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Close Relationship Loss

Theoretical Approaches

Editors: Orbuch, Terri L. (Ed.)

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Social scientists from various disciplines have been increasingly concerned with the nature, structure, and function of close relationships. Although most of the early work on the topic of close relationships drew attention to the development of close relationships, since the mid-1970s researchers have begun to investigate the many different aspects connected to the loss of close relationships. Despite the change to a more comprehensive conceptual framework, close relationship research is often criticized for being atheoretical; the research is criticized for being purely descriptive in nature and thus lacking a more theoretical framework. Contrary to this belief, I wish to argue that researchers in the area of close relationship loss employ several critical and prominent theoretical perspectives to describe, explain, and understand the endings of relationships-thus, the fruition of this book. The major aim of this edited book is to present and illuminate, within one volume, some of these major theoretical perspectives. The volume as a whole has several unique qualities. First, within each chapter, the authors provide a general overview of the theoretical per­ spective or approach within which they examine close relationship loss.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Role of Theory in the Examination of Relationship Loss

    Duck, Steve

    Pages 3-27

  • Integration of Methodology, Theory, and Therapy

    Hendrick, Susan S.

    Pages 28-44

  • Social Exchange Perspectives on the Dissolution of Close Relationships

    Sprecher, Susan

    Pages 47-66

  • Disruption of Marital and Cohabitation Relationships: A Social Demographic Perspective

    Sweet, James A. (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

  • Broken Attachments: Relationship Loss From the Perspective of Attachment Theory

    Hazan, Cindy (et al.)

    Pages 90-108

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Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4613-9188-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Close Relationship Loss
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Approaches
Editors
  • Terri L. Orbuch
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-9186-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-9186-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-97727-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-9188-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 233
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