Family Communication: Cohesion and Change / Edition 9

Family Communication: Cohesion and Change / Edition 9

by Kathleen M Galvin, Dawn Braithwaite, Carma Bylund
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205945236

ISBN-13: 9780205945238

Pub. Date: 04/23/2014

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Family Communication: Cohesion and Change encourages students to observe family interaction patterns analytically and relate communication theories to family interactions. Using a framework of family functions, first-person narratives, and current research, Family Communication: Cohesion and Change emphasizes the diversity of today's families

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Family Communication: Cohesion and Change encourages students to observe family interaction patterns analytically and relate communication theories to family interactions. Using a framework of family functions, first-person narratives, and current research, Family Communication: Cohesion and Change emphasizes the diversity of today's families in terms of structure, ethnic patterns,
and developmental experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205945238
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/23/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
311,988
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Family
Families: Definitional Issues
Families: Current Status
Functional Families

Chapter 2: Framework for Family Communication
The Communication Process
Communication Patterns and Family Functions
A Framework for Examining Family Communication

Chapter 3: Family Theories
The Systems Perspective
Social Constructionism/Symbolic Interaction
Relational Dialectics
Narrative Theory/Narrative Performance Theory
Communication Privacy Management Theory

Chapter 4: Communication Patterns and the Creation of Family Identity
Relational Cultures
Communication Patterns That Influence Family Meanings
Narratives and Storytelling

Chapter 5: Relational Maintenance within Families
Relational Maintenance
Relational Maintenance Strategies
Relational Currencies

Chapter 6: Intimacy within Partnerships and Families
Commitment
Self-Expression: Disclosure and Nonverbal Affection
Sexuality and Communication
Intimacy Factors: Effort, Sacrifice, Forgiveness, and Sanctification
Barriers to Intimacy

Chapter 7: Communication and Family Roles and Types
Specific Role Functions
The Role Appropriation Process
Couple and Family Typologies

Chapter 8: Power, Influence, and Decision Making in Families
Power
Influence
Decision Making

Chapter 9: Communication and Family Conflict
The Process of Conflict
Unresolved Conflict
Destructive Conflict
Constructive Conflict

Chapter 10: Communication and Family Developmental Stresses
Overview of Family Change
Family Stages and Life-Course Issues
Transitions Between Stages

Chapter 11: Family Communication and Unpredictable Stress
Unpredictable Stress and Family Coping Patterns
Communication and Specific Crises

Chapter 12: Family Communication and Well-Being
Family Communication and Physical Well-Being
Difficult Conversations on Current Issues
Approaches for Improving Family Communication

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