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Author Cupach, William R.

Title Facework / William R. Cupach, Sandra Metts
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1994]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 122 pages) : illustrations
Series Sage series on close relationships
Sage series on close relationships.
Contents Face Management in Interpersonal Relationships -- Communication and the Management of Face -- Face and Face Needs -- Threats to Face -- Facework -- The Aggravation-Mitigation Continuum -- Personal Idioms -- The Importance of Facework in Interpersonal Relationships -- Preview of Subsequent Chapters -- Embarrassing Predicaments -- The Nature of Embarrassing Predicaments -- Types of Predicaments -- Self-Induced Embarrassing Predicaments -- Predicaments Created by Others -- The Severity of Predicaments -- Chronic Susceptibility to Embarrassment -- Remedial Responses to Embarrassing Predicaments -- The Influence of Predicament Type on Remedial Strategies -- Principles Guiding Effective Facework in Predicaments -- Embarrassment in Close Relationships -- Managing Vulnerability in Escalating Relationships -- Social Face Becomes Relationship-Specific Face -- Getting Acquainted -- Uncertainty Reduction -- Affinity Seeking -- Negotiating Sexual Involvement -- Sexual Initiation -- Sexual Resistance -- Practicing Safe Sex -- Developing Symbolic Interdependence -- Managing Problematic Episodes in Established Relationships -- Complaints and Disagreements -- Social Support -- Relational Transgressions -- Relationship Transgressions as Face Threats -- Emotions -- Managing the Revelation/Discovery of a Transgression -- Facework in Relationship Disengagement -- Typologies of Disengagement Strategies -- A Model of Politeness and Disengagement -- Off-Record Strategies -- On-Record Strategies -- Relationships: About Face
Summary "Gaining face, maintaining face, and losing face all have numerous implications in the management of close relationships. Cupach and Metts make a compelling case for facework as basic relationship currency at any stage of a relationship, whether it be formation, maintenance, or disengagement. Written in a clear, humorous style, Facework offers the reader a very pleasurable learning experience and the opportunity to gain deeper insight into the management of problematic situations occurring in close relationships. Facework provides a thorough examination of the author's research, as well as that of others, on the self-aspects of communication in intimate relationships." "Students in psychology, sociology, communication, family studies, and social work will find Facework a stimulating, informative, and indispensable volume."--Jacket
Analysis Interpersonal relationships
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-116) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Interpersonal communication.
Interpersonal conflict.
Interpersonal relations.
Social skills.
Form Electronic book
Author Metts, Sandra.
ISBN 1452255105 (electronic bk.)
1483326985 (ebook)
9781452255101 (electronic bk.)
9781483326986 (ebook)