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Point of View Article: Proteus in the Family Castle: Studying the Inconstant Using the Unwieldy in Unison
Journal of Family Communication (2004)
  • Robin Crumm
  • Steven W. Duck, University of Iowa
Abstract

This article entails studying the inconstant using the unwieldy in Unison. Although family communication research has changed from seeing its role as understanding families to making a difference in the lives of families, new methods are needed to examine the family, even as it does a Proteus on them and changes shape as they grasp it. However, to move beyond the castle walls and to make a difference in family lives, one must accept that family communication is only a part of the picture, does not define families, and in no sensible interpretation at all constitutes families for society as units.

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Publication Date
July, 2004
Citation Information
Robin Crumm and Steven W. Duck. "Point of View Article: Proteus in the Family Castle: Studying the Inconstant Using the Unwieldy in Unison" Journal of Family Communication Vol. 4 Iss. 3-4 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/steven_duck/180/