Making Social Worlds: A Communication Perspective / Edition 1

Making Social Worlds: A Communication Perspective / Edition 1

by W. Barnett Pearce, Neil Ed. Pearce, Neil Ed Pearce
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405162600

ISBN-13: 9781405162609

Pub. Date: 01/01/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Making Social Worlds: A Communication Perspective offers the most accessible introduction to the tools and concepts of CMM – Coordinated Management of Meaning – one of the groundbreaking theories of speech communication.

  • Draws upon advances in research for the most up-to-date concepts in speech communication

Overview

Making Social Worlds: A Communication Perspective offers the most accessible introduction to the tools and concepts of CMM – Coordinated Management of Meaning – one of the groundbreaking theories of speech communication.

  • Draws upon advances in research for the most up-to-date concepts in speech communication
  • Defines the 'critical moments' of communication for students and practitioners; encouraging us to view communication as a two-sided process of coordinating actions and making/managing meanings
  • Questions how we can intervene in dangerous or undesirable patterns of communication that will result in better social worlds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405162609
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
328,348
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Critical moments that shape our social worlds.

2. Taking a communication perspective on social worlds.

3. Paradigms and the “physics” of social worlds.

4. Communication: Coordinating Actions and Making/Managing Meanings.

5. Doing things in communication: Speech acts.

6. Episodes and patterns of communication.

7. Selves and forms of consciousness.

8. Relationships and relational minds.

9. Afterword: Something of a guide for using CMM.

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