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Communication Theories in Action : an Introduction (3RD 04 Edition)by Julia T. Wood
Synopses & Reviews
This text introduces students to a select set of leading theories in the communication field and demonstrates how these theories apply to their lives. Chapters group theories coherently so that students can compare and contrast different approaches to particular interests in the field (for example: relationships, performance, language and mass communication).
Book News Annotation:
Incorporating examples relevant to everyday life and an accessible writing style, this text focuses on 23 theories that sample the breadth of communication research. This third edition includes a new chapter on postmodern thinking and its influence on the field, plus new material on critical race theory and white studies, third-wave feminism and multicultural feminism, and technological determinism. Wood teaches humanities at the University of North Carolina. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-363) and indexes.
About the Author
Julia T. Wood is Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and a professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since completing her Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University) at age 24, she has conducted research
Table of Contents
Part One: THINKING ABOUT COMMUNICATION THEORY. Opening. 1. Communication as a Field of Study. 2. Understanding Communication Theories. 3. Building and Testing Theory. Part Two: COMMUNICATION THEORIES. 4. An Early Communication Theory. 5. Theories about Symbolic Activity. 6. Theories about Performance. 7. Theories about How People Construct Meaning. 8. Theories of Interpersonal Dynamics. 9. Theories about Communication and the Evolution of Relationships. 10. Theories about Communication Communities. 11. Theories of Mass Communication. 12. Critical Communication Theories. 13. The Frontiers of Theory. 14. Communication Theories in Action: A Final Look. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.
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