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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in ‘doing’ theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Decentering Heteronormativity: A Model for Family Studies
Decentering heteronormativity: A model for family studies
Ramona FaithOswald, University of Illinois at Urb'ana-Champaign
Libby BalterBlume, University of Detroit Mercy
Stephen R.Marks, University of Maine

Heteronormativity is an ideology that promotes gender conventionality, heterosexuality, and family traditionalism as the correct way for people to be (Ingraham, 1996). Our goal in this chapter is to help family scholars ...

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