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Introducing communication theory : analysis and application

Author: Richard L West; Lynn H Turner
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Introduces the field of communication to students who may have little or no background in communication theory. With three overriding goals, this text helps students understand the pervasiveness of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L West; Lynn H Turner
ISBN: 0073135615 9780073135618 0073252190 9780073252193 0071252924 9780071252928
OCLC Number: 64390137
Description: xxix, 565, 39, 20 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface Part One. Setting the Stage Chapter 1. What Is Communication? Chapter 2. Framing Our Past and Present Chapter 3. Thinking About Theory Chapter 4. Understanding the Research Process Part Two. Understanding the Dialogue THE SELF AND MESSAGES Chapter 5. Symbolic Interaction Theory Chapter 6. Coordinated Management of Meaning Chapter 7. Cognitive Dissonance Theory Chapter 8. Expectancy Violations Theory RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT Chapter 9. Uncertainty Reduction Theory Chapter 10. Social Penetration Theory Chapter 11. Social Exchange Theory Chapter 12. Relational Dialectics Theory Chapter 13. Communication Privacy Management Theory GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS Chapter 14. Groupthink Chapter 15. Adaptive Structuration Theory Chapter 16. Organizational Culture Theory Chapter 17. Organizational Information Theory THE PUBLIC Chapter 18. The Rhetoric Chapter 19. Dramatism Chapter 20. The Narrative Paradigm Chapter 21. Cultural Studies THE MEDIA Chapter 22. Cultivation Analysis Chapter 23. Uses and Gratifications Theory Chapter 24. Spiral of Silence Theory Chapter 25. Media Ecology Theory CULTURE AND DIVERSITY Chapter 26. Face-Negotiation Theory Chapter 27. Standpoint Theory Chapter 28. Muted Group Theory Chapter 29. Communication Accommodation Theory Part Three: Casting New Directions Chapter 30. Moving in New Directions Appendix: Defining Communication Theories
Responsibility: Richard West, Lynn H. Turner.

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