Making Connections Readings in Relational Communication

ISBN-10: 0195330641

ISBN-13: 9780195330649

Edition: 4th 2006

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Description: The fourth edition of Making Connections has been updated, expanded, and reorganized to reflect the changing field of relational communication. New essays address emerging topics--including anti-comforting messages, friendship in urban tribes, and discourse-dependent families--while a new section on the "dark side" of communication features articles on such topics as lying and irresolvable conflicts. Three new essays in the technology section reflect current thinking on Internet-based interpersonal relationships; communication norms in an online support group; and how student use of technology challenges existent communication theories. This edition also adds a complete subject index and is accompanied by an Instructor's Manual. Continuing the successful tradition and framework of previous editions, the fourth edition of Making Connections: * Employs the "lenses" of gender, family, and culture to view and make sense of relational communication * Offers a well-rounded discussion of the links between basic communication competencies and relationships * Features a developmental approach in terms of initiating, sustaining, and ending relationships * Reflects direct applications of relational issues within contexts of family, friendship, and technology * Explores issues relating to computer-mediated communication and new technologies in everyday life

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List price: $59.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Communication Foundations in Relationships
The Communication Process: Impersonal and Interpersonal
The Relational Perspective
Theories of Relational Communication
Building Blocks
Elements of Language
Listening and Feedback: The Other Half of Communication
Helpful Listening and Responding
Elements of Nonverbal Communication
Perceptual Processes and CommunicationA. Perception and Self-Concept
Perceiving the Self
Four Important Cognitive Processes
The Necessity of Intercultural Communication
When Miss America Was Always WhiteFamily
Why Examine Family Background?Gender
Growing Up Masculine, Growing Up Feminine
Put That Paper Down and Talk to Me!: Rapport-Talk and Report-Talk
Developing Relationships
Relationship Stages: A Communication Perspective
From Miscegenation to Multiculturism: Perceptions and Stages of Interracial Relationship Development
The Relationships of Lesbians and of Gay Men
Sustaining Relationships
Expressing Affection: A Vocabulary of Loving Messages
Face Management in Interpersonal Communication
Belly Button Fuzz and Wicky-Wacky Cake: Rituals in Our Personal Relationships
The What, When, Who, and Why of Nagging in Interpersonal Relationships
Communicating Forgiveness
Struggling in Relationships
Collaborative Negotiation
I Can't Talk About It Now
Who's Responsible for What?
Anti-Comforting Messages
Why Marriages Fail
The Dark Side of Relationships
A Struggle in the Dark
Lying
Irresolvable Interpersonal Conflicts: Student Perceptions of Common Topics, Possible Reasons for Persistence, and Communication Patterns
Child Physical Abuse: The Relevance of Communication Research
Ending Relationships
Relational Decline
Dialectical Process in the Disengagement of Interpersonal Relationships
The Worst Part Is, We Dont Even Talk Anymore: Post-Dissolutional Communication in Break-Up Stories
ContextsA. Family
Family Ground Rules
Claiming Family Identity Communicatively: Discourse-Dependent Families
Sibling Use of Relational Maintenance Behaviors
Communicating About Sex With Parents and Partners
Being There for Friends
Urban Tribes
Communication in Cross-Gender Friendships
Internet Interpersonal Relationships
Teenage Life Online: The Rise of the Instant-Message Generation and the Internet's Impact on Friendships and Family Relationships
The Development of Communication Norms in an Online Support Group
Thoughts on CMC by an E-mailer, IMer, Blog Reader, and Facebooker
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