Communication Theories

Author: Katherine Miller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780767405003
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Communication Theories is designed to provide students with a current and comprehensive discussion of influential theories in communication. While it emphasizes theories developed by communication scholars, the book also includes theories developed outside the field that have strongly influence the work of communication scholars. The main goals of this text are to provide students with a complete understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of communication theories; help students see where these theories fit in the grand scheme of social inquiry; and help students learn more generally about how to evaluate and critique theories at a more sophisticated level of understanding.

Communication Theories

Author: Katherine Miller
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ISBN: 9787301124314
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Communication Theories Perspectives Processes And Contexts

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467231312
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Communication Theories, Perspectives, Processes, and Contexts. In this book, you will learn topics such as Post-Positivist Perspectives on Theory Development, Interpretive Perspectives on Theory Development, Critical Perspectives on Theory Development, and Theories of Symbolic Organization plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Communication Theory

Author: David Holmes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877249
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`This is a very clear and concise summary of media studies, present and future. There is no other book that can both be used as a teaching tool and can help scholars organize their thinking about new media as this book can' - Steve Jones, University of Chicago This book offers an introduction to communication theory that is appropriate to our post-broadcast, interactive, media environment. The author contrasts the `first media age' of broadcast with the `second media age' of interactivity. Communication Theory argues that the different kinds of communication dynamics found in cyberspace demand a reassessment of the methodologies used to explore media, as well as new understandings of the concepts of interaction and community (virtual communities and broadcast communities). The media are examined not simply in terms of content, but also in terms of medium and network forms. Holmes also explores the differences between analogue and digital cultures, and between cyberspace and virtual reality. The book serves both as an upper level textbook for New Media courses and a good general guide to understanding the sociological complexities of the modern communications environment.

Communication Theory

Author: James Arthur Anderson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572300835
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This book provides a thorough analysis of the scientific, critical, and cultural questions at the foundation of theory-building in communication and other social sciences. Any claim to knowledge, the author explains, can be analyzed in terms of a series of characteristics: the object of its explanation, the explanatory form and evidentiary method employed, its characteristic explanations, the scope of its performance, and its consequences of value. From identifying basic epistemological questions to exploring the impact of the "knowledge industry" on society, the volume offers readers the analytical tools to understand, compare, and evaluate theories and their use both inside and outside the classroom. The book also includes a systematic analysis of communication's most influential theories and traces their genealogies across different content fields and disciplines.

Organizational Communication Approaches And Processes

Author: Katherine Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305142713
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ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION: APPROACHES AND PROCESSES presents organizational communication from both a communication and managerial perspective. Professor Miller's clear writing style and consistent use of examples and case studies result in a text that you'll find easy to understand. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Distinctive Qualities In Communication Research

Author: Donal Carbaugh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135221006
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This timely volume provides an in-depth look at why the field of communication is so central in initiatives for social impact around the world. In Distinctive Qualities in Communication Research, editors Donal Carbaugh and Patrice M. Buzzanell bring together scholars with varied and productive approaches to communication to address the question of what distinguishes communication research from similar studies in other disciplines. Each contributor responds to the question: "What makes your research communication research? How does your program of inquiry treat communication not simply as data, but as its primary theoretical concern?" Their responses are the heart of this book. The questions addressed and answered herein define the qualities that set research in communication apart from work in related fields, such as social psychology, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, and psychology. The book begins and ends by looking across these studies generally, bringing into view not only the specific possibilities in the study of communication today, but also what such study contributes generally to understanding human problems, social relations, and communities. This volume provides an invaluable resource for graduate students beginning their study in communication; academics needing to define the distinctive contributions that communication research makes; and administrators who want to understand the scope and breadth of work in communication. It provides an invaluable resource for defining the role of communication research in the academic community and the contributions it makes to the study of human interaction.

Insidious Workplace Behavior

Author: Jerald Greenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136955321
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Insidious Workplace Behavior (IWB) refers to low-level, pervasive acts of deviance directed at individual or organizational targets. Because of its inherently stealthy nature, scientists have paid little attention to IWB, allowing us to know very little about it. With this book, that now is changing. The present volume - the first to showcase this topic - presents original essays by top organizational scientists who share the most current thinking about IWB. Contributors examine, for example, the many forms that IWB takes, focusing on its antecedents, consequences, and moderators. They also highlight ways that organizational leaders can manage and constrain IWB so as to attenuate its adverse effects. And to promote both theory and practice in IWB, contributors also discuss the special problems associated with researching IWB and strategies for overcoming them. Aimed at students, scholars, and practitioners in the organizational sciences - especially industrial-organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and human resource management - this seminal volume promises to inspire research and practice for years to come.

Engaging Theories In Family Communication

Author: Dawn O. Braithwaite
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351790676
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Engaging Theories in Family Communication, Second Edition delves deeply into the key theories in family communication, focusing on theories originating both within the communication discipline and in allied disciplines. Contributors write in their specific areas of expertise, resulting in an exceptional resource for scholars and students alike, who seek to understand theories spanning myriad topics, perspectives, and approaches. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying family communication, this text is also relevant for scholars and students of personal relationships, interpersonal communication, and family studies. This second edition includes 16 new theories and an updated study of the state of family communication. Each chapter follows a common pattern for easy comparison between theories.

Mass Communication Theory Foundations Ferment And Future

Author: Stanley Baran
Publisher: Nelson Education
ISBN: 1285972643
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MASS COMMUNICATION THEORY: FOUNDATIONS, FERMENT, AND FUTURE, Seventh Edition, introduces students to current and classical mass communication theories, and explains the media literacy movement in easily understood terms. Plus, this text helps students develop a better understanding of media theory so they can play a role in the media industry’s future. Written in an accessible writing style, the text is designed to help increase exam performance and overall success in the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.