Communication Theories: Perspectives, Processes, and Contexts / Edition 2

Communication Theories: Perspectives, Processes, and Contexts / Edition 2

by Katherine Miller
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McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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Communication Theories: Perspectives, Processes, and Contexts / Edition 2

Providing a current and comprehensive discussion of influential theories in communication, this text portrays the strengths and weaknesses of each theory. Communication Theories helps students see where these theories fit in the broad scheme of social inquiry and generally guides students in the evaluation and critique of theories in order to reach a more sophisticated level of understanding. Although it emphasizes theories developed by communication scholars, Communication Theories also includes work developed outside the field that has strongly influenced the work of communication scholars. The second edition has been completely updated to include new or enhanced coverage of post-colonialism, critical race theory, new generation social penetration theory, and mass media reception theory.

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ISBN-13: 9780072937947
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 06/30/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Perspectives on Communication Theory

Chapter 1: Conceptual Foundations: What is Communication?

Chapter 2: Philosophical Foundations: What is Theory?

Chapter 3: Post-Positivist Perspectives on Theory Development

Chapter 4: Interpretive Perspectives on Theory Development

Chapter 5: Critical Perspectives on Theory Development
Part Two: Theories of Communication Process

Chapter 6: Theories of Symbolic Organization

Chapter 7: Theories of Message Production

Chapter 8: Theories of Message Processing

Chapter 9: Theories of Discourse and Interaction

Chapter 10: Theories of Communication in Developing Relationships

Chapter 11: Theories of Communication in Ongoing Relationships
Part Three: Theories of Communication Contexts

Chapter 12: Theories of Organizational Communication

Chapter 13: Theories of Small Group Communication

Chapter 14: Theories of Media Processing and Effects

Chapter 15: Theories of Media and Society

Chapter 16: Theories of Culture and Communication



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