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Safer Sex in Personal Relationships: The Role of Sexual Scripts in HIV Infection and Prevention

Safer Sex in Personal Relationships: The Role of Sexual Scripts in HIV Infection and Prevention

1st Edition

Tara M. Emmers-Sommer, Mike Allen
September 06, 2016

This book focuses on safer sex discussion and practice in close, personal relationships, emphasizing research on individuals in personal relationship types that are experiencing a rise in HIV infection and AIDS. Moving beyond studies of gay adult males and IV drug-users, this work paints a clear...

Relational Communication: An Interactional Perspective To the Study of Process and Form

Relational Communication: An Interactional Perspective To the Study of Process and Form

1st Edition

L. Edna Rogers, Valent¡n Escudero
April 23, 2015

Relational Communication: An Interactional Perspective to the Study of Process and Form brings together in one volume a full treatment of the relational communication perspective on the study of relationships. This perspective takes to heart the formative nature of communication by focusing on the...

Communication Among Grandmothers, Mothers, and Adult Daughters: A Qualitative Study of Maternal Relationships

Communication Among Grandmothers, Mothers, and Adult Daughters: A Qualitative Study of Maternal Relationships

1st Edition

Michelle A. Miller-Day
December 22, 2014

This volume examines communication processes within the grandmother-mother-daughter relationship, emphasizing an intergenerational perspective. Using observations of and extensive interviews with six sets of middle-income, Caucasian female family members, this book offers a heuristic account of...

To Dance the Dance: A Symbolic Interactional Exploration of Premarital Sexuality

To Dance the Dance: A Symbolic Interactional Exploration of Premarital Sexuality

1st Edition

F. Scott Christopher
June 09, 2014

This pioneering monograph integrates the major research findings of the past four decades and offers a new model for the study of human sexuality. The author examines the empirical literature on sexuality for the developmental stages of childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood and for...

Communicating at the End of Life: Finding Magic in the Mundane

Communicating at the End of Life: Finding Magic in the Mundane

1st Edition

Elissa Foster
October 19, 2006

This enlightening volume provides first-hand perspectives and ethnographic research on communication at the end of life, a topic that has gone largely understudied in communication literature. Author Elissa Foster’s own experiences as a volunteer hospice caregiver form the basis of the book....

Personal Relationships and Personal Networks

Personal Relationships and Personal Networks

1st Edition

Malcolm R. Parks
August 16, 2006

The effort to understand personal relationships has traditionally focused on the individual characteristics of participants. Personal Relationships and Personal Networks takes this analysis a step further, focusing on research linking participants' feelings and actions within a given personal...

Relating Difficulty: The Processes of Constructing and Managing Difficult Interaction

Relating Difficulty: The Processes of Constructing and Managing Difficult Interaction

1st Edition

D. Charles Kirkpatrick, Steven Duck, Megan K. Foley
February 21, 2006

Relating Difficulty offers insight into the nature of difficulty in relationships across a broad range of human experience. Whether dealing with in-laws or ex-spouses, long-distance relationships or power and status in the workplace, difficulty is an all too common feature of daily life. Relating...

Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships

Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships

1st Edition

Laura K. Guerrero, Kory Floyd
November 18, 2005

Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships provides a synthesis of research on nonverbal communication as it applies to interpersonal interaction, focusing on the close relationships of friends, family, and romantic partners. Authors Laura K. Guerrero and Kory Floyd support the premise that...

The State of Affairs: Explorations in infidelity and Commitment

The State of Affairs: Explorations in infidelity and Commitment

1st Edition

Jean Duncombe, Kaeren Harrison, Graham Allan, Dennis Marsden
April 28, 2004

This volume brings together contributions on the study of sexual affairs in committed personal relationships. The editors enlisted colleagues with varied theoretical and methodological perspectives from Britain, the United States, and other countries. Together, their contributions provide a broad,...

A Lifetime of Communication: Transformations Through Relational Dialogues

A Lifetime of Communication: Transformations Through Relational Dialogues

1st Edition

Julie Yingling
April 21, 2004

A Lifetime of Communication explores the developmental processes that make for uniquely human change and growth. In this distinctive work, author Julie Yingling utilizes a single case example of a child, her parents, and other influential figures to demonstrate developmental interaction and...

Maintaining Relationships Through Communication: Relational, Contextual, and Cultural Variations

Maintaining Relationships Through Communication: Relational, Contextual, and Cultural Variations

1st Edition

Daniel J. Canary, Marianne Dainton
November 01, 2002

Relational maintenance provides a rallying point for those seeking to discover the behaviors that individuals utilize to sustain their personal relationships. Theoretical models, research programs, and specific studies have examined how people in a variety of close relationships choose to define...

Inappropriate Relationships: the Unconventional, the Disapproved, and the Forbidden

Inappropriate Relationships: the Unconventional, the Disapproved, and the Forbidden

1st Edition

Robin Goodwin, Duncan Cramer
April 01, 2002

In one of the great euphemisms of our time, an embattled President Clinton admitted to an "inappropriate relationship" with his White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. But what exactly is an "inappropriate relationship?" For that matter, what is an "appropriate relationship?" And how can an...

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