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Theorizing communication : readings across traditions

Author: Robert T Craig; Heidi L Muller
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, ©2007.
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Theorizing Communication: Readings Across Traditions is the first collection of primary-source readings built around seven traditions of communication theory-- rhetorical, semiotic, phenomenological, cybernetic, sociopsychological, sociocultural, and critical. The selected readings illustrate the history of each tradition and current trends. Enhancing the readings are introductory essays and sets of projects for  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Craig; Heidi L Muller
ISBN: 9781412952378 1412952379
OCLC Number: 74987461
Description: xviii, 525 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical and cultural sources of communication theory --
Metaphors concerning speech in Homer / Rob Wiseman --
The Spiritualist tradition / John Durham Peters --
The invention of communication / Armand Mattelart --
A cultural approach to communication / James W. Carey --
Projects for theorizing the historical and cultural sources of communication theory --
Metatheory --
Communication theory as a Field / Robert T. Craig --
Projects for metatheorizing --
The rhetorical tradition --
Gorgias / Plato --
Rhetoric / Aristotle --
A rhetoric of motives / Kenneth Burke --
Beyond persuasion: a proposal for an invitational rhetoric / Sonja K. Foss and Cindy L. Griffin --
Projects for rhetorical theorizing --
The semotic tradition --
The abuse of words / John Locke --
What is a sign? / Charles Sanders Peirce --
The object of linguistics / Ferdinand de Saussure --
The photographic message / Roland Barthes --
Communication with aliens / John Durham Peters --
Projects for semiotic theorizing --
The phenomenological tradition --
The problem of experiencing someone else / Edmund Husserl --
Dialogue / Martin Buber --
The hermeneutical experience / Hans-Georg Gadamer --
Deconstructing communication / Briankle G. Chang --
Projects for phenomenological theorizing --
The cybernetic tradition --
Cybernetics in history / Norbert Wiener --
Some tentative axioms of communication / Paul Watzlawick, Janet Helmick Beavin, and Don D. Jackson --
The limited capacity model of mediated message processing / Annie Lang --
What is communication? / Niklas Luhmann --
Projects for cybernetic theorizing --
The sociopsychological traditon --
Social communication / Carl Hovland --
Some explorations in initial interaction and beyond: toward a developmental theory of interpersonal communication / Charles R. Berger and Richard J. Calabrese --
Social cognitive theory of mass communication / Albert Bandura --
The small group should be the fundamental unit of communication research / Marshall Scott Poole --
Projects for sociopsychological theorizing --
The sociocultural tradition --
The social foundations and functions of thought and communication / George Herbert Mead --
The mode of information and Postmodernity / Mark Poster --
Communication as the modality of structuration / James R. Taylor, Carole Groleau, Lorna Heaton, and Elizabeth Van Every --
Good to talk? / Deborah Cameron --
Projects for sociocultural theorizing --
The critical tradition --
The German ideology / Karl Marx and Frederick Engels --
The culture industry: enlightenment as mass deception / Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno --
Truth and society: the discursive redemption of factual claims to validity / Jürgen Habermas --
Systematically distorted communication and discursive closure / Stanley A. Deetz --
Paris is always more than Paris / Sue Curry Jansen --
Projects for critical theorizing --
Concluding reflections / Robert T. Craig and Heidi L. Muller.
Responsibility: edited by Robert T. Craig, Heidi L. Muller.
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