9780073534282

Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application

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    9780073534282

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    0073534285

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/17/2013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application focuses on the links among theory and everyday experiences. The text uses an engaging writing style to present the concept of theory, and helps students become insightful critical thinkers.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One. Setting the Stage

Chapter 1. Thinking about Communication: Definitions, Models, and Ethics

Chapter 2. Thinking about the Field: Traditions and Contexts

Chapter 3. Thinking About Theory and Research

Chapter 4. Before We Begin...

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. 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

THE MEDIA

Chapter 21. Cultural Studies

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. Communication Accommodation Theory

Chapter 28. Muted Group Theory

Chapter 29. Standpoint Theory

Part Three: On the Horizon...

Chapter 30. Moving in New Directions

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