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Theorizing Communication: Readings Across Traditions

by Robert T Craig and Heidi L Muller SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
04/2007
ISBN:
9781412952378
Format:
Pbk 544 pages
Price:
AU$253.00 NZ$262.61
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Theorizing Communication: Readings Across Traditions is the first collection of primary-source readings built around seven traditions of communication theory— rhetorical, semiotic, phenomenological, cybernetic, sociopsychological, sociocultural, and critical.. The selected readings illustrate the history of each tradition and current trends. Enhancing the readings are introductory essays and sets of projects for theorizing through which the editors highlight contemporary interpretations, new directions, and/or hybrid approaches to studying communication theory.

Includes key primary source readings that have helped to define the field of Communication Theory: This collection of readings is not available elsewhere and frees instructors from having to design their own course packs.

Offers a comprehensive view of communication theory by not limiting content to a single approach: This book is the first collection of readings on communication theory based on Robert T. Craig’s seven traditions of communication theory.

Provides much more than just readings: Original introductions help to explain, locate, and explore complexities surrounding each of the readings. The concluding chapter suggests future directions for the field.

Allows students to engage and interact with each tradition: Each unit ends with suggested future readings as well as projects to help students apply and extend the unit’s key ideas.

Introduction - Heidi L. Muller and Robert T. Craig Unit I. Historical and Cultural Sources of Communication Theory Introduction to Unit I 1. Metaphors Concerning Speech in Homer - Rob Wiseman 2. The Spiritualist Tradition - John Durham Peters 3. The Inven

'The editors questions invite readers to connect to the theoretical arguments and assumptions within and across units and move toward connecting communication theory with lived experiences. The connection of communication to lived experiences and the ability of these experiences to inform communication theory are at the heart of Craig and Muller s text.' David R. Novak