Parents, Children, and Communication

Parents, Children, and Communication

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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.Parenta€“Child. Discipline. from. a. Communication. Perspective. Diane T. Prusank University of Hartford In the final analysis, a culture is defined by ... Despite the immediate importance of these interactions to daily life within the family, we know very little about how these interactions ... It is my contention that an interactive perspective to studying parenta€“child discipline will produce veritable leaps Studyinganbsp;...

Title:Parents, Children, and Communication
Author:Thomas J. Socha, Glen H. Stamp
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-11-05


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