Family Communication: Cohesion and Change / Edition 6

Family Communication: Cohesion and Change / Edition 6

by Kathleen M. Galvin, Carma L. Bylund, Bernard J. Brommel
     
 

Family Communication: Cohesion and Change examines the communication processes within families and how they affect and are affected by larger social systems. By viewing the family as a communication system with identifiable patterns, this book encourages readers to analyze family interaction patterns analytically and thoroughly.

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Family Communication: Cohesion and Change examines the communication processes within families and how they affect and are affected by larger social systems. By viewing the family as a communication system with identifiable patterns, this book encourages readers to analyze family interaction patterns analytically and thoroughly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205378869
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/08/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
441
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction to the Family1
Ch. 2Framework for Family Communication22
Ch. 3Family Theories52
Ch. 4Communication Patterns and the Creation of Family Meanings75
Ch. 5Symbolic Meanings and Relational Maintenance: Family Rituals, Currencies, and Stories106
Ch. 6Intimacy and Closeness within Families135
Ch. 7Communication and Family Roles and Types168
Ch. 8Power, Influence, and Decision Making197
Ch. 9Communication and Family Conflict230
Ch. 10Communication and Family Stress: Developmental Issues269
Ch. 11Family Communication and Unpredictable Stress310
Ch. 12Contextual Dimensions of Family Communication343
Ch. 13Improving Family Communication366
Bibliography394
Name Index427
Subject Index435

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