COM 597 Research in Family Communication

Spring, 2012










Questions to guide your reading for part one of a Not so Nuclear Families: Class, Gender, and Networks of Care


Chapters 3 - 5: Descriptions of the Families

For each chapter be prepared to answer the following:

1. What are the primary resources that each family calls on from their network?

2. How stable is each network?

3. What values about family are likely being passed to each of the children?

4. Identify what you see as the similarities and differences between these networks.