Making Connections: Readings in Relational Communication

Making Connections: Readings in Relational Communication

by Kathleen M. Galvin
     
 

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Forty-two readings focus on the connection between communication and the development of such significant relationships as parent-child, friends, romantic partners, and colleagues. They include theoretical and practical, and humanistic and social-science perspectives. The third includes 18 new articles, and drops those on workplaces. There is no index. Annotation c.… See more details below

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Forty-two readings focus on the connection between communication and the development of such significant relationships as parent-child, friends, romantic partners, and colleagues. They include theoretical and practical, and humanistic and social-science perspectives. The third includes 18 new articles, and drops those on workplaces. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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A collection of student-friendly articles intended as a supplement for courses in interpersonal communication, exploring the connections between communication and the development, maintenance, and dissolution of significant relationships in varying contexts. Articles on subjects such as perceptual filters including culture and gender, and communication at work, include section and article introductions explaining key concepts, plus discussion questions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"The fact that I've been using Making Connections since 1996 shows that it meets my needs and, more importantly, those of our students. . . . The strengths include the wide range of authors, the flexibility of each new edition to incorporate new research and new scholars, and the emphasis on relational contexts instead of the usual canon of chapters on 'the self' and 'nonverbal communication.'"—Bryan Crow, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

"The chapters are very readable, even for undergraduates who have little or no experience reading primary texts, making it a great introduction to BOTH interpersonal communication and academic writing. I also really appreciate that the chapters focus on very specific topics and are written by leading researchers in that particular area—this is a key strength of the book!"—Melissa Broeckelman-Post, Ohio University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195330649
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/19/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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