SAGE Handbook of Family Communication

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SAGE Handbook of Family Communication

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The Sage Handbook of Family Communication provides a comprehensive examination of family communication theory and research. Chapters by leading scholars in family communication expand the definition of family, address recent shifts in culture, and cover important new topics, including families in crisis, families and governmental policies, social media, and extended families. The combination of groundbreaking theories, research methods, and reviews of foundational and emerging research in family communication make this an invaluable resource that explores the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today.

ISBN

9781483345956

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Sage Publications

City

Thousand Oaks, CA

Keywords

Families, Communication in Families

Disciplines

Communication | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Family Communication Tree: Deep Roots, Strong Branches

PART I: FOUNDATIONS

1.The Challenge of Defining "Family"

2. Constructing a Cultural Identity through Family Communication

3. Theoretical Approaches to Family Communication

4. Research Methods and the Study of Family Communication Practices

PART II: FAMILY BEHAVIOR AND DYNAMICS

5. Communicated Narrative Sense-Making: Understanding Family Narratives, Storytelling and the Construction of Meaning through a Communicative Lens

6. Family Conflict and Communication

7. Intimacy and Family Communication

8. Communication and Family Violence: A Review of Recent Scholarship

9. Social Support Processes in the Family

10. Stress and Coping in Families: A Review and Synthesis of Communication Research

11. Examining Family Secrets from a Communication Perspective

12. Family and Partner Communication about Sex

PART III: FAMILY FORMS

13. Intergenerational Family Relationships

14. Communication in Adult Sibling Relationships

15. Communication in Lesbian and Gay Families

16. Communication in Post-Divorce and Stepfamily Relationships

17. Aging Families and Family Communication

PART IV: FAMILY INTERFACES

18. Organized Religion and Family Communication: Support and Oppression

19. Education and Family Communication

20. Families Communicating about Health

21. Work and Family Communication

22. It's All in the Family: An Historical Analysis of Diversity and Family Communication within Television Sitcoms

PART V: EMERGING TOPICS IN FAMILY COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

23. Families and Technologically Assisted Communication

24. Communicating in Military Families across the Deployment Cycle

25. Positive Family Communication: Towards a New Normal

26. Familial Solidarity and Religious Identity: Communication and Interfaith Families

Epilogue: On Family Communication's Search for Meaning

Index

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