The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication, 2nd Edition

  • Anita L. Vangelisti
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  • ISBN-10: 0203848160
  • ISBN-13: 9780203848166
  • DDC: 302.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 617 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Other Frontmatter.

Other Frontmatter.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.




Family Communication Theories and Methods.

1: Twenty Years of Family Research Published in Communication Journals.

2: Perspectives on Studying Family Communication: Multiple Methods and Multiple Sources.

Communication Across the Family Life Course.

3: A Communication Perspective on Cohabitation and Contemporary Dating Relationships.

4: Marital Communication.

5: On Becoming Parents.

6: Generational Juggling: Family Communication at Midlife.

7: Family Communication in Later Life.

Communication in Various Family Forms.

8: Communication in Intact Families.

9: Divorced and Single-Parent Families: Risk, Resiliency, and the Role of Communication.

10: Stepfamily Communication.

11: The Family Relationships of Sexual Minorities.

12: Single, No Children: Who Is Your Family?.

13: Support Communication in Culturally Diverse Families: The Role of Stigma.

The Relational Communication of Family Members.

14: Mothers and Fathers Coparenting Together.

15: Infant Communication.

16: Parent and Sibling Interactions During Middle Childhood.

17: Parent-Child Communication During Adolescence.

18: Communication During Emerging Adulthood.

19: Widening Circles: Interactive Connections Between Immediate Family and Larger Social Networks.

Family Communication Processes.

20: When Families Manage Private Information.

21: Conflict and Relational Quality in Families.

22: Persuasion and Families.

23: The Communication of Emotion in Families.

24: Family Stories and Storytelling: Windows into the Family Soul.

Communication and Contemporary Family Issues.

25: After the Workday Ends: How Jobs Impact Family Relationships.

26: The Media and Family Communication.

27: Digital Technology and Families.

28: The Reciprocal Influence of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Family Members' Communication.

29: Charting Dangerous Territory: The Family as a Context of Violence and Aggression.

30: Psychophysiological Methods in Family Communication Research.

31: Mental Health.

Epilogue and Commentary.

32: The Family of the Future: What Do We Face?.