Understanding Family Communication / Edition 2

Understanding Family Communication / Edition 2

by Janet Yerby, Nancy Buerkel-Rothfuss, Arthur P. Bochner, Nancy Beurkel-Rothfuss
     
 

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ISBN-10: 013776667X

ISBN-13: 9780137766673

Pub. Date: 10/15/1994

Publisher: Pearson

Written in an engaging manner that speaks directly to students, this text explores communication and the process of meaning-making in the family. It integrates theory and research with narrative, conveys a sense of relatedness among the ideas explored, and emphasizes that the study of family communication can be personally meaningful as well

Overview

Written in an engaging manner that speaks directly to students, this text explores communication and the process of meaning-making in the family. It integrates theory and research with narrative, conveys a sense of relatedness among the ideas explored, and emphasizes that the study of family communication can be personally meaningful as well as academically satisfying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137766673
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/15/1994
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

I.CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS.

1.Premises and Perspectives.

2.Communication Processes.

3.The Family as a Meaning-Making System.

II.COMING TOGETHER AND WIDENING THE CIRCLE.

4.Courtship and Commitment.

5.Marital Reality Construction.

III.PATTERNS AND PROCESSES.

6.Expanding Complexity.

7.Rules.

8.Family Stories.

9.Myths, Metaphors, and Themes.

10.Roles and Family Types.

11.Change and Growth.

References.

Glossary.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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