Toward a More Expansive Understanding of Family Communication: Considerations for Inclusion of Ethnic-Racial and Global Diversity

Jordan Soliz, Kaitlin E. Phillips

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Building off essays by Gudykunst and Lee (2001) and Turner and West (2003), the purpose of this essay is to emphasize the need to be more inclusive in family communication research in terms of ethnic-racial and global diversity. After discussing the current state of scholarship, we outline important considerations for the field of family communication to achieve this goal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-12
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Family Communication
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Communication

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