Composing Relationships: Communication in Everyday Life (with InfoTrac) / Edition 1

Composing Relationships: Communication in Everyday Life (with InfoTrac) / Edition 1

by Julia T. Wood
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534517196

ISBN-13: 2900534517198

Pub. Date: 04/12/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Where most communications textbooks about personal, social, and workplace relationships focus on talk that is unusual, dramatic, and extraordinary, Wood (U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Duck's (U. of Iowa) text emphasizes the importance of small talk in the routine, day-to-day interactions that most decisively shape our identities and the quality and durability

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Where most communications textbooks about personal, social, and workplace relationships focus on talk that is unusual, dramatic, and extraordinary, Wood (U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Duck's (U. of Iowa) text emphasizes the importance of small talk in the routine, day-to-day interactions that most decisively shape our identities and the quality and durability of our relationships. Featuring contributions by 22 academics from the U.S. and New Zealand, the text combines narrative conversations with analyses to explore everyday communication in close personal relationships, less intimate social relationships, and workplace relationships. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900534517198
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/12/2005
Series:
Communication Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction: Composing Relationships: Communication in Everyday Life, Julia Wood and Steve Duck. Part I: Everyday Communication in Personal Relationships. 1. Play, Playfulness & Players: Communication Between Spouses, Steve Duck. 2. Chopping the Carrots: Creating Intimacy, Moment by Moment, Julia Wood. 3. Cat Walk Conversations: Everyday Communication in Dating Relationships, Marianne Dainton. 4. "He started it!" Everyday Communication in Parenting, Tim Muehlhoff. 5. Mother Always Liked You Best: Sibling interaction, John Nicholson. 6. The Cat Puzzle Recovered: Composing Relationships Through Family Ritual, Carol Bruess & Anna Hoefs. Part II: Everyday Communication in Social Relationships. 7. Hanging Out and Doing Lunch: Enacting Friendship Closeness, Sandra Metts. 8. Shopping for and With Friends: Everyday Communication at the Shopping Mall, Dawn Braithwaite & Jody Koenig Kellas. 9. <where r u?> <here u?>: Everyday Communication with Relational Technologies, Walter Carl. 10. Relational life in the 21st century: Managing people, time, and distance, Erin Sahlstein. 11. He Has Two Mommies: Constructing Lesbian Families In Social Conversation, Beth Suter. 12. Sorority Sisters Speaking Social Support, Megan Foley. Part III: Everyday Communication in Workplace Relationships. 13. Cabbages and Headache Cures: Work Stories within the Family, Cheryl Cockburn- Wootten & Ted Zorn. 14. Communicating Race at Weigh Co., Brenda J. Allen. 15. Mentoring Through Everyday Communication, Michael Hecht & Jennifer Warren. 16. Constructing Masculinity and Femininity in the Workplace, Dennis Mumby. 17. Relational Communication and Work: Three Minutes at Work with Vin, Harty Mokros. 18. Who am I Right Now? Negotiating Familial and Professional Roles, Leah Totten.

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