The SAGE Handbook of Family Communication

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Lynn H. Turner, Richard West
SAGE Publications, Mar 3, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 504 pages
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A thorough exploration of the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today

The Sage Handbook of Family Communication provides a comprehensive examination of family communication theory and research. Chapters by leading scholars in family communication expand the definition of family, address recent shifts in culture, and cover important new topics, including families in crisis, families and governmental policies, social media, and extended families. The combination of groundbreaking theories, research methods, and reviews of foundational and emerging research in family communication make this an invaluable resource that explores the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today.

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About the author (2014)

Lynn H. Turner (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is Professor of Communication Studies in the College of Communication at Marquette University. Her research areas of interest include interpersonal, gendered, and family communication.  She is the co-author or co-editor of over 10 books as well as several articles and book chapters (many with Rich West). Lynn has served in a number of different positions: Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Communication at Marquette University; President of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG), President of Central States Communication Association (CSCA), and Chair of the Family Communication Division for the National Communication Association.  In her free time, Lynn delights in babysitting for her grandchildren.

Richard West (Ph.D., Ohio University) is Professor in the Department of Communication & Media Studies at the University of Southern Maine. His research spans a number of different areas, including family communication, instructional practices, and classroom communication. Rich is the co-author (with Lynn Turner) of numerous textbooks, book chapters, and research articles. He lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and dedicates his free time to fixing up his 100-year-old bungalow.

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