Relational Communication: Continuity and Change in Personal Relationships

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Wadsworth, 1995 - Communication interpersonnelle - 326 pages
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Focusing on personal, intimate relationships, this text offers a sophisticated integration of current theory and research, that is interdisciplinary in scope, to help students see how important theories about communication and relationships pertain to everyday experiences. Part One of the book provides a conceptual framework for thinking about personal relationships; chapters focus on theories and research that illuminate what personal relationships involve and how they develop through communication processes. Part Two extends the conceptual foundations to trace the processes by which we build, sustain, transform, and sometimes disassemble intimate connections with others.

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Contents

The Role of Theories in Understanding Personal Relationships
23
Individuals in Personal Relationships
47
Social Contexts of Relationships
71
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Julia Wood joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she was 24. During her 37 years on the faculty, she taught classes and conducted research on personal relationships and on gender, communication, and culture. She was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. She has published 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters. In addition, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the United States. She has received 14 awards honoring her teaching and 16 awards recognizing her scholarship. She received her B.A. from North Carolina State University, her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.

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