A Paragon of Family Ritual: The Zimmerman Family Reunion

dc.contributor.author Coffelt, Tina
dc.contributor.author Coffelt, Tina
dc.contributor.department English
dc.date 2018-09-18T22:23:54.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:20:34Z
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dc.date.copyright Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018
dc.date.issued 2018-01-24
dc.description.abstract <p>A case study of a family reunion ritual is showcased in this analysis. Fifty-nine members of one multigenerational family were interviewed and answered questions about their most meaningful family reunion memories. The author integrated the interview data, reunion observations, and family documents to answer research questions about the construction of meaningful reunion rituals, the meaning attached to ritualizing activities, and the transformation of the ritual over time. Three metaphorical phases—labeled allegro, legato, and decrescendo —describe how family members described changes in the family reunion ritual over time. The findings show that members of this multigenerational family reported alignment with the properties of family rituals theorizing – transformation, communication, and stabilization.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This accepted article is published as Coffelt, T. A. (2018). A paragon of family ritual: The Zimmerman family reunion. <em>Communication Studies</em>, 69, 161-179. doi:<a href="https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2018.1425215" target="_blank">10.1080/10510974.2018.1425215</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1080/10510974.2018.1425215
dc.subject.disciplines Communication
dc.subject.disciplines Demography, Population, and Ecology
dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines Gender and Sexuality
dc.subject.keywords Case Study Method
dc.subject.keywords Family Ritualizing
dc.subject.keywords Multigenerational Family Relationships
dc.title A Paragon of Family Ritual: The Zimmerman Family Reunion
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