Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Performing Arts - 432 pages
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Julia Wood, a leading scholar in the field of communication, brings us a new and extensively updated edition of COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION. This sixth edition retains the author's signature first-person narrative style and holistic approach to the field of communication by first explaining the basic processes central to all communication contexts (listening, perceiving, using verbal and nonverbal communication, establishing climate), and then applying these processes to various contexts (interpersonal, small group, public, organizational, intercultural, mass communication, and personal and social media). Through reviewer and student-praised Student Voices features, seamless and thoughtful integration of diversity, skill-building pedagogy, and real-life examples, the text builds each student's communication skills while providing a foundational survey for the discipline. Expose your students to the vast world of communication and give them the tools they need to become effective communicators in the twenty-first century with COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION, Sixth Edition.
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Contents

A First Look at Communication
2
The Field of Communication from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
24
Perceiving and Understanding
46
Engaging in Verbal Communication
68
Engaging in Nonverbal Communication
94
Listening and Responding to Others
114
Creating Communication Climates
136
Adapting Communication to Cultures and Social Communities
158
Communication in Groups and Teams
228
Communication in Organizations
250
Public Communication
270
Mass Communication
296
Personal and Social Media
318
Epilogue
340
Glossary
341
References
351

Communication and SelfConcept
180
Communication in Personal Relationships
202

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Julia T. Wood is the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the university at the age of 24. While on the faculty, she was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. The author of 17 books, she has edited 10 other books, published more than 100 articles and book chapters and presented numerous papers at professional conferences. In addition, her honors include 12 awards for undergraduate teaching and 15 awards for her scholarship.

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