Rethinking Communication: Volume 1: Paradigm Issues

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SAGE Publications, Mar 1, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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Paradigm Issues demonstrates the notion that genuine dialogue between communication theorists of vastly different political, theoretical and epistemological perspectives helps to clarify issues of debate and give shape to the development of communication as a discipline. Thus each of the authors of the opening chapters of this volume -- who include Anthony Giddens and Stuart Hall -- articulate a view of the crucial issues communication must face and a position in relation to those issues. Thoughtful commentaries follow from 25 established scholars, representing the widest possible range of commitments, backgrounds, theoretical and political preferences.

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Contents

Preface
9
Paradigms Lost and Regained
21
On the Ethics of Constructing Communication
66
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Dr. Wartella is Professor of Communication Studies and of Psychology at Northwestern University. Ellen is a leading scholar of the role of media in children's development. Currently she is a co-principal investigator on a 5-year multi-site research project entitled: "IRADS Collaborative Research: Influence of Digital Media on Very Young Children" funded by the National Science Foundation (2006-2011).

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