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Engaging Theories in Family Communication Multiple Perspectives by Dawn Braithwaite
  

Engaging Theories in Family Communication Multiple Perspectives

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Engaging Theories in Family Communication Multiple Perspectives by Dawn Braithwaite

Engaging Theories in Family Communication, Second Edition delves deeply into the key theories in family communication, focusing both on those theories originating within the communication discipline and allied disciplines. Contributors write on their specific areas of expertise, resulting in an exceptional resource for scholars and students alike, who seek to understand theories spanning myriad topics, perspectives, and approaches. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying family communication, this text is also relevant for scholars and students of personal relationships, interpersonal communication, and family studies. This second edition includes 16 new theories and an updated study of the state of family communication. Each chapter follows a common pattern for easy comparison between theories.

About the Author

Dawn O. Braithwaite is Willa Cather Professor and Chair of Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She studies communication in discourse dependent (postmodern) families, dialectics of relating, and rituals in step- and voluntary families. She has published five books and 125 manuscripts. Braithwaite received the National Communication Association's Brommel Award for Family Communication, was named 2014 Distinguished Scholar of Western States Communication Association, and is a Past President of the National Communication Association. Elizabeth A. Suter? is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Denver specializing in Critical Interpersonal and Family Communication. Her research lies at the intersection of relationships and culture, addressing issues of power, struggle, and social change. She co-edited the special issue of the? Journal of Family? Communication? on critical approaches to family communication research, and is an officer of the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Kory Floyd is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on communication of affection in close relationships and on the intersection between interpersonal behavior and health. He has authored or edited 15 books and nearly 100 journal articles and chapters on interpersonal and family communication, nonverbal behavior, and psychophysiology. He is a past editor of the Journal of Family Communication and Communication Monographs.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th September 2017

Author

Dawn Braithwaite

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Communication studies
Sociology: family & relationships

ISBN

9781138700949

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