Theories of Human Communication

ISBN-10: 0495095877
ISBN-13: 9780495095873
Edition: 9th 2008
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Description: THEORIES OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION is considered the seminal text in the field. Littlejohn and Foss present the range of communication theories currently available in the discipline, organizing them according to the scholarly traditions and contexts  More...

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List price: $169.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

THEORIES OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION is considered the seminal text in the field. Littlejohn and Foss present the range of communication theories currently available in the discipline, organizing them according to the scholarly traditions and contexts from which they emerge. Clear and accessible writing, charts that summarize the relationships among theories, and sections devoted to applications and implications help position theories within the discipline as a whole.

Preface
Foundations
Communication Theory and Scholarship
Defining Communication
The Academic Study of Communication
The Process of Inquiry in Communication
A Basic Model of Inquiry
Types of Scholarship
How Scholars Work
Notes
The Idea of Theory
Dimensions of Theory
Philosophical Assumptions
Concepts
Explanations
Principles
Nomothetic Theory
Philosophical Assumptions
Concepts
Explanations
Practical Theory
Philosophical Assumptions
Concepts
Explanations
Principles
Evaluating Communication Theory
Theoretical Scope
Appropriateness
Heuristic Value
Validity
Parsimony
Openness
So What Makes a Good Theory After All?
Looking Forward
Notes
Traditions of Communication Theory
Framing Communication Theory
The Semiotic Tradition
Key Ideas of the Semiotic Tradition
Variations in the Semiotic Tradition
The Phenomenological Tradition
Key Ideas of the Phenomenological Tradition
Variations in the Phenomenological Tradition
The Cybernetic Tradition
Key Ideas of the Cybernetic Tradition
Variations in the Cybernetic Tradition
The Sociopsychological Tradition
Key Ideas of the Sociopsychological Tradition
Variations in the Sociopsychological Tradition
The Sociocultural Tradition
Key Ideas of the Sociocultural Tradition
Variations in the Sociocultural Tradition
The Critical Tradition
Key Ideas of the Critical Tradition
Variations in the Critical Tradition
The Rhetorical Tradition
Key Ideas of the Rhetorical Tradition
Variations in the Rhetorical Tradition
Expanding Contexts for Communication
Notes
Theories
The Communicator
The Sociopsychological Tradition
Trait Theory
Cognition and Information Processing
The Cybernetic Tradition
Information-Integration Theory
Consistency Theories
The Sociocultural Tradition
Symbolic Interaction and the Development of Self
Harre on Person and Self
The Social Construction of Emotion
The Presentational Self
The Communication Theory of Identity
Identity Negotiation Theory
The Critical Tradition
Standpoint Theory
Identity as Constructed and Performed
Queer Theory
Applications & Implications
Notes
The Message
The Semiotic Tradition
Symbol Theory: Susanne Langer
Classical Foundations of Language
Theories of Nonverbal Coding
The Sociocultural Tradition
Speech Act Theory
Kenneth Burke's Theory of Identification
Language and Gender
The Sociopsychological Tradition
Action-Assembly Theory
Strategy-Choice Models
Message-Design Models
Semantic-Meaning Theory
The Phenomenological Tradition
Paul Ricoeur
Stanley Fish
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Applications & Implications
Notes
The Conversation
The Sociopsychological Tradition
Managing Uncertainty and Anxiety
Accommodation and Adaptation
The Sociocultural Tradition
Symbolic Interactionism
Symbolic-Convergence Theory
Conversation Analysis
Face-Negotiation Theory
The Cybernetic Tradition
The Coordinated Management of Meaning
The Critical Tradition
Language-Centered Perspective on Culture
Co-Cultural Theory
Invitational Rhetoric
Applications & Implications
Notes
The Relationship
The Cybernetic Tradition
Relational Patterns of Interaction
The Sociopsychological Tradition
Relational Schemas in the Family
Social Penetration Theory
The Sociocultural Tradition
Identity-Management Theory
A Dialogical/Dialectical Theory of Relationships
Communication Privacy Management
The Phenomenological Tradition
Carl Rogers
Martin Buber
Applications & Implications
Notes
The Group
The Sociopsychological Tradition
Interaction Process Analysis
The Cybernetic Tradition
Bona Fide Group Theory
Input-Process-Output Models
The Sociocultural Tradition
Structuration Theory
Functional Theory
Groupthink Theory
The Critical Tradition
Applications & Implications
Notes
The Organization
The Sociopsychological Tradition
Weber's Theory of Bureaucracy
The Cybernetic Tradition
The Process of Organizing
Taylor's Co-orientation Theory of Organizations
Network Theory
The Sociocultural Tradition
Structuration Theory
Organizational Control Theory
Organizational Culture
The Critical Tradition
Dennis Mumby's Discourse of Suspicion
Deetz on Managerialism and Organizational Democracy
Gender and Race in Organizational Communication
Applications & Implications
Notes
The Media
The Semiotic Tradition
Jean Baudrillard and the Semiotics of Media
The Sociocultural Tradition
Medium Theory
The Agenda-Setting Function
Social Action Media Studies
The Sociopsychological Tradition
The Effects Tradition
Cultivation Theory
Uses, Gratifications, and Dependency
The Cybernetic Tradition
Public Opinion and the Spiral of Silence
The Critical Tradition
Branches of Critical Media Theory
Feminist Media Studies
Bell hooks's Critique of Media
Applications & Implications
Notes
Culture and Society
The Semiotic Tradition
Linguistic Relativity
Elaborated and Restricted Codes
The Cybernetic Tradition
The Diffusion of Information and Influence
The Phenomenological Tradition
Cultural Hermeneutics
The Sociocultural Tradition
Ethnography of Communication
Performance Ethnography
The Critical Tradition
Modernism
Postmodernism
Poststructuralism and the Work of Michel Foucault
Postcolonialism
Applications & Implications
Notes
Continuing the Conversation Theorizing Your World
Bibliography
Index

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