Theories of Human Communication

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Theories of Human Communication

For over forty years, Theories of Human Communication has facilitated the understanding of the theories that define the discipline of communication. The authors present a comprehensive summary of major communication theories, current research, extensions, and applications in a thoughtfully organized and engaging style. Part I of the extensively updated twelfth edition sets the stage for how to think about and study communication. The first chapter establishes the foundations of communication theory. The next chapter reviews four frameworks for organizing the theories and their contributions to the nature of inquiry. Part II covers theories centered around the communicator, message, medium, and communication with the nonhuman. Part III addresses theories related to communication contexts—relationship, group, organization, health, culture, and society. “From the Source” contributions from theorists provide insight into the inspirations, motivations, and goals behind the theories. Online instructor’s resource materials include sample syllabi, key terms, exam questions, and text graphics. The theories include those important for their continuing influence in the field as well as emerging theories that encourage thinking about issues in new ways. For a reasonable price, readers are able to explore the patterns, trends, trajectories, and intricacies of the landscape of communication theory and will have an invaluable resource for future reference.

Transforming the Disciplines

Transforming Visions: Feminist Critiques in Communication Studies. Cresskill, NH: Hampton, 1993. Carter, Kathym and Carole Spitzacke (Eds.). Doing Research on Women's Communication: Perspectives on Theory and Method.

Transforming the Disciplines

A jargon-free, non-technical, and easily accessible introduction to women's studies! All too many students enter academia with the hazy idea that the field of women's studies is restricted to housework, birth control, and Susan B. Anthony. Their first encounter with a women's studies textbook is likely to focus on the history and sociology of women's lives. While these topics are important, the emphasis on them has led to neglect of equally important issues. Transforming the Disciplines: A Women's Studies Primer is one of the first women's studies textbooks to show feminist scholarship as an active force, changing the way we study such diverse fields as architecture, bioethics, history, mathematics, religion, and sports studies. Although this text was designed as an introduction to women's studies, it is also rewarding for upper-level or graduate students who want to understand the pervasive effects of feminist theory. Most chapters provide a bibliography or list of further reading of significant works. Its clear, jargon-free prose makes feminist thought accessible to general readers without sacrificing the revolutionary power of its ideas. In almost thirty essays, covering a broad range of subjects from anthropology to chemistry to rhetoric, Transforming the Disciplines exemplifies the changes achieved by feminist thought. Transforming the Disciplines: combines a high standard of writing and scholarship with personal insight includes both traditional academic arguments and alternative, non-agonistic forms of discussion embraces an international scope challenges traditional assumptions, models, and methodologies offers an inter- and multidisciplinary approach strengthens readers’understanding of the big picture not only for women but for all disempowered groups critiques feminism as well as patriarchal society Feminist theory is grounded in a questioning of traditional assumptions about what is right, natural, and self-evident, not just about the roles and nature of men and women but about how we think, what we teach, whose experience matters, and what is important. Transforming the Disciplines is the first textbook to show the consequences of those questions -- not the answers themselves, but the consequences of the willingness to ask and the transformations that have occurred when the “right” answers changed.

Books in Print

Books in Print


Doing Critical Health Communication A Forum on Methods

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   Doing    Critical Health Communication  A Forum on Methods


Communications and the law

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Communications and the law


The Gender Communication Connection

We do not all view a stimulus—whether a person, place, occurrence, or thing—similarly. ... we will likely recall the pro-female rather than the anti-female WoMen A few decades ago, researchers demonstrated that when women were with men, ...

The Gender Communication Connection

The authors explore the many ways that gender and communication intersect and affect each other. Every chapter encourages a consideration of how gender attitudes and practices, past and current, influence personal notions of what it means not only to be female and male, but feminine and masculine. The second edition of this student friendly and accessible text is filled with contemporary examples, activities, and exercises to help students put theoretical concepts into practice.

Communication Yearbook 22

Of the 27 statements describing women's communication, 9 have no scholarly reference for support. Of the 16 claims that do cite a scholarly source, 6 rest on a single study. Claims with no evidence are insufficiently supported, ...

Communication Yearbook 22

The Communication Yearbook annuals publish diverse, state-of-the-discipline literature reviews that advance knowledge and understanding of communication systems, processes, and impacts across the discipline. Sponsored by the International Communication Association, each volume provides a forum for the exchange of interdisciplinary and internationally diverse scholarship relating to communication in its many forms. This volume re-issues the yearbook from 1999.

United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions

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United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions


Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships

For example,nearlyevery study examining the effect of sex has found that women express more affection than men do, and thosethathave not(e.g., Bombar &Littig,1996; Floyd, 1997) have reportednull findings. Thisis true of both verbal and ...

Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships

Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships provides a synthesis of research on nonverbal communication as it applies to interpersonal interaction, focusing on the close relationships of friends, family, and romantic partners. Authors Laura K. Guerrero and Kory Floyd support the premise that nonverbal communication is a product of biology, social learning, and relational context. They overview six prominent nonverbal theories and show how each is related to bio-evolutionary or sociocultural perspectives. Their work focuses on various functions of nonverbal communication, emphasizing those that are most relevant to the initiation, maintenance, and dissolution of close relationships. Throughout the book, Guerrero and Floyd highlight areas where research is either contradictory or inconclusive, hoping that in the years to come scholars will have a clearer understanding of these issues. The volume concludes with a discussion of practical implications that emerge from the scholarly literature on nonverbal communication in relationships – an essential component for understanding relationships in the real world. Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships makes an important contribution to the development of our understanding not only of relationship processes but also of the specific workings of nonverbal communication. It will serve as a springboard for asking new questions and advancing new theories about nonverbal communication. It is intended for scholars and advanced students in personal relationship study, social psychology, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, family studies, and family communication. It will also be a helpful resource for researchers, clinicians, and couples searching for a better understanding of the complicated roles that nonverbal cues play in relationships.

Investigating Adolescent Health Communication

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Investigating Adolescent Health Communication

A comprehensive corpus analysis of adolescent health communication is long overdue – and this book provides it. We know comparatively little about the language adolescents use to articulate their health concerns, and discourse analysis of their choices can shed light on their attitudes towards and beliefs about health and illness. This book interrogates a two million word corpus of messages posted by adolescents to an online health forum. It adopts a mixed method corpus approach to health communication, combining both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Analysis in this way gives voice to an age group whose subjective experiences of illness have often been marginalized or simply overlooked in favour of the concerns of older populations.

Reframing Difference in Organizational Communication Studies

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Reframing Difference in Organizational Communication Studies

Organizing Difference explores difference (the complex intersections of discourses of gender, race, class, sexuality, and other markers of difference) as a communicative phenomenon. All of the scholars in this volume explore difference from a variety of perspectives, each of which systematically looks at the relationships among communication, organizing, and difference.

Study and Investigation of the Federal Communications Commission

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Study and Investigation of the Federal Communications Commission


Faculty Women in Journalism and Mass Communications

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Faculty Women in Journalism and Mass Communications


Journalists and Gender Issues in the 1996 U S Presidential Election

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Journalists and Gender Issues in the 1996 U S  Presidential Election


Work Communication

Men generally possess higher levels of expert and legitimate power than women do but women possess higher levels of referent ... and serve culturally relevant goals; studies have shown that how power is conceived varies across cultures.

Work Communication

Explores all aspects of interpersonal communication at work, from face-to-face meetings to new forms of computer mediated communication such as social media. Will help the reader achieve skilled interpersonal communication at work through the understanding of relevant theory and latest research, made clear in non-technical language with examples.

Centering Ourselves

African American Feminist and Womanist Studies of Discourse Marsha Houston, Olga Idriss Davis. de Lauretis , T. ( 1984 ) . ... In K. Carter & C. Spitzack ( Eds . ) , Doing research on women's communication : Perspectives on theory and ...

Centering Ourselves

In this book the editors suggest an approach to the study of black women as communicators that centers the knowledge and wisdom conveyed through the 19th and 20th centuries both in the public rhetoric of notable black women and in ordinary women's everyday conversations. The goal is to present what is not found in other communication books and Joomals - an angle of vision on black women's rhetoric and everyday talk that both takes account of the material circumstances and ideological contexts of black women's communication and honors black women's interpretations of discourse. Although the authors employ a variety of contemporary communication concepts and theories, all make the traditions of African American feminist and womanist thought central to their analyses. In Part I a framework for liberatory research is proposed. Each author in Part II endeavors to provide concrete, socially useful description and critique of African American women's discourse. Three of the major themes that interweave in these chapters are multiple consciousness, the value of sisterhood and community, and the culture of resistance.

Latina o Communication Studies Today

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Latina o Communication Studies Today

This book brings together contemporary and exciting research within communication and Latina/o studies. Written in a clear, accessible manner and based on original research drawn from a broad range of paradigms - from textual analysis to reception studies and political economy - Latina/o Communication Studies Today provides an invaluable resource and excellent case studies for those already conducting research and teaching in Latina/o communication studies. The media studied include radio, television, cinema, magazines, and newspapers.

Communication Under the Microscope

Clearly, there is still much research to be done on the effectiveness of implicit and explicit styles of communication. Gender and communication According to politeness theory (Brown & Levinson, 1978, 1987), almost everything we do ...

Communication Under the Microscope

Social interaction in recent years has become the focus of systematic scientific research in a wide variety of academic disciplines. In Communication under the Microscope, Peter Bull shows how communication has become an object of study in its own right, which can be dissected in the finest detail through the use of film and recording technology. In so doing he provides a clear and valuable introduction into the theory and practice of microanalysis. Bull argues that microanalysis is both a distinctive methodology and a distinctive way of thinking about communication. He then focuses on the two principal elements of face-to-face communication: speech and non-verbal behaviour. Communication in particular social contexts is also addressed with related chapters on gender and politics. Finally, the practical aspects of microanalysis are discussed. This unique and thorough review of microanalysis integrates different approaches and draws together research literature which is often diverse and disparate. Presented in a clear and focused style, this book will be of interest to psychologists, social scientists and all students and researchers in the field of communication. Communication is central to many aspects of human life, yet it has only recently become the focus of systematic scientific investigation within a wide variety of academic disciplines. Communication has now become an object of study in its own right, and can be dissected in the finest detail with the use of recording technology (film, audiotape and videotape). This approach has become known as 'microanalysis', and forms the principal theme of Communication under the Microscope.

Frontiers

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Frontiers


Managerial Communication

Attention has also been given to how women and men communicate with each other. Many questions have been asked: Are men more assertive than women? Do women show more social support and sympathy to colleagues? Do men and women provide ...

Managerial Communication

A Practical, Strategic Approach to Managerial Communication Managerial Communication: Strategies and Applications focuses on communication skills and strategies that managers need in today’s workplace. This book continues to be the market leader due to its strategic approach, solid research base, comprehensive coverage, balanced examination of oral and written communication, and focus on managerial, not entry-level, competencies. In the Sixth Edition, author Geraldine E. Hynes preserves the book’s key strengths while reflecting the realities of the contemporary workplace.