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Family Communication: Cohesion and Changeexamines the communication processes within families and how they affect and are affected by larger social systems. By viewing the family as a communication system with identifiable patterns, the authors encourage the reader to observe family interaction patterns analytically and relate communication theories to family interaction. Using a framework of family functions, first-person narratives, and current research,Family Communication: Cohesion and Changeemphasizes the diversity of today's families in terms of structure, ethnic patterns, and developmental experiences.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the Family Families: Definitional Issues Families: Current Status Conclusion|
|Framework for Family Communication|
|The Communication Process Communication Patterns and Family Functions|
|A Framework for Examining Family Communication Conclusion|
|Family Theories The Systems Perspective Social Constructionism and Symbolic Interaction Dialectical Theory Narrative Theory|
|A Final Note|
|Communication Patterns and the Creation of Family Meanings Relational Cultures` Communication Patterns|
|That Influence Family Meanings|
|Closeness and Intimacy within Families Relational Maintenance|
|Rituals Relational Currencies|
|Narratives Relationship Development and Intimacy Barriers to Intimacy|
|Communication and Family Roles and Types Role Definition Specific|
|Role Appropriation Couple and Family Typologies|
|Power, Influence and Decision Making Power Influence|
|Communication and Family Conflict|
|The Process of Conflict Factors in Family|
|Communication and Family Stress: Developmental Issues|
|Overview of Family Change|
|Family Stages and Life Course Transitions between Stages|
|Communication and Unpredictable Stress|
|Unpredictable Stress and Family Coping Patterns Communication and Specific Crises|
|Contextual Dimensions of Family Communication Factors of Family Context|
|The Home World: Outside and Inside Family Fit and Environment|
|Family Communication and Well-Being Family Communication and Health Perspectives on Well-Functioning Families Approaches for Improving Family Communication|
|A Final Word Conclusion|
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