Communication Theories Perspectives, Processes, and Contexts

ISBN-10: 0072937947
ISBN-13: 9780072937947
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Katherine Miller
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List price: $125.94
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/30/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Communication Theories provides students with a current and comprehensive discussion of influential theories in communication. The main goals of this text are to portray the strengths and weaknesses of communication theories; to help students see where these theories fit in the broad scheme of social inquiry; and generally to guide 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 have strongly influenced the work of communication scholars. The second edition has been completely updated to include new or enhanced coverage of several communication theories including: post-colonialism, critical race theory, new generation social penetration theory, and mass media reception theory.

Contents
Perspectives on Communication Theory
Conceptual Foundations: What Is Communication?
Defining Communication Moving Beyond Definitions
Philosophical Foundations: What Is Theory?
The Nature of Theory Metaheoretical Considerations
Theory in the Communication Discipline
Post-Positivist Approaches on
Theory Development Philosophical Roots
Positivism Post-Positivism in Social Research
Today Post-Positivism in Communication Research
Interpretive Approaches on
Theory Development Historical Background Foundational
Theoretical Positions Interpretive
Theory in Communication Structure and Function of Interpretive
Theory Summary
Critical Approaches on
Theory Development Historical Roots of Critical
Theory Contemporary Critical
Theory Critical Approaches in Communication Summary
Theories of Communication Processes
Theories of Symbolic Organization
Social Scientific Approaches to Symbolic Organization
Humanistic Approaches to Symbolic Organization
Comparison and Commentary
Theories of Message Production Constructivist
Theory Action Assembly
Theory Planning and Goals Comparison and Commentary
Theories of Message Processing
Three Classic Models of Persuasion Elaboration
Likelihood Model Inoculation
Theory Problematic Integration
Theory Comparison and Commentary
Theories of Discourse and Interaction Speech Art
Theory Coordinated Management of Meaning
Theory Communication Accomodation
Theory Expectancy Violation and Interaction Adaptation
Theories Comparison and Commentary
Theories of Communication in Developing Relationships Social Penetration
Theory Uncertainty Reduction
Theory Comparison and Commentary
Theories of Communication in Developed Relationships Relational Systems
Theory The Palo Alto Group
Theories of Relational Dialectics Comparison and Commentary
Theories of Communication Contexts
Theories of Organizational Communication Weick's
Theory of Organizing Structuration
Theory The Text and Conversation of Organzing Unobtrusive and Concertive Control
Theory Comparison and Commentary
Theories of Small Group Communication
Formative Research in Group Interaction Functional
Theory Structural Approaches Symbolic Convergence
Theory Comparison and Commentary
Theories of Media Processing and Effects
The Development of Media Effects Research Social Cognitive
Theory Uses and Gratifications
Theory Media Systems Dependency
Theory Theories of the Media and Emotion Comparison and Commentary
Theories of Media and Society Agenda Setting
Theory Spiral of Silence
Theory Cultivation
Theory Comparison and Commentary
Theories of Culture and Communication Speech Codes
Theory Theories of Face and Culture
Theories of Co-Cultural Groups Comparison and Commentary

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