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Making Connections: Readings in Relational Communication, Fifth Edition, is a unique collection of readings that provides a balanced, timely, and challenging set of perspectives on relational communication. Edited by Kathleen M. Galvin, the volume includes diverse selections from the recent work of top communication scholars and teachers, offering a balance between humanistic and social-science perspectives. Each reading exposes students to the latest developments in the ever-changing field of interpersonal communication. FEATURES * Employs the "lenses" of gender, family, and culture to view and make sense of relational communication * Offers a well-rounded discussion of the links between communication competencies and relationships * Features a developmental approach to relationships that addresses initiating, sustaining, and ending them * Reflects direct applications of relational issues within contexts of family, friendships, and technology * Explores issues relating to computer-mediated communication and new technologies in everyday life * Provides detailed introductions to each section and articles that describe relevant theories or research * Presents discussion questions at the end of each reading, helping students integrate and apply key points NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION * Includes ten new articles and nine updated articles * Updates the technology section with all new essays about presenting the self online and , the impact of the Internet on social tolerance, and living a wired life * Updates the Instructor's Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/galvin), which contains an Instructor's Manual and Test Bank written by Courtney Waite Miller at Elmhurst College
Kathleen M. Galvin is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University
Table of Contents
Each Part opens with an Introduction.
* = updated
** = new
PART I: COMMUNICATION FOUNDATIONS IN RELATIONSHIPS
*1. The Communication Process: Impersonal and Interpersonal--Kathleen M. Galvin and Charles A. Wilkinson
**2. Principles of Interpersonal Communication--Julia Wood
3. The Relational Perspective--William W. Wilmot
*4. Theories of Relational Communication--Lynn H. Turner and Richard West
PART II: BUILDING BLOCKS
5. Elements of Language--Rudolph F. Verderber and Kathleen S. Verderber
6. Listening and Feedback: The Other Half of Communication--Thomas E. Harris and John C. Sherblom
7. Helpful Listening and Responding--David Johnson
8. Elements of Nonverbal Communication--Mark L. Knapp and Judith A. Hall
**9. Technology as a Building Block--Brandon Grill
PART III: PERCEPTUAL PROCESSES AND COMMUNICATION
A. Perception and Self-Concept
10. Perceiving the Self--Ronald B. Adler and George Rodman
11. Four Important Cognitive Processes--Daniel J. Canary, Michael J. Cody, and Valerie L. Manusov
B. Perceptual Filters
12. The Necessity of Intercultural Communication--James Neuliep
**13. Family-of-Origin Influences--Kathleen M. Galvin, Carma L. Bylund, and Bernard J. Brommel
* 14. Growing Up Masculine, Growing Up Feminine--Julia T. Wood
PART IV: DEVELOPING AND SUSTAINING RELATIONSHIPS
15. Relationship Stages: A Communication Perspective--Mark L. Knapp and Anita L. Vangelisti
16. From Miscegenation to Multiculturism: Perceptions and Stages of Interracial Relationship Development--Anita K. Foeman and Teresa Nance
*17. Expressing Affection: A Vocabulary of Loving Messages--Charles A. Wilkinson and Lauren H. Grill
18. Face Management in Interpersonal Communication--William R. Cupach and Sandra Metts
*19. Belly Button Fuzz and a Wicky-Wacky Cake: Rituals in Our Personal Relationships--Carol J. S. Bruess
20. The What, When, Who, and Why of Nagging in Interpersonal Relationships--Kari P. Soule
21. Communicating Forgiveness--Douglas L. Kelley
PART V: STRUGGLING IN RELATIONSHIPS
*22. Collaborative Negotiation--Joyce L. Hocker and William W. Wilmot
**23. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most--Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen
24. I Can't Talk About It Now--Julia T. Wood
*25. Irresolvable Interpersonal Conflicts: Students' Perceptions of Common Topics, Possible Reasons for Persistence, and Communication Patterns--Courtney Waite Miller
26. Anti-Comforting Messages--Dale Hample
**27. Intercultural-Intimate Conflict: Major Obstacles--Stella Ting-Toomey and Leeva C. Chung
28. Lying--Mark L. Knapp and Anita L. Vangelisti
PART VI: ENDING RELATIONSHIPS
29. Relational Decline--Mark L. Knapp and Anita L. Vangelisti
30. The Dark Side--Brian H. Spitzberg
31. Why Marriages Fail--John Gottman
*32. The Worst Part Is, We Don't Even Talk Anymore: Post-Dissolutional Communication in Break Up Stories--Jody Koenig Kellas and Sai Sato
PART VII: CONTEXTS
33. Family Ground Rules--Elizabeth Stone
34. Claiming Family Identity Communicatively: Discourse Dependent Families--Kathleen M. Galvin
*35. Adult Siblings' Use of Relational Maintenance Across the Sibling Lifespan--Scott A. Myers
**36. Mother-Child Play: Collaboration or Power Struggle?--Steven R. Wilson, Felicia Roberts, and Elizabeth Munz
37. Being There for Friends--William K. Rawlins
38. Urban Tribes--Ethan Watters
*39. Communication in Cross-Gender Friendships--Lea Stewart, Pamela Cooper, Alan Stewart, and Sheryl Friedley
**40. Technology and Interpersonal Communication--Richard West and Lynn H. Turner
**41. The Future of the Internet III: The Internet and the Evolution of Social Tolerance--Lee Rainie and Janna Anderson
*42. Communicating in a Connected World--Katrina Shonbeck