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Family Communication : Cohesion and Change

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Edition:
8th
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9780205718931

ISBN10:
0205718930
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/1/2011
Publisher(s):
Pearson
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Summary

Updated in a new 8thedition, this book examines how the communication processes within families affect and are affected by larger social systems. It views the family as a communication system with identifiable patterns Using a framework of family functions, first-person narratives, and current research, this book emphasizes the diversity of today's families in terms of structure, ethnic patterns, and developmental experiences.

Table of Contents

Preface

 

 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     

 

Bibliography    

Name Index    

Subject Index  



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