Family Communication Theory and Research

ISBN-10: 0205453643

ISBN-13: 9780205453641

Edition: 2008

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Family Communication: Theories and Researchcombines the topical coverage of an overview text with the diversity of stance of an anthology, providing both breadth and depth in the field.nbsp;nbsp; In addition to overviews of research and theory, most chapters include research exemplars written by prominent and rising scholars in family communication. nbsp; Diversity is also focus throughout the book, with a variety of family types, perspectives, and experiences included to expose students to contemporary family dynamics. Family communication research typically proceeds from either a social scientific or humanistic/interpretive perspective.nbsp; This book includes research and theory from both perspectives, thus enabling use in programs that particularly embrace either option.
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List price: $148.40
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 433
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to the text
Communication and the Family
Family Types
Overview of Family Types, and Structures
Family Communication and Interpersonal Communication Competence in Intact Families
Families Use of Communicative Coping in Post-Divorce Families
Developing and Maintaining Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships
Conclusions and Application- How Can Understanding Family Type Impact You?
The Family as a System
Overview of the Family as a System
Going Away to College: A Family Turning Point
What does it Mean to be a Good Father?
Dialectic Characteristics and Shadow Realities in Postmarital Relationships
Conclusions and Application - Thinking about the Systemic Nature of Your Own Family
Family Rules, Rituals, and Stories
Overview of Family communication processes
Family Home Media Rules and Interactions
Collective Remembering and Ritualized Communication About the Deceased Parent in Post-Bereaved Stepfamilies
Storytelling as a Means to Communicate within the Family The Orphan Stories
Conclusions and Application - Reflecting on Your Family Rules, Rituals, and Stories Lorin Basden Arnold
Expressions of Intimacy, Support, and Affection in the family
Overview of Family and Intimacy and Affection
Negotiating Intimate Family Ties in Ordinary Family Interaction Shirley Staske-Bell
Sex and Gender in Relational Maintenance Marianne Dainton
Family Communication Patterns and the Socialization of Support Skills
Conclusions and Application - Intimacy, Affection, and Social Support in Your Life Lorin
Expressions of Power and Conflict in the family
Overview of Family Power, Decision Making, and Conflict
An Exploratory Investigation into Family Conflict Roles
"What do YOU do when your teenager hits you?"
Exploring Conflict Tactics Used by Parents in Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse
Enacting Conflict as Resistance Urban Indian Women in Hindu Arranged Marriages
Conclusions and Application - Power and Conflict in Your Family Experience Lorin Basden Arnold
Race/Ethnicity and Family
Overview of Race and Ethnicity Research
"What Shall I Tell My Daughters That Are Black"
Oral History Reflections of Middle Class African American Motherhood in a Culturally Diverse Community
The Mother-Adolescent Daughter Tug-of-War
Ethnicity's Impact on the Connection-Autonomy Dialectic
Parenting in the Interracial Family: More Alike Than Different
Conclusions and Application - Issues of Race and Ethnicity in Your Family Experience Lorin Basden Arnold
Sexuality and the family
Overview of Sexuality and the Family
Communicating about Sex as a Daughter, Parent, and Teacher
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