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Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application / Edition 4
     

Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application / Edition 4

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by Richard West, Lynn Turner, Lynn H. Turner
 

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ISBN-10: 0073385077

ISBN-13: 9780073385075

Pub. Date: 02/17/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This text introduces the field of communication to students who may have little or no background in communication theory. Its three overriding goals are to help students understand the pervasiveness of theory in their lives, to demystify the theoretical process, and to help students become more systematic and critical in their thinking about theory.

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This text introduces the field of communication to students who may have little or no background in communication theory. Its three overriding goals are to help students understand the pervasiveness of theory in their lives, to demystify the theoretical process, and to help students become more systematic and critical in their thinking about theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073385075
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part One. Setting the Stage

Chapter 1. Thinking about Communication: Definitions, Models, and Ethics

Chapter 2. Thinking about the Field: Traditions and Contexts

Chapter 3. Thinking About Theory and Research

Chapter 4. Before We Begin...
Part Two. Understanding the Dialogue
THE SELF AND MESSAGES

Chapter 5. Symbolic Interaction Theory

Chapter 6. Coordinated Management of Meaning

Chapter 7. Cognitive Dissonance Theory

Chapter 8. Expectancy Violations Theory
RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 9. Uncertainty Reduction Theory

Chapter 10. Social Penetration Theory

Chapter 11. Social Exchange Theory

Chapter 12. Relational Dialectics Theory

Chapter 13. Communication Privacy Management Theory
GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Chapter 14. Groupthink

Chapter 15. Structuration Theory

Chapter 16. Organizational Culture Theory

Chapter 17. Organizational Information Theory
THE PUBLIC

Chapter 18. The Rhetoric

Chapter 19. Dramatism

Chapter 20. The Narrative Paradigm
THE MEDIA

Chapter 21. Cultural Studies

Chapter 22. Cultivation Analysis

Chapter 23. Uses and Gratifications Theory

Chapter 24. Spiral of Silence Theory

Chapter 25. Media Ecology Theory
CULTURE AND DIVERSITY

Chapter 26. Face-Negotiation Theory

Chapter 27. Communication Accommodation Theory

Chapter 28. Muted Group Theory

Chapter 29. Standpoint Theory
Part Three: On the Horizon...

Chapter 30. Moving in New Directions

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