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Explaining Family Interactions
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Explaining Family Interactions

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June 1995 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"Explaining Family Interactions represents a unique collection that may stand alone or complement a traditional textbook. The contents reflect the ever-changing nature of families and the role communication plays in creating and maintaining family relationships. The collection captures the wide universe of family experience as represented in fine scholarship." --Kathleen M. Galvin, Northwestern University What relationship exists between family structure and communication? How do communication patterns between family members change over time? What role does culture play in family communication? In this groundbreaking volume, a stellar team of contributors answers these and other significant questions by offering a detailed review of current research and state-of-the-art ideas concerning both communication processes and family functioning. Contributors explore a rich tapestry of topics, including family conflict, courtship and dating relationships, postdivorce relations, communication and family culture, and dual-career families, to name but a few. And, while contributors each explore different aspects of family communication, all address similar questions and incorporate a range of methodological and/or theoretical positions. Explaining Family Interactions is an ideal resource for all scholars and students in the fields of interpersonal communication, family studies, relationships, family sociology, and social psychology.

 
PART ONE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF FAMILY COMMUNICATION PATTERNS
Marguerite Stevenson Barratt
Communication in Infancy
Brant R Burleson, Jesse G Delia and James L Applegate
The Socialization of Person-Centered Communication
Parents' Contributions to their Children's Social-Cognitive and Communication Skills  
Patricia Noller
Parent-Adolescent Relationships
Catherine A Surra, Michelle L Batchelder and Debra K Hughes
Accounts and Demystification of Courtship
 
PART TWO: FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS IN PROCESS
Ted L Huston and Anita L Vangelisti
How Parenthood Affects Marriage
Samuel Vuchinich and Jospeh Angelelli
Family Interaction during Problem Solving
Susan Gano-Phillips and Frank D Fincham
Family Conflict, Divorce, and Children's Adjustment
Sandra Metts and William R Cupach
Postdivorce Relations
 
PART THREE: EXTENDING FAMILY BOUNDARIES
Lawrence B Rosenfeld, Gary L Bowen and Jack M Richman
Communication in Three Types of Dual-Career Marriages
Nancy A Burrell
Communication Patterns in Stepfamilies
Redefining Family Roles, Themes, and Conflict Styles  
Sara Steen and Pepper Schwartz
Communication, Gender, and Power
Homosexual Couples as a Case Study  
Marie-Louise Mares
The Aging Family
Alan L Sillars
Communication and Family Culture

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