ERIC Number: ED222815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Rethinking Family Sociology from a Radical-Critical Perspective: Applications and Implications.
Osmond, Marie Withers
This paper explores radical critical theory, which questions the most fundamental assumptions of traditional family sociology by posing alternative ways of uncovering the realities of marriage. The first section provides a background in radical-critical theory, while the second section attempts to locate the radical-critical perspective within the mainstream of sociological theories currently applied in family sociology. The third section offers a critical overview of the historical development of family sociology. In the final section the substantive applications of radical critical theory are discussed. The conclusion offers both theoretical and methodological guidelines for a radical-critical theory of family sociology. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Marxist Criticism; Radical Critical Theory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Milwaukee, WI, October 13-17, 1981).