Family Conflict: Managing the Unexpected
July 2013, Polity
Family Conflict will be essential reading for students of family communication, family researchers, professionals who work with families in various stages of life, and anyone who desires a deeper understanding of their own family conflict processes.
Detailed Contents viii
Tables and Figures x
1 Introduction to Family Conflict 1
2 Marital Conflict 22
3 Interparental Conflict, Post-Divorce, and Stepfamilies 52
4 Conflict between Parents and Children 82
5 Siblings in Conflict 113
6 Conflict in the Face of Family Challenges: Work-Family Interface, Health & Disability, and Family Resilience 141
Daniel Canary is professor of human communication at Arizona State University. He has co-authored or edited 10 books and over 50 articles, book chapters and essays. Dan is a past president of the International Network for Personal Relationships.
- Student-friendly introduction to the topic of conflict in families.
- Brings together key research from family communication in a digestible form for the classroom.
- Covers conflict between different kinds of family members, key settings in which conflict tends to occur, and communication strategies for family conflict management.
- Written by two leading scholars in this area.
Brett Laursen, Florida Atlantic University
"This is an excellent piece of well-balanced, integrative scholarship. The writing is precise yet engaging and the book will be an excellent introduction to family conflict for people new to the area and a useful resource for people already familiar with the topic."
John Caughlin, University of Illinois