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À propos de ce livre
Family Communication: Cohesion and Change encourages students to think critically about family interaction patterns and to analyze them using a variety of communication theories. Using a framework of family functions, current research, and first-person narratives, this text emphasizes the diversity of today's families in structure, ethnic patterns, gender socialization, and developmental experiences.
New for the tenth edition are expanded pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, as well as updates on current theory and research integrated throughout the chapters for timely analysis and discussion. Cases and research featured in each chapter provide examples of concepts and themes, and a companion website offers expanded resources for instructors and students.
On the book's companion website, www.routledge.com/cw/galvin, intstructors will find a full suite of online resources to help build their courses and engage their students, as well as an author video introducing the new edition:
- Syllabi & Suggested Calendars
- Course Projects & Paper Examples
- Essay Assignments
- Test/Quiz Questions and Answer Keys
- Case Studies in Family Communication
- Family Communication Film and Television Examples
- Family Communication in Literature Examples
- Detailed Outlines
- Discussion Questions
- Case Study Questions
- Sample Chapter Activities
Chapter PowerPoint Slides
Foire aux questions
New Family Ties
Goals and Finances
Overview of the Book
Core Beliefs About Families
- There are many ways to be a family. Family life is as diverse as the persons who make up families. The “perfect” family does not exist.
- Each family must work, and at times struggle, to create its own identity as it experiences good and stressful times over many years. All family systems are influenced by the larger context in which they exist.
- Through communication, we construct and reflect family relationships. In words and actions, individuals define their identities and negotiate their relationships with other family members and with the rest of the world. In addition, talk serves to indicate the state of family relationships to family members and, sometimes, to others.
- Communication is the process by which family members create and share their meanings with each other in unique relational cultures.
- Families interact and socialize members to their underlying values and beliefs about significant life issues, such as gender, health, love, and religion, to name a few.
- Families involve multigenerational communication patterns. Members are influenced by the patterns of previous generations even as they create their own patterns, which, in turn, influence future generations.
- Families reflect cultural communication patterns. Racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as other significant in-group memberships, influence choices concerning family beliefs, values, and expectations for behavior, all of which affect the current family experience and future generations, unless they are consciously altered.
- In well-functioning families, members work at understanding and negotiating their communication patterns; they recognize that developing and maintaining relationships takes effort. Family systems have the capacity to adapt, create connections, and manage conflict. In the best of circumstances, families seek to communicate most effectively and productively.