eBook Encyclopedia of Communication Theory, 1st Edition

  • Stephen W. Littlejohn Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412959381
  • ISBN-13: 9781412959384
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009
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With more than 300 entries, these two volumes provide a one-stop source for a comprehensive overview of the communication theory field. The Encyclopedia of Communication Theory offers current descriptions of the theories that explain numerous aspects of communication and presents the background issues and concepts that comprise these theories. Focusing exclusively on communication theory, this is the first resource to summarize, in one place, the diversity of theory in the communication field. Key Themes:

  • Applications and Contexts
  • Critical Orientations
  • Cultural Orientations
  • Cybernetic and Systems Orientations
  • Feminist Orientations
  • Group and Organizational Concepts
  • Information, Media, and Communication Technology
  • International and Global Concepts
  • Interpersonal Concepts
  • Non-Western Orientations
  • Paradigms, Traditions, and Schools
  • Philosophical Orientations
  • Psycho-Cognitive Orientations
  • Rhetorical Orientations
  • Semiotic, Linguistic, and Discursive Orientations
  • Social/Interactional Orientations
  • Theory, Metatheory, Methodology, and Inquiry

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Stephen W. Littlejohn

Stephen Littlejohn (Ph.D., University of Utah), is a conflict management consultant, mediator, facilitator, and trainer. He is consultant for the Public Dialogue Consortium and a partner in Domenici Littlejohn, Inc. Stephen is co-author of Moral Conflict: When Social Worlds Collide (Sage, 1997) and has written numerous other books and articles on communication and conflict. He was a professor of communication at Humboldt State University in California and is currently Adjunct Professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. He has done research on mediation and conflict management for 19 years and has been an active mediator for eight. Stephen has been a consultant for such clients as the Waco Youth Summit, the Alliance for Constructive Communication, the City of Cupertino, Columbia Basin College, and Washington State University.