Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application / Edition 5

Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application / Edition 5

by Richard West, Lynn Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073534285

ISBN-13: 9780073534282

Pub. Date: 09/20/2013

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application focuses on the links among theory and everyday experiences. The text uses an engaging writing style to present the concept of theory, and helps students become insightful critical thinkers.  See more details below

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Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application focuses on the links among theory and everyday experiences. The text uses an engaging writing style to present the concept of theory, and helps students become insightful critical thinkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073534282
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/20/2013
Edition description:
Net
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
75,607
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part One Setting the Stage 1
COMMUNICATION, THEORY, AND RESEARCH
1. Thinking About Communication: Definitions, Models, and Ethics 3
2. Thinking About the Field: Traditions and Contexts 26
3. Thinking About Theory and Research 45

Part Two Understanding the Dialogue 69
THE SELF AND MESSAGES
4. Symbolic Interaction Theory 72
5. Coordinated Management of Meaning 88
6. Cognitive Dissonance Theory 109
7. Expectancy Violations Theory 125

RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT
8. Uncertainty Reduction Theory 143
9. Social Exchange Theory 164
10. Social Penetration Theory 180
11. Relational Dialectics Theory 198
12. Communication Privacy Management Theory 215
13. Social Information Processing 230

GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
14. Groupthink 251
15. Structuration Theory 270
16. Organizational Culture Theory 287
17. Organizational Information Theory 303

THE PUBLIC
18. The Rhetoric 322
19. Dramatism 340
20. The Narrative Paradigm 354

THE MEDIA
21. Agenda Setting Theory 373
22. Spiral of Silence Theory 387
23. Uses and Gratifications Theory 404
24. Cultivation Theory 420
25. Cultural Studies 437
26. Media Ecology Theory 453

CULTURE AND DIVERSITY
27. Face-Negotiation Theory 475
28. Communication Accommodation Theory 492
29. Muted Group Theory 510
30.Feminist Standpoint Theory 527

Afterward(Connecting Quests)543
Glossary G-1
References R-1
Name Index I-1
Subject Index I-1

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