Bridges Not Walls A Book about Interpersonal Communication

ISBN-10: 0073384992
ISBN-13: 9780073384993
Edition: 10th 2009
Authors: John Stewart
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Description: This anthology offers fifty-one scholarly and popular readings, that examine a broad range of topics about interpersonal relationships, drawing from such disciplines as communication, philosophy, social science, and psychology. The thought-provoking  More...

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Book details

List price: $93.33
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

This anthology offers fifty-one scholarly and popular readings, that examine a broad range of topics about interpersonal relationships, drawing from such disciplines as communication, philosophy, social science, and psychology. The thought-provoking articles discuss the nature of interpersonal contact, connections between verbal and nonverbal cues, person perception, listening, identity management, gender and ethnic similarities and differences, communication about sex, defensiveness, power, bullying, transformational conflict management, cross-cultural communication, and dialogue. This tenth edition features 23 new readings, including a new chapter focused on listening and talking about sex.

Entering The Interpersonal Arena
Introduction to the Editor and to This Book
Communication and Interpersonal Communication
Communicating and Interpersonal Communicating
Personal Relationships and Health
Toward Study of the Consequentiality (Not Consequences) of Communication
Fierce Conversations
Elements of the Interhuman
Communication Building Identities
Constructing Identities
Maintaining the Self in Communication
The Rudiments of Social Intelligence
Forming Online Identities
Deafness and the Riddle of Identity
Verbal and Nonverbal Contact
Verbal and Nonverbal Dimensions of Talk
Paying Attention to Words
Nonverbal Communication: Basic Perspectives
Functions of Nonverbal Behavior
Making Meaning Together
Inhaling: Perceiving and Listening
Inhaling: Perception
It's Only Skin Deep: Stereotyping and Totalizing Others
Mindful Listening
Empathic and Diaglogic Listening
Blackfeet Listening
Exhaling: Expressing and Disclosing
Being Open With and To Other People
State My Path: How to Speak Persuasively, not Abrasively
I Want...
What to Tell: Deciding When, how and What to Self-Disclose
Relationships
Communicating with Family and Friends
What's a Family, Anyway?
Separating Messages from Metamessages in Family Talk
Our Friends, Ourselves
Mother-Daughter Communication On-Line
Communicating with Intimate Partners
Gendering the Conversation
Gender and Ethnic Similarities and Differences in Relational Development
Gendered Standpoints on Personal Relationships
Romance in Cyberspace: Understanding Online Attraction
Bridges Not Walls
Coping with Communication Walls
Deception, Betrayal, and Aggression
Messages that Hurt
Defensive Communication
Power: The Structure of Conflict
Bullying: Correlates of Verbally Aggressive Communication in Adolescents
Turning Walls into Bridges
Conflict and Interaction
Handling the Break-up of Relationships
Communication Spirals, Paradoxes, and Conundrums
I Hear You, and I Have a Different Perspective
How to Resolve Issues Unmemorably
Bridging Cultural Differences
Building Relationships with Diverse Individuals
The Same and Different: Crossing Boundaries of Color, Culture, Sexual Preference, Disability, and Age
When Black Women Talk with White Women: Why Dialogues Are Difficult
Talking Can Stop Hate
Which is My Good Leg? Cultural Communication of Persons with Disabilities
Promoting Dialogue
The Magic of Disclosure
Dialogue's Basic Tension
Fostering Dialogue Across Divides
Turning Enemies into Friends
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