Composing Relationships: Communication in Everyday Life (with InfoTrac) / Edition 1

Composing Relationships: Communication in Everyday Life (with InfoTrac) / Edition 1

by Julia T. Wood, Steve Duck
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534517196

ISBN-13: 9780534517199

Pub. Date: 04/12/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The routine interactions we have day-in, day-out are the ones that most decisively shape our identities and the quality and durability of our relationships. In COMPOSING RELATIONSHIPS: COMMUNICATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE (WITH INFOTRAC) you'll see how relationships grow primarily out of so-called small talk between friends and romantic partners, rituals in families,

Overview

The routine interactions we have day-in, day-out are the ones that most decisively shape our identities and the quality and durability of our relationships. In COMPOSING RELATIONSHIPS: COMMUNICATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE (WITH INFOTRAC) you'll see how relationships grow primarily out of so-called small talk between friends and romantic partners, rituals in families, and commonplace norms in organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534517199
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/12/2005
Series:
Communication Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction: Composing Relationships: Communication in Everyday Life, Julia Wood and Steve Duck. Part I: Everyday Communication in Personal Relationships. 1. Play, Playfulness & Players: Communication Between Spouses, Steve Duck. 2. Chopping the Carrots: Creating Intimacy, Moment by Moment, Julia Wood. 3. Cat Walk Conversations: Everyday Communication in Dating Relationships, Marianne Dainton. 4. "He started it!" Everyday Communication in Parenting, Tim Muehlhoff. 5. Mother Always Liked You Best: Sibling interaction, John Nicholson. 6. The Cat Puzzle Recovered: Composing Relationships Through Family Ritual, Carol Bruess & Anna Hoefs. Part II: Everyday Communication in Social Relationships. 7. Hanging Out and Doing Lunch: Enacting Friendship Closeness, Sandra Metts. 8. Shopping for and With Friends: Everyday Communication at the Shopping Mall, Dawn Braithwaite & Jody Koenig Kellas. 9. <where r u?> <here u?>: Everyday Communication with Relational Technologies, Walter Carl. 10. Relational life in the 21st century: Managing people, time, and distance, Erin Sahlstein. 11. He Has Two Mommies: Constructing Lesbian Families In Social Conversation, Beth Suter. 12. Sorority Sisters Speaking Social Support, Megan Foley. Part III: Everyday Communication in Workplace Relationships. 13. Cabbages and Headache Cures: Work Stories within the Family, Cheryl Cockburn- Wootten & Ted Zorn. 14. Communicating Race at Weigh Co., Brenda J. Allen. 15. Mentoring Through Everyday Communication, Michael Hecht & Jennifer Warren. 16. Constructing Masculinity and Femininity in the Workplace, Dennis Mumby. 17. Relational Communication and Work: Three Minutes at Work with Vin, Harty Mokros. 18. Who am I Right Now? Negotiating Familial and Professional Roles, Leah Totten.

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