Toward More Family-Centered Family Sciences: Love, Sacrifice, and Transcendence by Howard M. Bahr
Lexington Books | March 16, 2009 | English | ISBN: 0739126733 | 406 pages | PDF | 1 MB
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 effort to be scientific, have perpetuated this 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. They place an emphasis on family love, in contrast and in addition to romantic love, and criticize current approaches for neglecting the importance of transcendent concepts such as love, commitment, respect, and sacrifice in the development and well being of family structures.