Family Communication: Cohesion And Change

Paperback | April 15, 2014

byKathleen M. Galvin, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Carma L. Bylund

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Addresses the role of communication in developing and maintaining functional, diverse family relationships

 

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.

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Addresses the role of communication in developing and maintaining functional, diverse family relationships   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 ...

Kathleen M. Galvin (Ph.D. Northwestern University) is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. Her research interests focus on the social construction of families, particularly the discourse-dependent nature of families formed outside of full biological and traditional legal ties. She is the a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205945236

ISBN - 13:9780205945238

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Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 

1) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Family

Chapter 2: Framework for Family Communication

Chapter 3: Family Theories

Chapter 4: Communication Patterns and the Creation of Family Identity

Chapter 5: Relational Maintenance within Families

Chapter 6: Intimacy within Partnerships and Families

Chapter 7: Communication and Family Roles and Types

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

Chapter 9: Communication and Family Conflict

Chapter 10: Communication and Family Developmental Stresses

Chapter 11: Family Communication and Unpredictable Stress

Chapter 12: Family Communication and Well-Being

 


2) Full 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