Watershed Research Traditions in Human Communication Theory

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Donald P. Cushman, Branislav Kova?i?
SUNY Press, 1995 - Social Science - 312 pages
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This sampling of watershed research traditions in interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication manifests how communication theory is developed, defended and extended at a philosophical, theoretical and practical level of inquiry from a plurality of research perspectives.
The book includes the foundational works of Pearce, Cronen, and Associates on the coordinated management of meaning; Berger, Gudykunst, and Associates on uncertainty and anxiety reduction theory; Cushman, Nicotera and Associates on the communication rules involved in establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships; Delia, Clark, and Associates on constructivism; Deetz, Mumby, and Associates on critical theory; Desmond and Associates on mass communication theory; Sanders and Gottman on communication sequences; Cushman, King, and Associates on high-speed management; and Philipsen and Associates on the ethnography of communication.
 

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Contents

Human Communication Theory Its Nature Function and Scope
1
The Coordinated Management of Meaning Theory of Pearce Cronen and Associates
13
The Constructivist Theory of Delia Clark and Associates
45
The Uncertainty Reduction and AnxietyUncertainty Reduction Theories of Berger Gudykunst and Associates
67
The Sequential Inferential Theories of Sanders and Gottman
101
The Rules Theory of Interpersonal Relationships by Cushman Nicotera and Associates
141
The HighSpeed Management and Organizational Communication Cushman King and Associates
177
The Democracy and Organizational Communication Theories of Deetz Mumby and Associates
211
Illuminating the Black Box The Psychological Tradition in Media Studies
241
The Ethnographic Communication Theory of Philipsen and Associates
269
The Movement and Watershed Research Traditions in Human Communication
299
Contributors
303
Index
307
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Donald P. Cushman is Professor of Communication at State University of New York at Albany, and coeditor of the SUNY series, Human Communication Processes. He is the author of many books including Communication and High-Speed Management with Sarah Sanderson King; and Winning: Continuous Improvement Theory in High Performance Organizations with Krzysztof Obloj and Andrzej K. Kozminski also published by SUNY Press.

Branislav Kovacic is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Hartford. He is the editor of New Approaches to Organizational Communication also published by SUNY Press.

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