Widening the Family Circle: New Research on Family Communication

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Kory Floyd, Mark T. Morman
SAGE, Nov 10, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 280 pages
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Widening the Family Circle: New Research on Family Communication bridges the significant gap in family communication literature by providing a thorough examination of lesser-studied family relationships, such as those involving grandparents, in-laws, cousins, stepfamilies, and adoptive parents. In this engaging text, editors Kory Floyd and Mark T. Morman bring together a diverse collection of empirical studies, theoretic essays, and critical reviews of literature on communication to constitute a stronger, more complete understanding of communication within the family.


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FamilyofOrigin Relationships 1
Adult Sibling Relationships 21
Mens Perceptions
Commentary on Part A 57
Extended Family Relationships 63
Commentary on Part B 129
Relationships Created Through
Understudied Relationships in Family Communication
References 207
Index 245
About the Editors 253

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Kory Floyd (Ph.D, University of Arizona) is Professor and Associate Director in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. His research focuses on the communication of affection in families and other intimate relationships, and on the interplay between communication, physiology, and health. He has written or edited multiple books and journal articles, is the former chair of the Family Communication division of the National Communication Association, and is currently editor of Communication Monographs.

Mark T. Morman (Ph.D, University of Kansas) is Director of Graduate Studies and professor of communication at Baylor University. His research focuses on affectionate communication and intimacy within families and close relationships, and he has published several articles in both regional and national communication journals. Dr. Morman has served as chair of both the Family Communication Division and the Interpersonal Communication Divison of the National Communication Association, and currently serves on the editorial board of Communication Monographs.

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