Human Communication as a Field of Study: Selected Contemporary Views

Human Communication as a Field of Study: Selected Contemporary Views

by Sarah Sanderson King
     
 

The authors analyze and discuss the field of communication from a multidimensional point of view. Divided into three parts, the first traces its history from scientific, humanistic, and technological roots. The second explores communication theory in the areas of interpersonal, organizational, mass media, intercultural, telecommunication, nonverbal, and with

Overview

The authors analyze and discuss the field of communication from a multidimensional point of view. Divided into three parts, the first traces its history from scientific, humanistic, and technological roots. The second explores communication theory in the areas of interpersonal, organizational, mass media, intercultural, telecommunication, nonverbal, and with reference to issues of gender as the authors summarize the most significant theories, research, and practices in each area. A discussion of the future direction of communication research is provided in the final section.

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From the Publisher
“I think the idea behind this book is excellent. There is nothing currently available which duplicates it, and it fills a real need.” — Gerry Philipsen

“The field of communication suffers from a dearth of theoretical discussion. King’s book provides a feel for the diversity and evolution of communication as a field of study.” — Ted. J. Smith III

Booknews
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 (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887069864
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/01/1989
Series:
SUNY series, Human Communication Processes Series
Pages:
282

Meet the Author

Sarah Sanderson King is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Central Connecticut State University.

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