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TABLE OF CONTENTS HANDBOOK OF FAMILY COMMUNICATION FAMILY DEFINITIONS, THEORIES, AND METHODS Theories of Family Relationships and a Family Relationships Theoretical Model Glen H. Stamp Studying Family Communication: Multiple Methods and Multiple Sources Patricia Noller and Judith A. Feeney COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE FAMILY LIFE COURSE Research on Mate Selection and Premarital Relationships: What Do We Really Know? Catherine A. Surra, Christine R. Gray, Nate Cottle, Tyfany M. J. Boettcher, and Mark O. Jarvis Communication in Marriage Frank D. Fincham Transition to Parenthood Ted Huston and Erin Kramer Holmes Keeping all Five Balls in the Aire: Juggling Family Communication at Midlife Karen L. Fingerman, Jon Nussbaum, and Kira S. Birditt An Exploration of Marital and Family Issues among the Later-Life Adult Fran Dickson, Allison Christian, and Clyde Remmo COMMUNICATION IN VARIOUS FAMILY FORMS Communication in Intact Families Ascan F. Koerner and Mary Anne Fitzpatrick Communication in Divorced and Single Parent Families Julia M. Lewis, Judith S. Wallerstein, and Linda Johnson-Reitz Communication in Stepfamilies Marilyn Coleman, Lawrence Ganong, and Mark Fine The Family Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men Letitia Anne Peplau and Kristin P. Beals Communication, Families, and Exploring the Boundaries of Cultural Diversity Rhunette C. Diggs and Thomas Socha THE RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS Mothers and Fathers Parenting Together William J. Doherty and John M. Beaton The Developmental Origins of Communication Laurie A. Van Egeren and Marguerite S. Barratt Communication during Childhood Laura Stafford Parent-Child Communication During Adolescence Brett Laursen and W. Andrew Collins Extended Family and Social Networks Maria Schmeeckle and Susan Sprecher FAMILY COMMUNICATION PROCESSES Privacy in Families John P. Caughlin and Sandra Petronio Communication, Conflict and the Quality of Family Relationships Alan Sillars, Daniel J. Canary, and Melissa Tafoya Persuasion and Families Steven R. Wilson and Wendy M. Morgan Emotion and Communication in Families Julie Fitness and Jill Duffield Social Support Communication in Families Kelli A. Gardner and Carolyn Cutrona Imagining Families through Stories and Rituals Jane Jorgenson and Arthur P. Bochner COMMUNICATION AND CONTEMPORARY FAMILY ISSUES Discourses on Diapers and Dirty Laundry: Family Communication About Childcare and Housework Maureen Perry-Jenkins, Courtney P. Pierce, and Abbie E. Goldberg The Mass Media and Family Communication Barbara J. Wilson Technology and the Family Nancy Jennings and Ellen Wartella The Influence of Drugs and Alcohol on Family Communication: The Effects that Substance Abuse has on Family Members and the Effects that Family Members have on Substance Abuse Beth A. Le Poire Violence and Abuse in Families Kristin L. Anderson, Debra Umberson, and Sinikka Elliott Family Influences on Health: A Framework to Organize Research and Guide Intervention Deborah J. Jones, Steven R.H. Beach, and Hope Jackson EPILOGUE & COMMENTARY The Family of the Future: What Do We face? Kathleen Galvin
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Communication in the family, Interpersonal communication