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Family Communication in the Age of Digital and Social Media


Edited By Carol J. Bruess

Family Communication in the Age of Digital and Social Media is an innovative collection of contemporary data-driven research and theorizing about how digital and social media are affecting and changing nearly every aspect of family interaction over the lifespan. The research and thinking featured in the book reflects the intense growth of interest in families in the digital age. Chapters explore communication among couples, families, parents, adolescents, and emerging adults as their realities are created, impacted, changed, structured, improved, influenced and/or inhibited by cell phones, smartphones, personal desktop and laptop computers, MP3 players, e-tablets, e-readers, email, Facebook, photo sharing, Skype, Twitter, SnapChat, blogs, Instagram, and other emerging technologies. Each chapter significantly advances thinking about how digital media have become deeply embedded in the lives of families and couples, as well as how they are affecting the very ways we as twenty-first-century communicators see ourselves and, by extension, conceive of and behave in our most intimate and longest-lasting relationships.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Family communication in the age of digital and social media /edited by Carol J. Bruess.

pages cm. — (Lifespan communication: children, families, and aging; vol. 9)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Communication in families. 2. Internet and families. 3. Interpersonal communication. 4. Social media. 5. Internet—Social aspects. I. Bruess, Carol J.

HQ519.F295 302.23’1—dc23 2015019989

ISBN 978-1-4331-2746-5 (hardcover)

ISBN 978-1-4331-2745-8 (paperback)

ISBN 978-1-4539-1668-1 (e-book)

ISSN 2166-6466 (print)

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