Intergenerational Communication Across the Life Span

Intergenerational Communication Across the Life Span

by Angie Williams, Jon F. Nussbaum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805822488

ISBN-13: 9780805822489

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Individuals of all ages interact with one another, and their interactions have significance throughout their lives. This distinctive volume acknowledges the importance of these interactions and provides a life-span developmental view of communication and aging, attempting to capture the many similarities and changes that occur in people's lives as they age. The

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Individuals of all ages interact with one another, and their interactions have significance throughout their lives. This distinctive volume acknowledges the importance of these interactions and provides a life-span developmental view of communication and aging, attempting to capture the many similarities and changes that occur in people's lives as they age. The authors move the study of intergenerational contact closer to the actual participants, examining what happens within intergenerational interactions and how people evaluate their intergenerational experiences. The volume concentrates on the micro-context of the intergenerational interaction and the cognitions, language, and relationship behaviors related to intergenerational communication across the life span.

The volume employs the perspective that the understanding of human behavior across the life span is enhanced by studying communicative behavior in intergenerational interaction. The authors integrate research from multiple disciplines concerned with intergenerational communication, which is framed by several unique theoretical perspectives drawn from the communication discipline. As a resource for the study of intergenerational communication across the life span, this monograph offers important insights to scholars, students, and all who are involved in intergenerational communication.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805822489
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Routledge Communication Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Pt. ISocial, Psychological, and Developmental Foundations1
1Theoretical Foundations for the Study of Intergenerational Communication3
2Intergenerational Contexts and Contact26
3Social Cognitive Contributions: Intergenerational Attitudes and Stereotypes46
4Language, Cognition, and Age65
5Intergenerational Language Strategies: Underaccommodation85
6Intergenerational Language Strategies: Overaccommodation108
7Generational Identity and Age Identity127
Pt. IIIntergenerational Relationship Communication149
8Adult Child-Elderly Parent Relationship151
9The Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship168
10Sandwiched Communication184
11Intergenerational Relationships Beyond the Family200
Pt. IIIMacrosocietal Perspectives223
12Intergenerational Conflict225
13Societal, Political, Public Policy Issues, and Intergenerational Communication244
14Cultural Perspectives on Intergenerational Communication262
Epilogue284
References299
Author Index327
Subject Index337

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