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Perspectives on Family Communication

Perspectives on Family Communication

ISBN 9780073406824
Edition 4
Publication Date
Publisher Mcgraw-Hill
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Overview

Preface

To the Student

Part 1. PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS Chapter 1. Providing Definitions Family Culture Defining the Family Family Communication Perspective Cultural and Demographic Trends Affecting the Family From Tradition to Transition: Family Types in the United States Summary Key Terms Questions for Reflection Chapter 2. Providing Theoretical Frameworks The Definition of Theory Intellectual Traditions The Theoretical Assumptions Underlying this Text Family Theories Methods of Inquiry Summary Key Terms Questions for Reflection

Part 2. Family Interactions Chapter 3. EXAMINING STRUCTURE: ROLES AND RULES Roles and Family Communication Rules and Family Communication Summary Key Terms Questions for Reflection Chapter 4. SOCIETAL CONTEXT FOR COMMUNICATION Televised Messages About Families Women’s and Men’s Movements and Their Influence on Families Government and the Family Summary Key Terms Questions for Reflection Chapter 5. Communicating Intimacy Interpreting Intimacy and Closeness Culture and Intimacy Explaining Intimacy in Family Communication Expressing Intimacy in the Family Summary Key Terms Questions for Reflection Chapter 6TELLING STORIES AND MAKING MEANING Understanding Family Stories Functions of Family Stories Types of Family Stories Other Meaning-Making Practices Summary Key Terms Questions for Reflection Chapter 7. Expressing Conflict, Power, and Violence Conflict, Power, Violence, and Culture Conflict in the Family Power in the Family Violence in the Family Summary Key Terms Questions for Reflection Chapter 8. Communicating Under Stress Interpreting Stress Assumptions About Stress and Stressors Communication and Developmental Stressors Communication and Unpredictable Stressors Summary Key Terms Questions for Reflection Chapter 9. Managing Challenging Dialogues Religion in the United States Family Communication and Sexuality Summary Key Terms Questions for Reflection

Part 3. Conclusions Chapter 10. Conclusing Perspectives on Family Communications The Future of Family Communication Research Cultural Discourse About the Family Thinking About Family Communication: Four Conclusions Summary Questions for Reflection Glossary References Credits Subject Index

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