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Bridges Not Walls A Book about Interpersonal Communication

ISBN-10: 0073534315
ISBN-13: 9780073534312
Edition: 11th 2012
Authors: John Stewart
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Description: Since the first edition in 1973, Bridges Not Walls has examined the power and promise of interpersonal communication in intimate relationships, families, communities, and cultures. The text presents a broad range of scholarly and popular articles  More...

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Book details

List price: $135.00
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Since the first edition in 1973, Bridges Not Walls has examined the power and promise of interpersonal communication in intimate relationships, families, communities, and cultures. The text presents a broad range of scholarly and popular articles drawn from several disciplines, including communication, psychology, and philosophy, all chosen for their understandability and practical applicability. Within these readings are thought-provoking discussions of interpersonal contact, identity-management, verbal and nonverbal cues, perception, listening, assertiveness and self-disclosure, family communication, intimacy and social support, defensiveness and hurtful communication, conflict management, culture, and dialogue. Together, the readings emphasize the social and relational elements of human communication, the overlapping influence of verbal and nonverbal cues, the prominence of culture, and the close connection between quality of communication and quality of life.

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

Preface
Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to the Editor and to This Book
Communication and Interpersonal Communication
Communicating and Interpersonal Communicating
Personal Relationships and Health
Fierce Conversations
Social Media: Where Interpersonal Communication Meets Mass Communication
Communication Building Identities
Constructing Identies
Self and Identity: Transacting a Self in interactions with others
Identity and Dificult Conversations
Verbal and Nonverbal Contact
Verbal and Nonverbal Dimensions of Talk
Talk and Interpersonal Relationships
Two of the Most Important Words
Say What? Eight Words and Phrases to Avoid in Lgbt Communication
What are the Functions of Nonverbal Communication?
Making Meaning Together
Inhaling: Perceiving and Listening
Inhaling: Perception
It's Only Skin Deep: Stereotyping and Totalizing Others
Mindful Listening
Empathic and Dialogic Listening
Exhaling: Expressing and Disclosing
Being Open with and to Other People
Expression: Speak for Yourself with Clarity and Power
Relationships
Communicating with Family and Friends
What's a Family, Anyway?
Separating Messages from Metamessages in Family Talk
Our Friends, Ourselves
Relationships and Power
Communicating with Intimate Partners
Communicating Closeness: Intimacy, Affection, and Social Support
Gender and Ethnic Similarities and Differences in Relational Development
What Do We Know about Gay and Lesbian Couples?
Word of Mouth Goes World of Mouth
Bridges Not Walls
Coping with Communication Walls
Deception, Betrayal, and Aggression
Messages That Hurt
Defensive Communication
Power: The Structure of Conflict
Verbal Aggression Interventions: What Should Be Done?
Conflict: Turning Walls into Bridges
Conflict and Interaction
Communication Spirals, Paradoxes, and Conundrums
Handling the Break-Up of Relationships
I Hear You, and I Have a Different Perspective
How to Resolve Issues Unmemorably
Bridging Cultural Differences
The Individual and the Collective in Society
Building Relationships with Diverse Others
From Racism to Gracism
"Which Is My Good Leg?" Cultural Communication of Persons with Disabilities
Promoting Dialogue
Dialogue's Basic Tension
Fostering Dialogue across Divides
Turning Enemies into Friends
Elements of the Interhuman
Photocredits
Index

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