Bridges Not Walls: A Book about Interpersonal Communication

Bridges Not Walls: A Book about Interpersonal Communication

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ISBN-13: 9780072400823
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 06/13/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Stewart is Professor of Speech Communication at the University of Washington and director of the basic interpersonal communication course. His other text is Bridges Not Walls

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction to the Editor and to This Book

Chapter 2. Communication and Interpersonal Communication

John Stewart: Communicating and Interpersonal Communicating

*Malcolm R. Parks: Personal Relationships and Health

Stuart J. Sigman: Toward Study of the Consequentiality (Not Consequences) of Communication

Susan Scott: Fierce Conversations

*Martin Buber: Elements of the Interhuman

Chapter 3. Communication Building Identities

John Stewart, Karen E. Zediker, and Saskia Witteborn: Constructing Identities

Harold Barrett: Maintaining the Self in Communication

*Daniel Goleman, The Rudiments of Social Intelligence

Andrew F. Wood and Matthew J. Smith: Forming Online Identities

*Leonard J. Davis: Deafness and the Riddle of Identity

Chapter 4. Verbal and Nonverbal Contact

John Stewart and Carole Logan: Verbal and Nonverbal Dimensions of Talk

Virginia Satir: Paying Attention to Words

Mark L. Knapp and Judith A. Hall: Nonverbal Communication: Basic Perspectives

Daniel J. Canary, Michael J. Cody, and Valerie L. Manusov, Functions of Nonverbal Behavior


Chapter 5. Inhaling: Perceiving and Listening

*John Stewart, Karen E. Zediker, and Saskia Witteborn: Inhaling: Perception

Julia T. Wood: It's Only Skin Deep: Stereotyping and Totalizing Others

*Rebecca Z. Shafir: Mindful Listening

John Stewart, Karen E. Zediker, and Saskia Witteborn: Empathic and Diaglogic Listening

*Donal Carbaugh: Blackfeet Listening

Chapter 6. Exhaling: Expressing and Disclosing

David Johnson: Being Open With and To Other People

*Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler: State My Path: How to Speak Persuasively, not Abrasively

*Susan Campbell: I Want...

Lawrence B. Rosenfeld and Jack B. Richman: What to Tell: Deciding When, how and What to Self-Disclose


Chapter 7. Communicating with Family and Friends

Julia T. Wood: What’s a Family, Anyway?

*Deborah Tannen: Separating Messages from Metamessages in Family Talk

Steve Duck: Our Friends, Ourselves

*Deborah Tannen: Mother-Daughter Communication On-Line

Chapter 8. Communicating with Intimate Partners

*Robert Hopper: Gendering the Conversation

Malcolm R. Parks: Gender and Ethnic Similarities and Differences in Relational Development

Julia T. Wood: Gendered Standpoints on Personal Relationships

Alvin Cooper and Leda Sportolari: Romance in Cyberspace: Understanding Online Attraction


Chapter 9. Coping with Communication Walls

John Stewart, Karen E. Zediker, and Saskia Witteborn: Deception, Betrayal, and Aggression

Anita L. Vangelisti: Messages that Hurt

Jack R. Gibb: Defensive Communication

William W. Wilmot and Joyce L. Hocker: Power: The Structure of Conflict

*Charles K. Atkin, Sandi W. Smith, Anthony J. Roberto, Thomas Fediuk, and Thomas Wagner: Bullying: Correlates of Verbally Aggressive Communication in Adolescents

Chapter 10. Turning Walls into Bridges

Joseph P. Folger, Marshall Scott Poole, and Randall K. Stutman: Conflict and Interaction

Steve Duck: Handling the Break-up of Relationships
William W. Wilmot, Communication Spirals, Paradoxes, and Conundrums

*Susan Campbell: I Hear You, and I Have a Different Perspective

Hugh and Gayle Prather: How to Resolve Issues Unmemorably

Chapter 11: Bridging Cultural Differences

David Johnson: Building Relationships with Diverse Individuals

Letty Cottin Pogrebin: The Same and Different: Crossing Boundaries of Color, Culture, Sexual Preference, Disability, and Age

Marsha Houston: When Black Women Talk with White Women: Why Dialogues Are Difficult

*Akbar Ahmed: Talking Can Stop Hate

*Dawn O. Braithwaite and Charles A. Braithwaite: Which is My Good Leg? Cultural Communication of Persons with Disabilities

Chapter 12. Promoting Dialogue

Daniel Yankelovich: The Magic of Disclosure

John Stewart and Karen Zediker: Dialogue’s Basic Tension

Maggie Herzig and Laura Chasin: Fostering Dialogue Across Divides

*Jonathan Sacks: Turning Enemies into Friends

* Indicates a New Reading for this edition

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