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The Family’s Construction of Reality

The Family’s Construction of Reality

David Reiss

ISBN 9780674294165

Publication date: 01/01/1987

David Reiss presents a new model of family interaction grounded in the subtle and complex way in which a family constructs its inner life and deals with the outside world. Based upon fifteen years of research, the book offers a new understanding of the covert processes that hold a family together and, with distressing frequency, pull it apart.


  • This is a beautifully written and significant book, a profound contribution to our understanding of the family… For every social scientist’s shelf.

    —Contemporary Sociology


  • David Reiss is Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Professor at George Washington University Medical Center.

Book Details

  • 440 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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