Family Communication Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 1412909929

ISBN-13: 9781412909921

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lynn H. Turner, Richard West

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The Family Communication Sourcebook provides an in-depth examination of contemporary theory and research in the area of family communication. It frames current research practices and approaches with a historical overview of how the field developed. The authors, whose work is spotlighted in this volume, find their disciplinary home in the field of communication. Thus, the book focuses specifically on how communication presents a unique window into family practices as well as shapes scholars' definitions and approaches to family.The book is divided into four sections to fully map the area of family communication:- Defining and Interpreting the Family;- Theoretical and Methodological Considerations;- Internal Family Dynamic;- External Structural Frameworks.
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List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Lynn H. Turner teaches in the College of Communication at Marquette University. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1989. She is the author of several journal articles, books, and book chapters focused on communication studies. She is the recipient of the Marquette University College of Communication Research Award (1998), the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender's Outstanding Book Award (1997) and Outstanding Article Award (2000). She is guest editor (with Richard West) for a special issue of the Journal of Family Communication and she serves on the editorial board of several communication journals. She is the Vice-President of Central States Communication Association and Past-President of the Family Division of the National Communication Association. Her current research interests include family communication, gendered communication, and communication and relationships.

Rich West is a past President of the National Communication Association. He is also Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College in Boston. At Emerson, he has served as the Department Chair for several years, as the Acting Director of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, and as the Project Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. He is past President of the Eastern Communication Association, where he received the Past Officer's Award and was recognized as a "Distinguished Research Fellow" in the Association. Rich is also the former Director of NCA's Educational Policies Board.Both Illinois State University (B.A./M.A.) and Ohio University (Ph.D.) have recognized him as an Outstanding Alum in Communication Studies. Rich's research has appeared in Communication Education, Communication Studies, Communication Quarterly, Day Care and Early Education, Communication Reports, Journal of Family Communication, among other diverse outlets. He has written extensively in the area of classroom communication and has been recognized as a "Leading Scholar" in Classroom Communication by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS). Rich's principle co-author is Lynn Turner. Together with Lynn, he has co-authored 5 books in multiple editions. He is also co-editor of The Family Communication Sourcebook and the co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Family Communication. In 2014, NCA’s Family Communication Division recognized the Sourcebook as its Outstanding Book Award. In addition, Rich has (co) authored dozens of articles and book chapters and is a current member of numerous journal editorial boards. Rich's research has been featured in a number of media outlets including USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Toronto Globe & Mail, CNN International, Austin Statesman (TX), among others. When he has some free time, he enjoys working on his 105 year-old summer home in Maine, but privately admits that he would rather hire people than do the work himself!

Introduction: A Reflective View on the Development of Family Communication
Defining and Interpreting the Family
Diversity's Impact on Defining the Family: Discourse-Dependence and Identity
Defining the Family Through Relationships
Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
Theories and Methatheories to Explain Family Communication: An Overview
Established and Promising Models for Family Communication Research
Methodological Approaches to the Study of Family Communication
Internal Family Dynamics
Family Storytelling as Communication Practice
Cover Stories as Family Communication Practice
Mulling About Family Conflict and Communication: What We Know and What We Need to Know
Family Conflict and Adolescents
"That Dear Octopus": A Family-Based Model of Intimacy
When "Friendly Advice" Becomes a Privacy Dilemma for Pregnant Couples: Applying Communication Privacy Management Theory
Orchestrating and Directing Domestic Potential Through Communication: Toward a Positive Reframing of "Discipline"
Parental Physical Negative Touch and Child Noncompliance in Abusive, Neglectful, and Comparison Families: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies
Family Rituals
Ritual (In)Activity in Postbereaved Stepfamilies
External Structural Frameworks
Media-Family Interface
Implications of Living in a Wired Family: New Directions in Family and Media Research
Cyberkids: The Influence of Mediation and Motivation on Children's Use of and Attitudes Toward the Internet
Work-Family Interface
Employees "Without" Families: Discourses of Family as an External Constraint to Work-Life Balance
Communicating Contradictions: (Re)Producing Dialectical Tensions Through Work, Family, and Balance Socialization Messages
Religion-Family Interface
Relational Dynamics in Interfaith Marriage
Women Belong in the...Pulpit: Family and Professional Tensions in the Lives of Southern Baptist Women Pastors
School-Family Interface
Family-School Relationships: Theoretical Perspectives and Concerns
The Impact of Parents' Use of Hurtful Messages on Adult Children's Self-Esteem and Educational Motivation
Health Care-Family Interface
Interrelations Between Family Communication and Health Communication
Dialectical Tensions in Families Experiencing Acute Health Issues: Stroke Survivors' Perceptions
Epilogue: The Future of Family Communication Theory and Research
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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