Parents, Children and Communication: Frontiers of Theory and Research

Title

Parents, Children and Communication: Frontiers of Theory and Research

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Description

This is the first edited volume in the communication field to examine parent-child interaction. It creates a framework for future research in this growing area -- family communication, and more specifically, parent-child communication -- and also suggests new areas of communication research among parents and children -- cultural, work-related, taboo topics, family sex discussions, conflict, and abuse. Chapter authors provide thorough coverage of theoretical approaches, new methods, and emerging contexts including lesbian/gay parent-child relationships. In so doing, they bring a communication perspective to enduring problems of discipline, adolescent conflict, and physical child abuse. The text highlights various methodological approaches -- both quantitative and qualitative -- including conversation analysis, grounded theory, participant-observation, and phenomenological interviewing of children. It also introduces and surveys various theoretical approaches -- general systems, developmental, cultural, and intergenerational transmission. [Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780805816051

Publication Date

1995

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Communication in families, Intergroup relations, Parent and child, Social interaction

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication