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Intergenerational Communication Across the Life Span : Lea's Communication (Paperback) - Angie Williams

Intergenerational Communication Across the Life Span

Lea's Communication (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 12th February 2001
ISBN: 9780805822496
Number Of Pages: 360

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Individuals of all ages interact with one another, and their interactions have significance throughout their lives. This distinctive volume acknowledges the importance of these interactions and provides a life-span developmental view of communication and aging, attempting to capture the many similarities and changes that occur in people's lives as they age. The authors move the study of intergenerational contact closer to the actual participants, examining what happens within intergenerational interactions and how people evaluate their intergenerational experiences. The volume concentrates on the micro-context of the intergenerational interaction and the cognitions, language, and relationship behaviors related to intergenerational communication across the life span.
The volume employs the perspective that the understanding of human behavior across the life span is enhanced by studying communicative behavior in intergenerational interaction. The authors integrate research from multiple disciplines concerned with intergenerational communication, which is framed by several unique theoretical perspectives drawn from the communication discipline. As a resource for the study of intergenerational communication across the life span, this monograph offers important insights to scholars, students, and all who are involved in intergenerational communication.

Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Social, Psychological, and Developmental Foundationsp. 1
Theoretical Foundations for the Study of Intergenerational Communicationp. 3
Intergenerational Contexts and Contactp. 26
Social Cognitive Contributions: Intergenerational Attitudes and Stereotypesp. 46
Language, Cognition, and Agep. 65
Intergenerational Language Strategies: Underaccommodationp. 85
Intergenerational Language Strategies: Overaccommodationp. 108
Generational Identity and Age Identityp. 127
Intergenerational Relationship Communicationp. 149
Adult Child-Elderly Parent Relationshipp. 151
The Grandparent-Grandchild Relationshipp. 168
Sandwiched Communicationp. 184
Intergenerational Relationships Beyond the Familyp. 200
Macrosocietal Perspectivesp. 223
Intergenerational Conflictp. 225
Societal, Political, Public Policy Issues, and Intergenerational Communicationp. 244
Cultural Perspectives on Intergenerational Communicationp. 262
Epiloguep. 284
Referencesp. 299
Author Indexp. 327
Subject Indexp. 337
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ISBN: 9780805822496
ISBN-10: 0805822496
Series: Lea's Communication (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 12th February 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.27  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1