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The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication

2nd Edition

Edited by Anita L. Vangelisti

Routledge – 2013 – 604 pages

Series: Routledge Communication Series

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Description

With a synthesis of research on issues key to understanding family interaction, as well as an analysis of many theoretical and methodological choices made by researchers studying family communication, the Handbook serves to advance the field by reframing old questions and stimulating new ones. The contents are comprised of chapters covering:

  • theoretical and methodological issues influencing current conceptions of family;
  • research and theory centering around the family life course
  • communication occurring in a variety of family forms
  • individual family members and their relationships
  • dynamic communication processes taking place in families
  • family communication embedded in social, cultural, and physical contexts.

Key changes to the second edition include:

  • updates throughout, providing a thorough and up-to-date overview of research and theory
  • new topics reflecting the growth of the discipline, including chapters on "singles" as family members, emerging adults, and physiology and physical health.

Highlighting the work of scholars across disciplines--communication, social psychology, clinical psychology, sociology, family studies, and others--this volume captures the breadth and depth of research on family communication and family relationships. The well-known contributors approach family interaction from a variety of theoretical perspectives and focus on topics ranging from the influence of structural characteristics on family relationships to the importance of specific communication processes.

Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Introduction

PART I: FAMILY COMMUNICATION THEORIES AND METHODS

Chapter 1 Twenty Years of Family Research Published in Communication Journals: A Review of the Perspectives, Theories, and Concepts Glen H. Stamp and Carolyn Shue

Chapter 2 Perspectives on Studying Family Communication: Multiple Methods and Multiple Sources Judith A. Feeney and Patricia Noller

PART II: COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE FAMILY LIFE COURSE

Chapter 3 A Communication Perspective on Cohabitation and Contemporary Dating Relationships Jennifer S. Priem and Catherine A. Surra

Chapter 4 Marital Communication Brian Baucom and Kathleen Eldridge

Chapter 5 On Becoming Parents Erin K. Holmes, Ted L. Huston, Anita L. Vangelisti, and Trey D. Guinn

Chapter 6 Generational Juggling: Family Communication at Midlife Karen Fingerman, Kira Birditt, Jon Nussbaum, and Diana Ebersole

Chapter 7 Family Communication in Later Life Jake Harwood, Christy Rittenour, and Mei-Chen Lin

PART III: COMMUNICATION IN VARIOUS FAMILY FORMS

Chapter 8 Communication in Intact Families Ascan F. Koerner and Mary Anne Fitzpatrick

Chapter 9 Divorced and Single Parent Families: Risk, Resiliency, and the Role of Communication Tamara D. Afifi and Amanda Denes

Chapter 10 Stepfamily Communication Dawn Braithwaite and Paul Schrodt

Chapter 11 The Family Relationships of Sexual Minorities Lisa M. Diamond, Kendrick Allen, and Molly R. Butterworth

Chapter 12 Singles, No Children: Who is your Family? Bella DePaulo

Chapter 13 Support Communication in Culturally Diverse Families: The Role of Stigma Stanley O. Gaines, Jr., Kristin D. Mickelson, and Stacey L. Williams

PART IV: THE RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS

Chapter 14 Mothers and Fathers Coparenting Together John Beaton, William J. Doherty, and Lisa Wenger

Chapter 15 Infant Communication Barbara Gruenbaum, Nicole Depowski, Kathleen Shaw, & Heather Bortfeld

Chapter 16 Parent and Sibling Interactions during Middle Childhood Laura Stafford

Chapter 17 Parent-Child Communication during Adolescence Susan Branje, Brett Laursen, and W. Andrew Collins

Chapter 18 Communication during Emerging Adulthood Brian J. Willoughby and Jeffrey J. Arnett

Chapter 19 Widening Circles: Interactive Connections between Immediate Family and Larger Social Networks Maria Schmeeckle and Susan Sprecher

PART V: FAMILY COMMUNICATION PROCESSES

Chapter 20 When Families Manage Private Information John P. Caughlin, Sandra Petronio, and Ashley Middleton

Chapter 21 Conflict and Relational Quality in Families Alan L. Sillars and Daniel J. Canary

Chapter 22 Persuasion and Families Steven R. Wilson, Lisa M. Guntzviller, and Elizabeth A. Munz

Chapter 23 The Communication of Emotion in Families Julie Fitness

Chapter 24 Family Stories and Storytelling: Windows into the Family Soul Jody Koenig Kellas and April R. Trees

PART VI: COMMUNICATION AND CONTEMPORARY FAMILY ISSUES

Chapter 25 After the Workday Ends: How Jobs Impact Family Relationships Shu-wen Wang and Rena Repetti

Chapter 26 The Media and Family Communication Barbara J. Wilson and Kristin Drogos

Chapter 27 Digital Technology and Families Nancy A. Jennings and Ellen A. Wartella

Chapter 28 The Reciprocal Influence of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Family Members’ Communication Ashley Duggan and Beth A. LePoire Molineux

Chapter 29 Charting Dangerous Territory: The Family as a Context of Violence and Aggression Rene Dailey, Carmen Lee, and Brian H. Spitzberg

Chapter 30 Psychophysiological Methods in Family Communication Research Kory Floyd, Colin Hesse, and Perry Pauley

Chapter 31 Mental Health Chris Segrin

PART VII: EPILOGUE AND COMMENTARY

Chapter 32 The Family of the Future: What do We Face? Kathleen Galvin

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