Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application

Paperback | September 17, 2013

byRichard West, Lynn Turner

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Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application focuses on the links among theory and everyday experiences. The text uses an engaging writing style to present the concept of theory, and helps students become insightful critical thinkers.

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Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application focuses on the links among theory and everyday experiences. The text uses an engaging writing style to present the concept of theory, and helps students become insightful critical thinkers.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 8.8 × 1 inPublished:September 17, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073534285

ISBN - 13:9780073534282

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Table of Contents

Part One Setting the Stage 1

COMMUNICATION, THEORY, AND RESEARCH

1. Thinking About Communication: Definitions, Models, and Ethics 3

2. Thinking About the Field: Traditions and Contexts 26

3. Thinking About Theory and Research 45

Part Two Understanding the Dialogue 69

THE SELF AND MESSAGES

4. Symbolic Interaction Theory 72

5. Coordinated Management of Meaning 88

6. Cognitive Dissonance Theory 109

7. Expectancy Violations Theory 125

RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT

8. Uncertainty Reduction Theory 143

9. Social Exchange Theory 164

10. Social Penetration Theory 180

11. Relational Dialectics Theory 198

12. Communication Privacy Management Theory 215

13. Social Information Processing 230

GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

14. Groupthink 251

15. Structuration Theory 270

16. Organizational Culture Theory 287

17. Organizational Information Theory 303

THE PUBLIC

18. The Rhetoric 322

19. Dramatism 340

20. The Narrative Paradigm 354

THE MEDIA

21. Agenda Setting Theory 373

22. Spiral of Silence Theory 387

23. Uses and Gratifications Theory 404

24. Cultivation Theory 420

25. Cultural Studies 437

26. Media Ecology Theory 453

CULTURE AND DIVERSITY

27. Face-Negotiation Theory 475

28. Communication Accommodation Theory 492

29. Muted Group Theory 510

30.Feminist Standpoint Theory 527

Afterward(Connecting Quests)543

Glossary G-1

References R-1

Name Index I-1

Subject Index I-1