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Communication, Race, and Family : Exploring Communication in Black, White, and Biracial Families - Thomas J. Socha

Communication, Race, and Family

Exploring Communication in Black, White, and Biracial Families

By: Thomas J. Socha (Editor), Rhunette C. Diggs (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1999
ISBN: 9780805829396
Number Of Pages: 264

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This groundbreaking volume explores how family communication influences the perennial and controversial topic of race. In assembling this collection, editors Thomas J. Socha and Rhunette C. Diggs argue that the hope for managing America's troubles with "race" lies not only with communicating about race at public meetings, in school, and in the media, but also--and more fundamentally--with families communicating constructively about race at home.
African-American and European-American family communication researchers come together in this volume to investigate such topics as how Black families communicate to manage the issue of racism; how Black parent-child communication is used to manage the derogation of Black children; the role of television in family communication about race; the similarities and differences between and among communication in Black, White, and biracial couples and families; and how family communication education can contribute to a brighter future for all. With the aim of developing a clearer understanding of the role that family communication plays in society's move toward a multicultural world, this volume provides a crucial examination of how families struggle with issues of ethnic cultural diversity.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
At the Crossroads of Communication, Race, and Family: Toward Understanding Black, White, and Biracial Family Communicationp. 1
African-American Childrearing: The Context of a Hot Stovep. 25
African-American Parent-Child Communication About Racial Derogationp. 45
Race and Electronic Media in the Lives of Four Families: An Ethnographic Studyp. 69
White Children's Talk About Race and Culture: Family Communication and Intercultural Socializationp. 91
African-American and European-American Adolescents' Perceptions of Self-Esteem as Influenced by Parent and Peer Communication and Support Environmentsp. 105
African-American, European-American, and Biracial Couples' Meanings for and Experiences in Marriagep. 147
Communicating About "Race" in Interracial Familiesp. 167
Cooking Gumbo--Examining Cultural Dialogue About Family: A Black-White Narrativization of Lived Experience in Southern Louisianap. 181
Toward Improving Life at the Crossroads: Family Communication Education and Multicultural Competencep. 209
Epilogue: Illuminating and Evoking Issues of Race and Family Communicationp. 229
About the Contributorsp. 233
Author Indexp. 237
Subject Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9780805829396
ISBN-10: 0805829393
Series: Routledge Communication Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1