Journal of Family and Economic Issues

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 355–372 | Cite as

Toward the turn of the century

  • Charles B. Hennon


Families approaching the turn of the century are faced with a variety of economic forces that confront their very existence. This thematic issue of the Journal of Family and Economic Issues explores some of these critical factors and the types of adaptive strategies that families have or can incorporate. This article addresses how qualitative microanalysis, especially as informed through symbolic interaction theory, might help us better investigate, describe, analyze, understand, build theory about, and provide appropriate interventions for all families, especially those at risk. This article also highlights the contribution made by each author in this thematic issue.

Key words

cubistic family studies socially situated actions sustainable interaction symbolic interaction vocabularies of motive 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles B. Hennon
    • 1
  1. 1.Miami UniversityUSA

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