Fatal Words and Friendly Faces: Interpersonal Communication in the Twenty-first Century

Paperback | June 28, 2000

byLarry G. Ehrlich

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On February 19, 1998, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that more than 12,000 people had been injured in incidents of 'road rage.' In light of modernity's rapid strides forward in electronic communication and lagging efforts to explore human nature Larry G. Ehrlich's book focuses on the architecture of human communication behavior. It is divided into three sections, which deal with intrapersonal, interpersonal, and public communication. This readable book not only offers a discussion on the most recent research in information technology, and on relationships in a global community, but it is a truly inter-disciplinary approach to communication behavior.

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On February 19, 1998, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that more than 12,000 people had been injured in incidents of 'road rage.' In light of modernity's rapid strides forward in electronic communication and lagging efforts to explore human nature Larry G. Ehrlich's book focuses on the architecture of human communication ...

Larry G. Ehrlich is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.94 × 5.9 × 0.6 inPublished:June 28, 2000Publisher:UPALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0761817204

ISBN - 13:9780761817208

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Figures and Tables Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Credits and Permissions Chapter 4 Preface Chapter 5 Intrapersonal Communication: Chapter 6 The Power of First Encounters Chapter 7 The Phoenix Principle Chapter 8 The Quixote Compromise Chapter 9 Interpersonal Communication: Chapter 10 The Icarus Principle Chapter 11 Unmasking Icarus: Strategies for Contact Chapter 12 The Architecture of Interaction Chapter 13 Public Communication: Chapter 14 Channels of Celebrity Chapter 15 Thoughts for Lovers, Loners and Losers Chapter 16 Ethics for Encounters: Chapter 17 Echoes of Narcissus: Ethics of Encounter Chapter 18 References Chapter 19 Biographical Information Chapter 20 Index