Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-17
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This text introduces the field of communication to students who may have little or no background in communication theory. Its three overriding goals are to help students understand the pervasiveness of theory in their lives, to demystify the theoretical process, and to help students become more systematic and critical in their thinking about theory.

Table of Contents

Setting The Stage
Thinking About Communication: Definitions, Models, And Ethics
Thinking About The Field: Traditions And Contexts
Thinking About Theory And Research
Before We Begin
Understanding The Dialogue The Self And Messages
Symbolic Interaction Theory
Coordinated Management Of Meaning
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Expectancy Violations Theory Relationship Development
Uncertainty Reduction Theory
Social Penetration Theory
Social Exchange Theory
Relational Dialectics Theory
Communication Privacy Management Theory Groups And Organizations
Structuration Theory
Organizational Culture Theory
Organizational Information Theory The Public
The Narrative Paradigm The Media
Cultural Studies
Cultivation Analysis
Uses And Gratifications Theory
Spiral Of Silence Theory
Media Ecology Theory Culture And Diversity
Face-Negotiation Theory
Communication Accommodation Theory
Muted Group Theory
Standpoint Theory
On The Horizon
Moving In New Directions
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