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A first look at communication theory

Author: Emory A Griffin
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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The most widely-used textbook for the communication theory course, "A First Look at Communication Theory" analyzes the major communication theories at a level that is appropriate for both lower- and upper-level courses. The 32 theories represented in the text reflect a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emory A Griffin
ISBN: 9780073385020 0073385026 9780071270533 0071270531
OCLC Number: 191758357
Description: xv, 486, [56] pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Launching your study of communication theory --
Talk about theory --
Weighing the words of Ernest Bormann's symbolic convergence theory --
Mapping the territory (seven traditions in the field of communication theory) --
Interpersonal messages --
Symbolic interactionism of George Herbert Mead --
Coordinated management of meaning (CMM) of W. Barnett Pearce & Vernon Cronen --
Expectancy violations theory of Judee Burgoon --
Constructivism of Jesse Delia --
Relationship development --
Social penetration theory of Irwin Altman & Dalmas Taylor --
Uncertainty reduction theory of Charles Berger --
Social information processing theory of Joseph Walther --
Relationship maintenance --
Relational dialectics of Leslie Baxter & Barbara Montgomery --
The Interactional view of Paul Watzlawick--
Influence --
Social judgment theory of Muzafer Sherif --
Elaboration likelihood model of Richard Petty & John Cacioppo --
Cognitive dissonance theory of Leon Festinger --
Group decision making --
Functional perspective on group decision making of Randy Hirokawa & Dennis Gouran --
Adaptive structuration theory of Marshall Scott Poole --
Organizational communication --
Cultural approach to organizations of Clifford Geertz & Michael Pacanowsky --
Critical theory of communication approach to organizations of Stan Deetz --
Public rhetoric --
The rhetoric of Aristotle --
Dramatism of Kenneth Burke --
Narrative paradigm of Walter Fisher --
Media and culture --
Media ecology of Marshall McLuhan --
Semiotics of Roland Barthes --
Cultural studies of Stuart Hall --
Media Effects --
Cultivation theory of George Gerbner --
Agenda-setting theory of Maxwell McCombs & Donald Shaw --
Spiral of silence of Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann --
Intercultural communication --
Communication accommodation theory of Howard Giles --
Face-negotiation theory of Stella Ting-Toomey --
Speech codes theory of Gerry Philipsen --
Gender and communication --
Genderlect styles of Deborah Tannen --
Standpoint theory of Sandra Harding & Julia Wood --
Muted group theory of Cheris Kramarae --
Communication theory --
Common threads in comm theories --
Appendix A: abstracts of theories --
Appendix B: feature films that illustrate communication theory --
Appendix C: NCA credo for communication ethics.
Responsibility: Em Griffin.
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The most widely-used textbook for the communication theory course, "A First Look at Communication Theory" analyzes the major communication theories at a level that is appropriate for both lower- and upper-level courses. The 32 theories represented in the text reflect a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches.

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