A Century of Transformation: Studies in the Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association

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James W. Chesebro
Oxford University Press, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 411 pages
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A Century of Transformation: Studies in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association celebrates the anniversary of communication as a formally organized professional academic discipline. To mark this occasion, the Eastern Communication Association has compiled a volume of essays examining the many different aspects of the discipline, its history, and its future.

The only book of its kind, this landmark anthology covers a multitude of topics, including approaches to studying communication, reviews of the current status of the discipline's major branches, and transformations that the field has experienced throughout its 100-year history.

Edited by James W. Chesebro, this volume contains essays written by venerable researchers and professors, alongside selections from some of the field's upcoming leaders. Intended to serve as an analysis of both the past and future of the communication discipline, A Century of Transformation is a valuable resource for capstone courses in communication. It is also captivating reading for anyone interested in the history, growth, and development of the discipline.

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Contents

A History of the Eastern Communication Association Its 100th
3
APPROACHES TO THE STUDY
30
Rhetorical Questions
37
Bridging
72
Advances in Applied Communication Research
89
Poiesis and Praxis
107
The Rise of a New Communication
129
A Flourishing Field of Study and Scholarship
143
The First TwentyFive Years
236
Searching for the Medium
255
1960s to the Present
272
Freedom of Expression or Variations on a Theme
293
Communication Education and Instructional Development
310
Communication Apprehension and Related Communication Traits
329
Transformations Created by Research
375
On Being a TeacherScholar
388

Emergent and Evolving Perspectives on Communication
161
Diversity Diffusion
185
Trajectories and Challenges
205
Index
407
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The Eastern Communication Association is the oldest professional communication association in the United States. Established in 1910, it is a service-oriented organization with a history of achievement in research, criticism, communication theory, and excellence in teaching.

James W. Chesebro is Distinguished Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University.

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