3rd Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication




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ISBN 9780367487461
December 28, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
592 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This third edition again brings together interdisciplinary contributions to provide a comprehensive and multifaceted resource that reflects the breadth and depth of research on family communication and family relationships.

Chapters continue to address theoretical and methodological issues influencing current conceptions of family and cover communication occurring in a variety of family forms and across social, cultural, and physical contexts.

This third edition includes key updates, such as:

  • The use and influence of social media and technology in families
  • Parenting and communication in culturally and structurally diverse families
  • Communication and physical health of  family members
  • Managing personal information about difficult topics in families
  • The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on family members

This handbook is ideal for students and researchers interested in interpersonal and family communication, relationships, and family therapy within the disciplines of communication, social psychology, clinical psychology, sociology, and family studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

 

PART I:  FAMILY COMMUNICATION THEORIES AND METHODS

 

Chapter 1 - Ten Years of Family Communication Research: Theories, Research, Perspectives, and Trends

Carolyn K. Shue and Glen H. Stamp

 

Chapter 2 - Perspectives on Studying Family Communication: Methodologies, Methods, and Trends

Elizabeth E. Graham and Scott A. Myers

 

 

PART II:  COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE FAMILY LIFE COURSE

 

Chapter 3- Mate Selection and Courtship

Brian Ogolsky and Kale Monk

 

Chapter 4 - Marital Communication: A Functionalist Perspective

Brian R. W. Baucom and Donald H. Baucom

 

Chapter 5 - Becoming Parents: Risk, Protective Factors, and Key Methodological Considerations for Future Research

Erin Kramer Holmes, Adam M. Galovan, Clare R. Thomas, and Tiffany L. Clyde

 

Chapter 6 - Between Younger and Older Generations: Family Communication at Midlife

Kyungmin Kim, Karen L. Fingerman, and Jon Nussbaum

 

Chapter 7 - Family Communication in Later-Life

Jessica Gasiorek, Christine E. Rittenour, Mei-Chen Lin, and Jake Harwood

 

 

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

Tamara D. Afifi and Allison P. Mazur

 

Chapter 10 - Stepfamilies as Developed and Enacted in Communication

Dawn O. Braithwaite, Paul Schrodt, and Bailey M. Oliver-Blackburn

 

Chapter 11 - Communication in Adoptive Families

Colleen Warner Colaner and Haley Kranstuber Horstman

 

Chapter 12 - Sexual and Gender Diversity in Family Relationships

Lisa M. Diamond and Adrian J. Dehlin

 

Chapter 13 - Support Communication in Culturally Diverse Families: The Role of Stigma Revisited

Stanley O. Gaines and Kristin D. Mickelson

 

 

PART IV:  THE RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS

 

Chapter 14 - Mothers, Fathers, and Coparenting Others

James P. McHale and Shawn C.T. Jones

 

Chapter 15 - Infant Communication

Heather Bortfeld and Allison Gabouer

 

Chapter 16 - Family Interaction during Middle Childhood

Laura Stafford

 

Chapter 17 - Family Relationships during Adolescence

Susan Branje, Stefanos Mastrotheodoros, and Brett Laursen

 

Chapter 18 - Communication during Emerging Adulthood

Brian J. Willoughby, Rachel Augustus, and Jeffrey J. Arnett

 

Chapter 19 - Social Networks and Extended Families

Susan Sprecher, Luke T. Russell, Chang Su-Russell, and Maria Schmeeckle

 

 

PART V:  FAMILY COMMUNICATION PROCESSES

 

Chapter 20 - Difficult Family Subjects: Disclosing, Avoiding, Assuming, and Hinting

John P. Caughlin and Daena J. Goldsmith

 

Chapter 21 - Conflict and Relational Quality in Families

Alan L. Sillars, Rudy C. Pett, Daniel J. Canary, and Anita L. Vangelisti,

 

Chapter 22 - Persuasion and Families

Steven R. Wilson, Lisa M. Guntzviller, Patricia E. Gettings, and Jonathan T. Baker

 

Chapter 23 - Social Support in Families

Graham D. Bodie and Kellie St.Cyr Brisini

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 - Work and Family Interaction

Patrice M. Buzzanell

 

Chapter 26 - The Media as an Ecosystem for Family Communication

Kristin L. Drogos and Barbara J. Wilson

 

Chapter 27 - Families Communicating through Technology

Jeffrey A. Hall and Alesia Woszidlo

 

Chapter 28 - Military Families and Deployment Separations

Leanne K. Knobloch

 

Chapter 29 - The Reciprocal Influence of Substance Use Disorders and Family Members’ Communication

Ashley Duggan, Elizabeth M. Glowacki, and Beth Le Poire Molineux

 

Chapter 30 - Charting Dangerous Territory: The Family as a Context of Violence and Aggression

Carmen M. Lee, René M. Dailey, and Brian H. Spitzberg

 

Chapter 31 - Physiology and Physical Health

Kory Floyd, Colin Hesse, and Perry M. Pauley

 

Chapter 32 - Mental Health

Chris Segrin

 

 

PART VII:  EPILOGUE AND COMMENTARY

 

Chapter 33 - Family Communication: Past and Future

Michael E. Roloff

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Biography

Anita L. Vangelisti holds the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Chair in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Her work focuses on the associations between communication and emotion in personal relationships. She is a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association and a Fellow of the International Communication Association and the International Association for Relationship Research.