Communication Diversity in Families
The readings are organized into five sections. The first addresses family communication theories and cultural diversity. Subsequent sections discuss spirituality, introspection, and the influence of social media, emotions and physiological arousal in families, family reconfiguration and divorce including animals as family members, and the effects of infidelity and divorce. Within these broad content areas, students will learn about specific issues in relationship dynamics, decision-making approaches, communication styles, the choices people make following life disasters, and the abuse that sometimes occurs within families.
Dedicated to helping students move beyond parochial perspectives of “the family,” Communication Diversity in Families presents them with an expansive view of family life, family challenges, and family communication. The book is well-suited to courses in family issues, psychology, sociology, communication studies, counseling, social work, and LGBTQ studies.