The Contemporary American Family

A Dialectical Perspective on Communication and Relationships

by Sabourin, Teresa C. (Chandler)

Description

The Contemporary American Family: A Dialectical Perspective on Communication and Relationships recognizes that families are both close and distant, stable and changing, amenable and uncontrollable. Teresa Chandler Sabourin employs a dialectical approach, acknowledging that a family’s contradictions and relational tensions may be the determining factor in its interaction. Writing in a direct and simple style, Sabourin uses this innovative theoretical position to address four types of family diversity: structural, cultural, developmental, and functional.

Designed as a supplemental text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Family Communication, The Contemporary American Family is also an invaluable resource for students in Family Studies and Women’s Studies courses.

 

 

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: April 2003
  • English
  • 9781452264257 / 0761924450
  • California
  • Primary Price: 22.99 GBP
  • Pages: 160
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Teresa Chandler Sabourin.
  • Page size: 24
  • Biblio Notes: Formerly CIP.
  • Reference Code: BDZ0005663694