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Communication theory

Author: Ernest G Bormann
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart & Winston, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the current state of representative theorizing about communication. In addition to providing a summary of the content of essays and courses in communication theory, it examines critically the conceptualizations, root assumptions, and explanatory power of major accounts of the nature and practice of communication.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest G Bormann
ISBN: 003019086X 9780030190865
OCLC Number: 5676860
Description: iv, 264 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The development of contemporary communication theory --
The nature of communication theory --
Communication styles and special theories --
Contemporary special communication theories --
The analysis of general theories of communication --
Science and the nature of knowledge about communication --
Critiques of communication theory --
Humanistic studies of communication --
Humanistic studies and general theories of communication --
Afterword : summary and future directions for communication theory.
Responsibility: Ernest G. Bormann.

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This book examines the current state of representative theorizing about communication. In addition to providing a summary of the content of essays and courses in communication theory, it examines critically the conceptualizations, root assumptions, and explanatory power of major accounts of the nature and practice of communication.

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