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Providing a current and comprehensive discussion of influential theories in communication, this text portrays the strengths and weaknesses of each theory. Communication Theories helps students see where these theories fit in the broad scheme of social inquiry and generally guides students in the evaluation and critique of theories in order to reach a more sophisticated level of understanding. Although it emphasizes theories developed by communication scholars, Communication Theories also includes work developed outside the field that has strongly influenced the work of communication scholars. The second edition has been completely updated to include new or enhanced coverage of post-colonialism, critical race theory, new generation social penetration theory, and mass media reception theory.

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Part One: Perspectives on Communication Theory

Chapter 1: Conceptual Foundations: What is Communication?

Chapter 2: Philosophical Foundations: What is Theory?

Chapter 3: Post-Positivist Perspectives on Theory Development

Chapter 4: Interpretive Perspectives on Theory Development

Chapter 5: Critical Perspectives on Theory Development

Part Two: Theories of Communication Process

Chapter 6: Theories of Symbolic Organization

Chapter 7: Theories of Message Production

Chapter 8: Theories of Message Processing

Chapter 9: Theories of Discourse and Interaction

Chapter 10: Theories of Communication in Developing Relationships

Chapter 11: Theories of Communication in Ongoing Relationships

Part Three: Theories of Communication Contexts

Chapter 12: Theories of Organizational Communication

Chapter 13: Theories of Small Group Communication

Chapter 14: Theories of Media Processing and Effects

Chapter 15: Theories of Media and Society

Chapter 16: Theories of Culture and Communication



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asvet1974, May 5, 2008 (view all comments by asvet1974)
This book is AWFUL! One would believe that a communications scholar might be able to communicate information in a fashion that makes it sensible and understandable. This book is quite the opposite. Reading a sentence requires re-reading and re-reading. It is perhaps the worst textbook I have ever used. Moreover, it comes with slideshows that have little or no correlation to the the text and offer little help in studying for potential exams. In my opinion - hope your professor does not choose this book, and if you have the awful misfortune of having to use it, pray for patience and a wise professor to interpret the English language back to you.
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Miller, Katherine
Academic Internet Publishers
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June 2004
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