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Communication in Family Contexts


Communication in Family Contexts

Theories and Processes
1. Aufl.

von: Elizabeth Dorrance Hall, Kristina M. Scharp

69,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 05.09.2019
ISBN/EAN: 9781119477426
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 352

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An innovative, student-friendly textbook covering the major elements of the field of Family Communication Family Communication, a rapidly growing sub-discipline within Communication Studies, explores the processes and factors involved in family interactions and relationships. Communication in Family Contexts is a clear and accessible survey of the essential principles, theories, and concepts of the field. Unlike textbooks that present a vast amount of material across only a few chapters—this innovative textbook features brief, easily-understood chapters ideally-suited for undergraduate courses on the subject. The text provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of a diverse range of topics, from fundamental aspects of caretaking and sibling communication, to topics not covered in other textbooks such as estrangement and marginalization. 33 chapters cover theories of family communication, family communication processes, and communicating in family relationships. The authors, noted researchers and educators in the field, complement discussions of standard topics with those of growing contemporary interest, such as LGBTQ family communication, step-family and half-sibling relationships, and the influence of technology on family. This textbook: Provides a well-rounded examination of the major elements of Family Communication studies Explains the foundational theories of the field, including Family Communication Patterns Theory and Relational Dialectics Theory Features numerous practical application exercises to enable students apply theory to practice Includes a complete set pedagogical features, such as case studies, visualizations and models of theories, illustrations, and discussion questions Offers a flexible organizational structure that allows instructors to pick and choose chapters to meet the needs of their courses Communication in Family Contexts: Theories and Processes is an important resource for instructors and students in the field of family communication, the wider discipline of Communication Studies, and related areas such as social psychology and sociology.
Preface xi Meet the Authors xv Meet the Case Study Contributors xvii Acknowledgments xxi About the Companion Website xxiii Chapter 1: An Introduction to Communication in Family Contexts 1 Chapter 2: Research Paradigms and Methods that Inform Family Communication Research 7 Part I: Theories of Family Communication 17 Chapter 3: Affection Exchange Theory 19 Chapter 4: Communication Privacy Management Theory 27 Chapter 5: Family Communication Patterns Theory 35 Chapter 6: Family Systems Theory 43 Chapter 7: Narrative Theories 49 Chapter 8: Social Cognitive Theory 57 Chapter 9: Relational Dialectics Theory 63 Part II: Family Communication Processes 75 Foundational Processes 77 Chapter 10: Caregiving in Families 79 Chapter 11: Conflict and Forgiveness 87 Chapter 12: Coping and Resilience in Families 101 Chapter 13: Difficult Family Conversations 109 Chapter 14: Discourse Dependence 119 Chapter 15: Family Distancing 127 Chapter 16: Information Management and Disclosure in Families 137 Chapter 17: Supportive Communication in Families 145 Chapter 18: Uncertainty Management 157 Major Family Transitions 165 Chapter 19: Cohabitation and Marriage 167 Chapter 20: Delaying, Forgoing, and Transitioning to Parenthood 175 Chapter 21: Divorce and Dissolution 185 Chapter 22: Remarriage and Stepfamily Formation 193 Part III: Communicating in Family Relationships 201 Family and Relationship Types 203 Chapter 23: Communication and Adoptive Families 205 Chapter 24: In-Law Relationships 215 Chapter 25: Intergenerational Relationships 223 Chapter 26: LGBTQ Families 235 Chapter 27: Parent–Child Relationships 241 Chapter 28: Partner Relationships 253 Chapter 29: Sibling Relationships 263 Chapter 30: Voluntary Kin Families 271 Family Communication in Context 275 Chapter 31: Family Communication in Health Contexts 277 Chapter 32: Family Communication in Organizational Contexts 287 Chapter 33: Family Communication in Technological Contexts 299 Author Index 311 Subject Index 315
ELIZABETH DORRANCE HALL, PHD, is Assistant Professor in the Communication Department and a Director of the Family Communication and Relationships Lab at Michigan State University. KRISTINA M. SCHARP, PHD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and a Director of the Family Communication and Relationships Lab at the University of Washington.
AN INNOVATIVE, STUDENT-FRIENDLY TEXTBOOK COVERING THE MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THE FIELD OF FAMILY COMMUNICATION Family Communication, a rapidly growing sub-discipline within Communication Studies, explores the processes and factors involved in family interactions and relationships. Communication in Family Contexts is a clear and accessible survey of the essential principles, theories, and concepts of the field, presented in brief, easily-understood chapters ideally-suited for undergraduate courses on the subject. The text provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of a diverse range of topics, from fundamental aspects of caretaking and sibling communication, to estrangement and marginalization. Thirty-three chapters cover theories of family communication, family communication processes, and communicating in family relationships. The authors complement discussions of standard topics with those of growing contemporary interest, such as LGBTQ family communication, step-family and half-sibling relationships, and the influence of technology on family. This textbook: Provides a well-rounded examination of the major elements of family communication studies Explains the foundational theories of the field, including family communication patterns theory and relational dialectics theory Features numerous practical application exercises to enable students to apply theory to practice Includes a complete set of pedagogical features, such as case studies, visualizations and models of theories, illustrations, and discussion questions Offers a flexible organizational structure that allows instructors to pick and choose chapters to meet the needs of their courses Communication in Family Contexts: Theories and Processes is an important resource for instructors and students in the field of family communication, the wider discipline of communication studies, and related areas such as social psychology and sociology.

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