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Theorizing communication : readings across traditions

Presents the collection of primary-source readings built around the idea that communication theory is a field with an identifiable history and has developed within seven main traditions of thought - the rhetorical, semiotic, phenomenological, cybernetic, sociopsychological, sociocultural, and critical traditions.
Print Book, English, ©2007
Sage Publications, Los Angeles, ©2007
xviii, 525 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9781412952378, 1412952379
Introduction - Heidi L. Muller and Robert T. CraigUnit I. Historical and Cultural Sources of Communication TheoryIntroduction to Unit I1. Metaphors Concerning Speech in Homer - Rob Wiseman2. The Spiritualist Tradition - John Durham Peters3. The Invention of Communication - Armand Mattelart4. A Cultural Approach to Communication - James W. CareyProjects for Theorizing the Historical and Cultural Sources of Communication TheoryUnit II. Metatheory: Communication Theory as a FieldIntroduction to Unit II5. Communication Theory as a Field - Robert T. CraigProjects for MetatheorizingUnit III. The Rhetorical TraditionIntroduction to Unit III6. Gorgias - Plato7. Rhetoric - Aristotle8. A Rhetoric of Motives - Kenneth Burke9. Beyond Persuasion: A Proposal for an Invitational Rhetoric - Sonja K. Foss and Cindy L. GriffinProjects for Rhetorical TheorizingUnit IV. The Semiotic TraditionIntroduction to Unit IV10. The Abuse of Words - John Locke11. What Is a Sign? - Charles Sanders Peirce12. The Object of Linguistics - Ferdinand de Saussure13. The Photographic Message - Roland Barthes14. Communication With Aliens - John Durham PetersProjects for Semiotic TheorizingUnit V. The Phenomenological TraditionIntroduction to Unit V15. The Problem of Experiencing Someone Else - Edmund Husserl16. Dialogue - Martin Buber17. The Hermeneutical Experience - Hans-Georg Gadamer18. Deconstructing Communication - Briankle G. ChangProjects for Phenomenological TheorizingUnit VI. The Cybernetic TraditionIntroduction to Unit VI19. Cybernetics in History - Norbert Wiener20. Some Tentative Axioms of Communication - Paul Watzlawick, Janet Helmick Beavin, and Don D. Jackson21. The Limited Capacity Model of Mediated Message Processing - Annie Lang22. What Is Communication? - Niklas LuhmannProjects for Cybernetic TheorizingUnit VII. The Sociopsychological TraditionIntroduction to Unit VII23. Social Communication - Carl Hovland24. Some Explorations in Initial Interaction and Beyond - Charles R. Berger and Richard J. Calabrese25. Social Cognitive Theory of Mass Communication - Albert Bandura26. The Small Group Should Be the Fundamental Unit of Communication Research - Marshall Scott PooleProjects for Sociopsychological TheorizingUnit VIII. The Sociocultural TraditionIntroduction to Unit VIII27. The Social Foundations and Functions of Thought and Communication - George Herbert Mead28. The Mode of Information and Postmodernity - Mark Poster29. Communication as the Modality of Structuration - James R. Taylor, Carole Groleau, Lorna Heaton, and Elizabeth Van Every30. Good to Talk? - Deborah CameronProjects for Sociocultural TheorizingUnit IX. The Critical TraditionIntroduction to Unit IX31. The German Ideology - Karl Marx and Frederick Engels32. The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception - Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno33. Truth and Society: The Discursive Redemption of Factual Claims to Validity - Jürgen Habermas34. Systematically Distorted Communication and Discursive Closure - Stanley A. Deetz35. Paris Iis Always More Than Paris - Sue Curry JansenProjects for Critical TheorizingConcluding Reflections - Robert T. Craig and Heidi L. MullerIndex