Family Communication: Cohesion and Change (8th Edition)
by Kathleen M. Galvin
Edition: 8 - 2011
Updated in a new 8th edition, this book examines how the communication processes within families affect and are affected by larger social systems. It views the family as a communication system with identifiable patterns
Using a framework of family functions, first-person narratives, and current research, this book emphasizes the diversity of today's families in terms of structure, ethnic patterns, and developmental experiences.