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Communication Theories in Action: An Introduction 3rd Edition

Julia T. Wood

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2000, 1997
  • 384 Pages

Overview

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).

Julia T. Wood, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Julia T. Wood is the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the university at the age of 24. While on the faculty, she was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. The author of 17 books, she has edited 10 other books, published more than 100 articles and book chapters and presented numerous papers at professional conferences. In addition, her honors include 12 awards for undergraduate teaching and 15 awards for her scholarship.
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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  • ISBN-10: 0534566391
  • ISBN-13: 9780534566395
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