role of forgiveness, sacrifice, prayer, and sanctification in family life the integration of studies and issues from psychology, sociology, family studies, anthropology, and religion. This book raises the bar in creating new theories about family processes and in the integration of theory, research, and application. It begins with a review of the previous literature and then expands the research about sanctification to create a new general theory (or model) about ways sacred processes help and hinder families. Next the authors expand the theory and research about the role of forgiveness, sacrifice, and prayer in families. New theory and research are then added about loving, coping with conflict, dealing with undesirable behavior, generational relationships, morality, and the psychosocial aspects of religion. The authors then describe ways sacred theory can be integrated with other theories and ways it provides new explanations about broader social problems. The book concludes with new quantitative research and suggestions for future research. Researchers, practitioners, and advanced students in several disciplines will find this volume valuable. It will expand and enrich the reading in graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in areas such as family studies, human development, marriage and family therapy, the psychology of the family and the psychology of religion, the sociology of the family and the sociology of religion, pastoral counseling, anthropology, and social work.

Beginning from Man and Woman

Toward More Family-Centered Family Sciences: Love, Sacrifice, and Transcendence. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2009. Bales, Kevin. Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. Revised ed. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, ...

Author: Bernard K. Wong

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783682713

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Engaging with contemporary thought on love and the family, Bernard Wong argues that our notion of love has been deeply influenced by modern technological culture and political ideologies, leading to the detriment of familial relationships. Dr Wong demonstrates how Christian doctrines can be used to critique and resist these ideologies. Through a careful analysis of Christ’s love expressed in his life, death, and resurrection, the author presents a notion of Christ’s love bearing the characteristics of fraternal, incarnational, and unfolding love. These aspects of Christ’s love are pertinent to the relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and families and their neighbours. It is through practicing Christ’s love that Christians strengthen their familial relationships and bear witness to Christ in the world.

Mary Mother of Martyrs

Most of them designate self-sacrifice as a defect. ... 51 Howard M. Bahr and Kathleen S. Bahr, Toward More Family-Centered Family Sciences: Love, Sacrifice, and Transcendence (New York: Lexington Books, 2010), 16.

Author: Kathleen Gallagher Elkins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725288478

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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The Virgin Mary has been idealized as a self-sacrificing mother throughout Christian history, but she is not the only ancient maternal figure whose story is connected to violent loss. This book examines several ancient representations of mothers and children in contexts of sociopolitical violence, demonstrating that notions of early Christian motherhood, as today, are contextual and produced for various political, social, and ethical reasons. In each chapter, the ancient maternal figure is juxtaposed with an example of contemporary maternal activism to show that maternal self-sacrifice can be understood as strategic, varied, politically charged, and rhetorically flexible.

Handbook of Applied Developmental Science

They focused on the economic functions of families and were targeted to those most in need, either financially or because of ... And although there appeared to be little movement toward more universal policies at the federal level, ...

Author: Richard M. Lerner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761922780

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 2296

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The Handbook of Applied Developmental Science is the only work to comprehensively present the latest theory, research, and application from applied developmental science (ADS) and the positive psychology movement. It summarizes and synthesizes the best scientific knowledge from ADS to help readers understand the efforts being made around the world to ensure that all children and adolescents develop into healthy adults who contribute positively to society. The Handbook is also the first resource to organize and integrate both the prevention and promotion approaches to programs and policies for children, adolescents, and families. In addition, the Handbook provides a detailed road map for future research and for actions that will promote positive child, youth, and family development. Published in four volumes, the Handbook features 95 chapters by more than 150 contributors, many of who are renowned leaders in the field. Volume 1 describes the foundation of applied developmental science, its historical development, and current scientific and professional efforts to develop policies and programs that promote positive child, adolescent, and family development. Volume 2 examines public policy and government service systems. Volume 3 discusses community systems for enhancing citizenship and promoting a civil society. Finally, Volume 4 outlines methods for university engagement and academic outreach. Feature and Benefits - Four comprehensive, topical volumes - Approximately 2,200 pages - 95 chapters - More than 150 contributors, many of whom are world-renowned leaders in applied development science from the academic, professional, and policy and political arenas - Forewords for each volume written by well-known authorities, including Edward Zigler, co-founder of the Head Start program; US Congressman Elijah E Cummings; David Bell, International Youth Foundation; and Graham Spanier, President, The Pennsylvania State University Designed for a wide audience the Handbook will be an important addition to your library collection. It offers a single source for information about fostering generations of healthy children and families. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of: - Faculty and students in the fields of psychology, human development, family studies, policy studies, nursing, allied health, and education - Staff and volunteers working in non-governmental organizations - Members of local, state, national, and international government organizations and personnel involved in policy and program development and funding - Directors and staff at foundations that administer programs aimed at promoting positive your and family development

Handbook for Small Science Centers

Often , occasional museumgoers visit museums for special events , believing that activities planned during special events are more geared toward family interests and will best fulfill their needs . audiences ' values and beliefs may ...

Author: Cynthia Yao

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759106533

Category: Science

Page: 310

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Comprehensive handbook for starting and running a small science center.

Families at Play

... their attitudes toward monitoring their children's digital media use, and parenting styles and strategies around digital media technologies.9 More recently, qualitative studies have documented family life in the twenty-first century ...

Author: Sinem Siyahhan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262344586

Category: Education

Page: 216

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How family video game play promotes intergenerational communication, connection, and learning. Video games have a bad reputation in the mainstream media. They are blamed for encouraging social isolation, promoting violence, and creating tensions between parents and children. In this book, Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Gee offer another view. They show that video games can be a tool for connection, not isolation, creating opportunities for families to communicate and learn together. Like smartphones, Skype, and social media, games help families stay connected. Siyahhan and Gee offer examples: One family treats video game playing as a regular and valued activity, and bonds over Halo. A father tries to pass on his enthusiasm for Star Wars by playing Lego Star Wars with his young son. Families express their feelings and share their experiences and understanding of the world through playing video games like The Sims, Civilization, and Minecraft. Some video games are designed specifically to support family conversations around such real-world issues and sensitive topics as bullying and peer pressure. Siyahhan and Gee draw on a decade of research to look at how learning and teaching take place when families play video games together. With video games, they argue, the parents are not necessarily the teachers and experts; all family members can be both teachers and learners. They suggest video games can help families form, develop, and sustain their learning culture as well as develop skills that are valued in the twenty-first century workplace. Educators and game designers should take note.

Family centered Maternity Care

Specifically , these studies have found that family - centered practices lead to reduced use of emergency ... the issue of closing the gap between evidence and practice in order to make maternity care safer and more cost effective .

Author: Celeste R. Phillips

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763723606

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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This Exciting New Book Provides Everything Nurses, Physicians, And Educators Need To Develop A Family-Centered Maternity Program In Their Practice Or Facility. It Offers A Complete Look At Family Centered Maternity Care (FCMC), Covering The History And Evolution, And Antepartum And Intrapartum Care For Normal And At-Risk Pregnancies.