Perspectives on Family Communication
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- Emphasizes the role that communication plays in both creating and solving family issues 

- Examines a wide variety of contemporary family types and supports this examination with current research and practical examples 

- Thoroughly reflects the explosion of research literature in the area of family communication

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Part 1: Practical and Theoretical Considerations

Chapter 1: Providing Definitions

Chapter 2: Providing Theoretical Frameworks

Part 2: Family Interactions

Chapter 3: Examining Structure: Roles and Rules

Chapter 4: Social Context for Family Communication

Chapter 5: Communicating Intimacy

Chapter 6: Telling Stories and Making Meaning

Chapter 7: Expressing Conflict, Power, and Violence

Chapter 8: Communicating Under Stress

Chapter 9: Challenging Dialogues in the Family

Part 3: Conclusions

Chapter 10: Concluding Perspectives on Family Communication