The Functions of Parent-Child Argumentation

Authors: Bova, Antonio

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  • Provides a detailed examination of argumentative interactions in families with young children during mealtimes
  • Explores both the restrictions and the opportunities that family mealtimes entail in terms of argumentation
  • Draws upon the recorded mealtime conversations of middle-class Italian and Swiss-Italian families
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This book provides a detailed examination of argumentative interactions in families with young children during mealtimes. It explores both the restrictions and the opportunities family mealtimes present and the types of issues addressed through argumentative discussions. Antonio Bova puts forward an in depth analysis of how both parents and children contribute to the inception and development of an argumentative discussion, and the categories of argument adopted most often by the two groups. Drawing upon a wealth of qualitative data from the recorded mealtime conversations of Italian and Swiss-Italian middle-class families, the author examines the crucial importance of argumentative interactions between parents and children during mealtimes. This book builds on recent advances in the study of the psychology of social interaction and sheds new light on the importance of argumentation at all stages of life.

About the authors

Antonio Bova is Assistant Professor of Social Psychology of Communication at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy. His research interests revolve around the psychological concern for social interactions at different levels, and the study of argumentation in contexts characterized by a substantial prevalence of interpersonal interactions. He is co-editor of the book Interpersonal Argumentation in Educational and Professional Contexts together with Francesco Arcidiacono.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-18

    Bova, Antonio

  • A Qualitative Methodology for Studying Parent–Child Argumentation

    Pages 19-38

    Bova, Antonio

  • The Initial Phase of the Argumentative Discussions Between Parents and Children

    Pages 39-63

    Bova, Antonio

  • Prevailing Arguments and Types of Conclusions of Parent–Child Argumentation

    Pages 65-129

    Bova, Antonio

  • Conclusions

    Pages 131-144

    Bova, Antonio

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Functions of Parent-Child Argumentation
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20457-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20457-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20456-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 147
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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