Human Communication As A Field Of Study

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Authors analyze and discuss significant theories, research, and practices in various areas of this field. The final section considers future directions. Seventeen essays on the history of the field, communication theory in business and cultural contexts, and future directions. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887069871
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/1989
  • Series: SUNY Series in Human Communication Processes
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents



Part I. An Orientation

1. Communication: Roots, Visions, and Prospects
Sarah Sanderson King

2. Human Communication as a Field of Behavioral Science: Jack Hilgard and His Committee
Wilbur Schramm

3. The Rhetorical Tradition
Samuel L. Becker

4. The Social Scientific Roots of the Mass Communication Tradition
Verling C. Troldahl

5. Mass Media: A Bricolage of Paradigms
Scott R. Olson

Part II. Sampling of Research and Scholarship

6. Communication in Establishing, Maintaining, and Terminating Interpersonal Relationships: A Study of Mateship
Donald P. Cushman

7. Intercultural Communication as a Focus of Research: A Programmatic Note
Wimal Dissanayake

8. Nonverbal Communication
Randall P. Harrison

9. Gender Communication
Annie L. Cotten-Huston

10. Organizational Communication
Rowland G. Baughman

11. The Role of Communication in High-Technology Organizations: The Emergence of High-Speed Management
Donald P. Cushman and Sarah Sanderson King

12. Perspectives for Research on Group Embeddedness in Organizations
Linda L. Pulnam

13. Political Communication: A Generic Rhetorical Criticism
Donald P. Cushman and Sarah Sanderson King

14. Telecommunications in an Information Society
Herbert S. Dordick

Part III. Future Directions

15. Communications Study: A Futures Perspective
Frederick Williams

16. The Breadth of Communication Research and the Parameters of Communication Theory
Robert E. Sanders

17. Communication, Knowledge, and Ethics: A Twentieth Century Perspective
Donald P. Cushman and Sarah Sanderson King



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