Routledge Handbook of Family Communication

ISBN-10: 0415881978

ISBN-13: 9780415881975

Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)

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With a synthesis of research on issues key to understanding family interaction, as well as an analysis of many theoretical and methodological choices made by researchers studying family communication, the Handbook serves to advance the field by reframing old questions and stimulating new ones. The contents are comprised of chapters covering: theoretical and methodological issues influencing current conceptions of family; research and theory centering around the family life coursecommunication occurring in a variety of family forms individual family members and their relationshipsdynamic communication processes taking place in familiesfamily communication embedded in social, cultural, and physical contexts. Key changes to the second edition include:updates throughout, providing a thorough and up-to-date overview of research and theorynew topics reflecting the growth of the discipline, including chapters on "singles" as family members, emerging adults, and physiology and physical health. Highlighting the work of scholars across disciplines--communication, social psychology, clinical psychology, sociology, family studies, and others--this volume captures the breadth and depth of research on family communication and family relationships. The well-known contributors approach family interaction from a variety of theoretical perspectives and focus on topics ranging from the influence of structural characteristics on family relationships to the importance of specific communication processes.
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Family Communication Theories and Methods
Twenty Years of Family Research Published in Communication Journals: A Review of the Perspectives, Theories, Concepts, and Contexts
Perspectives on Studying Family Communication: Multiple Methods and Multiple Sources
Communication Across the Family Life Course
A Communication Perspective on Cohabitation and Contemporary Dating Relationships
Marital Communication
On Becoming Parents
Generational Juggling: Family Communication at Midlife
Family Communication in Later Life
Communication in Various Family Forms
Communication in Intact Families
Divorced and Single-Parent Families: Risk, Resiliency, and the Role of Communication
Stepfamily Communication
The Family Relationships of Sexual Minorities
Single, No Children: Who Is Your Family?
Support Communication in Culturally Diverse Families: The Role of Stigma
The Relational Communication of Family Members
Mothers and Fathers Coparenting Together
Infant Communication
Parent and Sibling Interactions During Middle Childhood
Parent-Child Communication During Adolescence
Communication During Emerging Adulthood
Widening Circles: Interactive Connections Between Immediate Family and Larger Social Networks
Family Communication Processes
When Families Manage Private Information
Conflict and Relational Quality in Families
Persuasion and Families
The Communication of Emotion in Families
Family Stories and Storytelling: Windows into the Family Soul
Communication and Contemporary Family Issues
After the Workday Ends: How Jobs Impact Family Relationships
The Media and Family Communication
Digital Technology and Families
The Reciprocal Influence of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Family Members' Communication
Charting Dangerous Territory: The Family as a Context of Violence and Aggression
Psychophysiological Methods in Family Communication Research
Mental Health
Epilogue and Commentary
The Family of the Future: What Do We Face?
Notes on Contributors
Index
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