Communication, Race, and Family: Exploring Communication in Black, White, and Biracial Families

Title

Communication, Race, and Family: Exploring Communication in Black, White, and Biracial Families

Files

Description

This groundbreaking volume explores how family communication influences the perennial and controversial topic of race. In assembling this collection, editors Thomas J. Socha and Rhunette C. Diggs argue that the hope for managing America's troubles with "race" lies not only with communicating about race at public meetings, in school, and in the media, but also--and more fundamentally--with families communicating constructively about race at home. African-American and European-American family communication researchers come together in this volume to investigate such topics as how Black families communicate to manage the issue of racism; how Black parent-child communication is used to manage the derogation of Black children; the role of television in family communication about race; the similarities and differences between and among communication in Black, White, and biracial couples and families; and how family communication education can contribute to a brighter future for all. With the aim of developing a clearer understanding of the role that family communication plays in society's move toward a multicultural world, this volume provides a crucial examination of how families struggle with issues of ethnic cultural diversity. [Amazon.com]

ISBN

978-0805829396

Publication Date

1999

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Biracial families, Child rearing, Communication in families, Cultural dialog, Interpersonal relations, Self-esteem

Disciplines

Critical and Cultural Studies | Family, Life Course, and Society | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Race and Ethnicity