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Family Violence from a Communication Perspective

Family Violence from a Communication Perspective

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April 1996 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"Although an anecdotal association between communication and family violence was noted early in the family violence literature, a communication approach to family violence has been underrepresented in the literature. This book is a welcome contribution to the literature because it demonstrates that the connection between communication and family violence is much more complex than a skills deficit of one or more members of a violent relationship." --Gail Whitchurch, Department of Communication Studies, Indiana University Adding an innovative perspective to traditional psychological and sociological approaches, Family Violence from a Communication Perspective lays out a new theoretical framework for understanding and resolving abusive family interactions. This exceptional volume features contributions from a variety of disciplines that examine the interactional processes at the core of domestic abuse, aggression, and violence. The contributors explore the development of violence in the family, beginning with courtship violence, proceeding through marital violence, and perpetuated through parent-child violence. Providing keen insight, the chapters examine the commonalities and differences inherent in emotional, psychological, verbal, and sexual abuse and how they all stem from basic communication problems. An essential resource for students and scholars in communication, family studies, relationship studies, psychology, sociology, and women's studies, Family Violence from a Communication Perspective also offers a refreshing viewpoint for professionals in the human services.

Dudley D Cahn
Family Violence from a Communication Perspective
Michael E Roloff
The Catalyst Hypothesis
Conditions under which Coercive Communication Leads to Physical Aggression

Gayla Margolin et al
Family Interaction Process
An Essential Tool for Exploring Abusive Relations

Linda Ade-Ridder and Allen R Jones
Home Is Where the Hell Is
An Introduction to Violence against Children from a Communication Perspective

Yvonne Vissing and Walter Baily
Parent-to-Child Verbal Aggression
Sandra M Stith and Gary H Bischof
Communication Patterns in Families of Adolescent Sex Offenders
Collen M Carey and Paul A Mongeau
Communication and Violence in Courtship Relationships
Karen H Rosen
The Ties that Bind Women to Violent Premarital Relationships
Processes of Seduction and Entrapment

Sally A Lloyd
Physical Aggression, Distress, and Everyday Marital Interaction
Teresa Chandler Sabourin
The Role of Communication in Verbal Abuse between Spouses
L Edna Rogers, Anne Castleton and Sally A Lloyd
Relational Control and Physical Aggression in Satisfying Marital Relationships

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