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Widening the Family Circle

Widening the Family Circle
New Research on Family Communication

Second Edition
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August 2013 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Widening the Family Circle: New Research on Family Communication, Second Edition continues to address historically under-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.
Kory Floyd and Mark T. Morman
Michelle Miller-Day, Carla L. Fisher, and Jonathan Stube
1. Looking Back and Moving Forward: Toward an Understanding of Mother-Daughter and Mother-Son Relationships
Alan C. Mikkelson
2. Adult Sibling Relationships
Jordan Eli Soliz and Mei-Chen Lin
3. Communication in Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships
Patricia J. Sotirin and Laura L. Ellingson
4. The "Other" Women in Family Life: Recognizing the Significance of Aunt/Niece/Nephew Communication
Robert M. Milardo
5. Family Communication among Uncles and Nephews
Mary Claire Morr Serewicz
6. Relationships with Parents-in-Law
Christina G. Yoshimura
7. Sibling-in-Law Relationships
Caryn E. Medved
8. Fathering, Caregiving, and Masculinity: Stay-at-Home Fathers and Family Communication
Elizabeth A. Suter and Daniel S. Strasser
9. Lesbian and Gay Families
Tamara D. Afifi, Anne Merrill, and Sharde Davis
10. Widening the Understanding of Post-Divorce Families
Paul Schrodt and Dawn O. Braithwaite
11. No Longer Understudied, but Still Misunderstood: Expanding Communication Research on Stepfamily Relationships
Kathleen M. Galvin and Colleen Colaner
12. Created Through Law and Language: Communicative Complexities of Adoptive Families

“Floyd and Morman are on the cutting edge of family communication. They are insightful, interesting, and unique in their approach to presenting family communication. I appreciate their efforts. They are bringing a useful and important textbook to other scholars and students. Hats off to them!”

Kandi L. Walker
University Of Louisville

contents included relationships within family that are omitted in most texts

Dr Lillian Breckenridge
Religion Dept, Oral Roberts University
October 19, 2013

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Kory W. Floyd

Kory Floyd is a professor of communication and professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the communication of affection in close relationships and its effects on stress and physiological functioning. He has written 16 books and over 100 scientific papers and book chapters on the topics of affection, emotion, family communication, nonverbal behavior, and health. He is a Fellow of the International Communication Association and a former editor of Communication Monographs and Journal of Family Communication. His work has been recognized with the Mark Knapp award for distinguished scholarship in... More About Author

Mark T. Morman

Mark T. Morman is a professor of communication in the Department of Communication at Baylor University. For more than 33 years he has taught interpersonal and family communication at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to publications in professional journals he is the co-editor (along with Dr. Kory Floyd) of Widening the Family Circle: New Research in Family Communication (2nd ed.). His scholarly and curricular interests include the communication of affection, father-son relationships, and men’s health. He served as chair of both the family and interpersonal communication divisions of the National... More About Author

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