The Family Communication Sourcebook

The Family Communication Sourcebook

By: Lynn H. Turner (editor), Richard L. West (editor)Paperback

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The Family Communication Sourcebook provides an in-depth examination of contemporary theory and research in the area of family communication. It frames current research practices and approaches with a historical overview of how the field developed. The authors, whose work is spotlighted in this volume, find their disciplinary home in the field of communication. Thus, the book focuses specifically on how communication presents a unique window into family practices as well as shapes scholars' definitions and approaches to family. The book is divided into four sections to fully map the area of family communication: - Defining and Interpreting the Family; - Theoretical and Methodological Considerations; - Internal Family Dynamic; - External Structural Frameworks.

About Author

Lynn H. Turner (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is Professor of Communication Studies in the College of Communication at Marquette University. Her research areas of interest include interpersonal, gendered, and family communication. She is the co-author or co-editor of over 10 books as well as several articles and book chapters (many with Rich West). Lynn has served in a number of different positions: Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Communication at Marquette University; President of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG), President of Central States Communication Association (CSCA), and Chair of the Family Communication Division for the National Communication Association. In her free time, Lynn delights in babysitting for her grandchildren. Richard West (Ph.D., Ohio University, 1991) is Professor of Communication Studies at Emerson College. He received his BA and MA in Communication at Illinois State University. Rich is the co-author (with Lynn Turner) of several leading books in communication (Perspectives on Family Communication/4th ed; Interpersonal Communication/2nd ed; IPC/1st ed; Introducing Communication Theory/5th ed; Gender and Communication/3rd ed;) and served as co-editor of the Sage Sourcebook of Family Communication. He is the author/co-author of over 40 articles and essays and he has participated in over 100 NCA programs. Rich's work has appeared in Communication Quarterly, Communication Education, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, Communication Reports, Journal of Family Communication, among others. He has served as Guest Co-Editor of the Journal of Family Communication twice and has been a member of nearly 10 journal editorial boards in communication. Rich's work intersects family, identity, and culture. Yet, he admits to being somewhat of a 'scholarly nomad,' exploring a number of different topics, including gay parenting, holiday stress, student questions in the classroom, job burnout, among other areas. Rich is the recipient of several recognitions, including Outstanding Alumni in Communication awards from both Illinois State University and Ohio University. ISU has also recognized him as a "Distinguished Alum" in Forensics and as an "Outstanding Alum in Teacher Education." He has also been recognized as an ECA Research Fellow and was the recipient of ECA's Past President's Award. In 2012, the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship named him a "Leading Scholar in Communication Education." He has served as President of the Eastern Communication (2008) and the National Communication Association (2012).


Preface - Lynn H. Turner and Richard West Introduction: A Reflective View on the Development of Family Communication - L. Edna Rogers Part I: Defining and Interpreting the Family 1. Diversity's Impact on Defining the Family: Discourse-Dependence and Identity - Kathleen M. Galvin 2. Defining the Family Through Relationships - Kory Floyd, Alan C. Mikkelson, and Jeff Judd Part II: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations 3. Theories and Methatheories to Explain Family Communication: An Overview - Teresa C. Sabourin 4. Established and Promising Models for Family Communication Research - Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch and Daniel J. Weigel 5. Methodological Approaches to the Study of Family Communication - Sandra Metts and Emily Lamb Part III: Internal Family Dynamics Storytelling 6. Family Storytelling as Communication Practice - Kristin M. Langellier and Eric E. Peterson 7. Cover Stories as Family Communication Practice - Theresa L. Hest, Judy C. Pearson, and Jeffrey T. Child Conflict 8. Mulling About Family Conflict and Communication: What We Know and What We Need to Know - Michael E. Roloff and Courtney Waite Miller 9. Family Conflict and Adolescents - Patricia Noller, Sharon Atkin, Judith A. Feeney, and Candida Peterson Intimacy 10. "That Dear Octopus": A Family-Based Model of Intimacy - Megan K. Foley and Steve Duck 11. When "Friendly Advice" Becomes a Privacy Dilemma for Pregnant Couples: Applying Communication Privacy Management Theory - Sandra Petronio and Susanne M. Jones Discipline 12. Orchestrating and Directing Domestic Potential Through Communication: Toward a Positive Reframing of "Discipline" - Thomas J. Socha 13. Parental Physical Negative Touch and Child Noncompliance in Abusive, Neglectful, and Comparison Families: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies - Steven R. Wilson, Xiaowei Shi, Lisa Tirmenstein, Alda Norris, and Jessica J. Rack Rituals 14. Family Rituals - Leslie A. Baxter and Dawn O. Braithwaite 15. Ritual (In)Activity in Postbereaved Stepfamilies - Leah E. Bryant Part IV: External Structural Frameworks Media-Family Interface 16. Implications of Living in a Wired Family: New Directions in Family and Media Research - J. Alison Bryant and Jennings Bryant 17. Cyberkids: The Influence of Mediation and Motivation on Children's Use of and Attitudes Toward the Internet - Alison Alexander, Seok Kang, and Yeora Kim Work-Family Interface 18. Employees "Without" Families: Discourses of Family as an External Constraint to Work-Life Balance - Kristen Lucas and Patrice M. Buzzanell 19. Communicating Contradictions: (Re)Producing Dialectical Tensions Through Work, Family, and Balance Socialization Messages - Caryn E. Medved and Elizabeth E. Graham Religion-Family Interface 20. Relational Dynamics in Interfaith Marriage - Patrick C. Hughes and Fran C. Dickson 21. Women Belong in the...Pulpit: Family and Professional Tensions in the Lives of Southern Baptist Women Pastors - Helen Sterk and Rebecca Kallemeyn School-Family Interface 22. Family-School Relationships: Theoretical Perspectives and Concerns - Pamela Cooper 23. The Impact of Parents' Use of Hurtful Messages on Adult Children's Self-Esteem and Educational Motivation - Scott A. Myers, Paul Schrodt, and Christine E. Rittenour Health Care-Family Interface 24. Interrelations Between Family Communication and Health Communication - Loretta L. Pecchioni, Teresa L. Thompson, and Dustin J. Anderson 25. Dialectical Tensions in Families Experiencing Acute Health Issues: Stroke Survivors' Perceptions - Donna R. Pawlowski Epilogue: The Future of Family Communication Theory and Research - Mary Anne Fitzpatrick Author Index Subject Index About the Editors About the Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9781412909921
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781412909921
  • ISBN10: 1412909929

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