Interpretation Making a Difference on Purpose

ISBN-10: 1555917429
ISBN-13: 9781555917425
Edition: 2013
Authors: Sam H. Ham
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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 6/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

In the long-awaited new edition of the bestsellerEnvironmental Interpretation, Sam H. Ham captures what has changed in our understanding of interpretation during the past two decades. Ham draws upon recent advances in communication research to unveil a fresh perspective that will lead interpreters to new and insightful pathways for making a difference through their work.Sam H. Ham, PhD, is director of the Center for International Training and Outreach and professor of communication psychology in the University of Idaho's Department of Conservation Social Sciences. Ham is the author of nearly four hundred publications and has won several awards.

Sam H. Ham, PhD, is director of the Center for International Training and Outreach and professor of communication psychology in the University of Idaho's Department of Conservation Social Sciences. Ham is the author of nearly four hundred other publications, and he is the recipient of the National Association for Interpretation Fellow Award and the University of Idaho's Excellence in Outreach Award and Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2007 he was honored by Clemson University with the William C. Everhart Award for his lifetime contributions to environmental and heritage interpretation around the world.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Interpretation and Communication
Three Important Terms
A Working Definition of Interpretation
Interpretation versus Formal Instruction
Some of You Might Remember This Guy
Captive versus Noncaptive Audiences
The Interpretive Approach to Communication
From EROT to TORE
Glossary Terms
Additional Thoughts for Chapter 1
TORE
Interpretation Has a Theme
Interpretation Is Organized
Interpretation Is Relevant
Interpretation Is Enjoyable
Where to from Here
Glossary Terms
Additional Thoughts for Chapter 2
The Endgame of Interpretation
Some Possible Endgames of Interpretation
Interpretation as Provocation
Interpretation as Teaching
Interpretation as Entertainment
What Is "Excellence" in Interpretation?
So Which Endgame Is Best?
Glossary Terms
Additional Thoughts for Chapter 3
Can All Interpretation Make Some Kind of Difference?
In Interpretation, TORE = Success
TRE, ORE, Tore, tORE, ToRe, tOrE, tore-You Get the Picture
Next Steps
Glossary Terms
Additional Thoughts for Chapter 4
Making a Difference on Purpose
Interpretation Can Enhance Experiences
Interpretation Can Lead to Appreciative Attitudes
Interpretation Can Shape Behavior
The TORE Model
Summary and a Look Ahead
Glossary Terms
Additional Thoughts for Chapter 5
Two Sides of Theme and Sentences in the Head
How Do You Describe What a Theme Is?-Intention versus Result
Sentences in the Head-One Theme Can Give Rise to Many
Where to from Here
Glossary Terms
Additional Thoughts for Chapter 6
Not All Themes Are Equal
How Do You Know if a Theme Is Strong?
Ingredients of a Strong Theme
Some Ways to Strengthen a Theme
A Way to Add Interest to Difficult Themes
Tips for Strengthening a First-Draft Theme
What Themes are Not-Four FAQs
Summary and Where to from Here
Glossary Terms
Additional Thoughts for Chapter 7
The Zone of Tolerance
How Wide Should a Zone of Tolerance Be?
Ethics in the Narrow Zone of Tolerance
Was Your Interpretation Successful?-Your Zone of Tolerance Tells You
Summary and a Look Ahead
Glossary Terms
Additional Thoughts for Chapter 8
Sequential Theme Development
Sequential Theme Development
Sequential Communication Techniques
Three Models for Sequential Theme Development
Thematic Packaging
Summary and a Final Look Ahead
Glossary Terms
Additional Thoughts for Chapter 9
Nonsequential Theme Development
What's Different about Nonsequential Theme Development?
The Constraint of Time
A Strategy for Nonsequential Theme Development
Theme Titles versus Topic Titles
A Good Theme Title Provokes Thoughts within Your Zone of Tolerance
Summary
Glossary Terms
Additional Thoughts for Chapter 10
Summaries of Two Key Theories behind the TORE Model of Thematic Interpretation
Verbs for Stronger Themes and More Engaging Commentaries
Results of a Thought-Listing Procedure for a "Theme-Title-Only" Message
Captive versus Noncaptive Audiences-How the Idea Originated
Glossary of Key Terms
References
Subject Matter Index
About the Author

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