Family Communication: Cohesion and Change examines the communication processes within families and how they affect and are affected by larger social systems.
By viewing the family as a communication system with identifiable patterns, the authors encourage the reader to observe family interaction patterns analytically and relate communication theories to family interaction. Using a framework of family functions, first-person narratives, and current research, Family Communication: Cohesion and Change emphasizes the diversity of today's families in terms of structure, ethnic patterns, and developmental experiences.
The latest edition of an introductory-level college text for students of family related courses in communication, psychology, sociology, counseling, and home economics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)