Gaining face, maintaining face and losing face all have numerous implications in the management of close relationships. This thorough review of research focuses on self-presentational aspects of communication in intimate relationships - `facework'.

The authors make a compelling case for facework as fundamental to any stage of a relationship, and in a clear and humorous manner offer insight into how to deal with problematic situations occurring in close relationships.

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  • Pub date: May 1994
  • English
  • 9781452255101 / 0803947119
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 37.99 GBP
  • Pages: 136
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: William R. Cupach, Sandra Metts.
  • Page size: 24
  • Illustration: Illustrations
  • Biblio Notes: Bibliography: p105-116. - Includes index.
  • Series: SAGE Series on Close Relationships
  • Series Part: 7
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001165823