Chapter 1. Providing A Definition Family Culture Defining the Family Family Communication Perspective From Tradition to Transition: Family Configurations Chapter 2. Providing a Theoretical Framework The Definition of Theory Intellectual Traditions The Theoretical Foundations of This Text Family Theories Methods of Inquiry Chapter 3. Telling Stories, Making Meaning, and Creating Family Identity An Interpretation of Family Stories Features of Family Stories Types of Family Stories Secondary Functions of Family Stories Other Meaning-Making Practices Chapter 4. Communicating Roles and Rules Roles and Our Families Rules and Our Families Roles, Rules, and Family Communication Chapter 5. Communicating Conflict, Power and Violence Conflict, Power, Violence, and Culture Conflict in the Family Power in the Family Violence in the Family Chapter 6. Communicating Intimacy Cultural Expectations for Closeness Interpreting Closeness and Intimacy Theories of Intimacy Expressing Intimacy Chapter 7. Family Communication, Stress, and Stressors Interpreting Stress Assumptions About Stress to the Family Communication and Development Stressors Communication and Unpredictable Stressors Chapter 8. Societal Influences on the Family Televised Messages About Families Women's and Men's Movements and Their Influence on Families Government and the Family Chapter 9. Managing Challenging Dialogues Family Communication and Religion Family Communication and Sexuality Chapter 10. Conclusions and Reflections on Family Communication Thinking About Family Communication: Four Conclusions The Future of Family Communication Research Cultural Discourse About the FamilyTurner, Lynn H. is the author of 'Perspectives on Family Communication', published 2001 under ISBN 9780767427180 and ISBN 0767427181.