A First Look at Communication Theory / Edition 8

A First Look at Communication Theory / Edition 8

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by Em Griffin
     
 

The ninth edition of A First Look at Communication Theory justifies again the program’s enduring popularity. Em Griffin, now joined by colleagues Andrew Ledbetter and Glenn Sparks, encourages students who are encountering the field for the first time to tackle theories without fear. The authors introduce 32 diverse theories that are a mix of foundationalSee more details below

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The ninth edition of A First Look at Communication Theory justifies again the program’s enduring popularity. Em Griffin, now joined by colleagues Andrew Ledbetter and Glenn Sparks, encourages students who are encountering the field for the first time to tackle theories without fear. The authors introduce 32 diverse theories that are a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and, with the benefit of numerous examples and connections to pop culture, help students apply them to their own lives. This program ensures that students have a solid foundation with which to begin understanding the relationships between theories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073534305
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
03/07/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
225,561
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

A First Look at Communication Theory, 9th ed.

Contents

Preface for Instructors

Division OneOverview

Chapter 1Launching Your Study of Communication Theory


Chapter 2Talk About Theory


Chapter 3Weighing the Words


Chapter 4Mapping the Territory (Seven Traditions in the Field of Communication Theory)

Division TwoInterpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Messages

Chapter 5Symbolic Interactionism of George Herbert Mead


Chapter 6Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) of
W. Barnett Pearce & Vernon Cronen


Chapter 7Expectancy Violations Theory of Judee Burgoon

Relationship Development

Chapter 8Social Penetration Theory of Irwin Altman & Dalmas Taylor


Chapter 9Uncertainty Reduction Theory of Charles Berger


Chapter 10Social Information Processing Theory of Joseph Walther

Relationship Maintenance

Chapter 11Relational Dialectics of Leslie Baxter & Barbara Montgomery


Chapter 12 Communication Privacy Management Theory ofSandra Petronio


Chapter 13The Interactional View of Paul Watzlawick

Influence

Chapter 14Social Judgment Theory of Muzafer Sherif


Chapter 15Elaboration Likelihood Model of Richard Petty & John Cacioppo


Chapter 16Cognitive Dissonance Theory of Leon Festinger

Division ThreeGroup and Public Communication

Group Communication

Chapter 17Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making of Randy Hirokawa & Dennis Gouran


Chapter 18Symbolic Convergence Theory of Ernest Bormann

Organizational Communication

Chapter 19 Cultural Approach to Organizations of Clifford Geertz & Michael Pacanowsky


Chapter 20 Communicative Constitution of Organizations of Robert McPhee


Chapter 21 Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations of Stanly Deetz

Public Rhetoric

Chapter 22The Rhetoric of Aristotle


Chapter 23Dramatism of Kenneth Burke


Chapter 24Narrative Paradigm of Walter Fisher

Division FourMass Communication

Media and Culture

Chapter 25Media Ecology of Marshall McLuhan


Chapter 26Semiotics of Roland Barthes


Chapter 27Cultural Studies of Stuart Hall

Media Effects

Chapter 28Uses and Gratifications of Elihu Katz


Chapter 29Cultivation Theory of George Gerbner


Chapter 30Agenda-Setting Theory of Maxwell McCombs & Donald Shaw

Division FiveCultural Context

Intercultural Communication

Chapter 31Communication Accommodation Theory of Howard Giles


Chapter 32Face-Negotiation Theory of Stella Ting Toomey


Chapter 33Speech Codes Theory of Gerry Philipsen

Gender and Communication

Chapter 34Genderlect Styles of Deborah Tannen


Chapter 35Standpoint Theory of Sandra Harding & Julia Wood


Chapter 36Muted Group Theory of Cheris Kramarae

Division SixIntegration

Integration

Chapter 37Common Threads in Comm Theories

Appendix A: Abstracts of Theories


Appendix B: Feature Films that Illustrate Communication Theories


Appendix C: NCA Credo for Communication Ethics

Endnotes

Credits and Acknowledgements

Index

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