Making Connections

Author: Kathleen M. Galvin
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The Fourth Edition has been updated, expanded, and reorganized to reflect the changing field of relational communication. New essays address emerging topics such as anti-comforting messages, friendship in urban tribes, and discourse-dependent families. The new edition also contains a new section on the dark side of communication with articles on topics such as lying and irresolvable conflicts. Three out of four of the essays in the technology section are new, reflecting current thinking in Internet-based interpersonal relationships, communication norms in an online support group, and how student use of technology challenges existent communication theories. A complete subject index has been added. The book also features a new accompanying Instructor's Manual. between basic communication competencies and relationships; feature a developmental approach in terms of initiating, sustaining, and ending relationships; and, reflect direct applications of relational issues within contexts of family, friendship, and technology; explore issues relating to computer-mediated communication and new technologies in everyday life. The editors Galvin and Cooper maintain a similar framework as featured in previous editions, using gender, family, and culture as lenses through which to view and make sense of relational communication.

Making Connections

Author: Kathleen M. Galvin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199733811
Format: PDF, ePub
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Making Connections is an edited collection that surveys relational communication, a subset of interpersonal communication. This new edition will include essays from some of interpersonal communication's top scholars, exposing students to the latest developments without overwhelming them. The use of "lenses" for viewing interpersonal interactions frames each essay, allowing students to understand multiple perspectives and to apply cutting-edge research to their own lives. The fifth edition has been updated and reorganized to reflect the ever-changing field of interpersonal communication. The new edition has updated the technology section with new essays about presenting the self online, and the impact of the internet on social tolerance. A new section on the "Dark Side" of interpersonal communication has also been added, reflecting the latest interpersonal communication research.

Family Communication

Author: Kathleen M. Galvin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351857347
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Family Communication: Cohesion and Change encourages students to think critically about family interaction patterns and to analyze them using a variety of communication theories. Using a framework of family functions, current research, and first-person narratives, this text emphasizes the diversity of today's families in structure, ethnic patterns, gender socialization, and developmental experiences. New for the tenth edition are expanded pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, as well as updates on current theory and research integrated throughout the chapters for timely analysis and discussion. Cases and research featured in each chapter provide examples of concepts and themes, and a companion website offers expanded resources for instructors and students.

Who is My Neighbor

Author: Phillip K. Tompkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317249097
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Who Is My Neighbor? is a compelling account of the author's ten-year journey as a volunteer at the St. Francis Center, a homeless shelter in Denver, Colorado. A retired Professor of Communication, Phil Tompkins marshals his considerable experience as a participant observer in recording the voices of the guests of the shelter as they teach us about their situation. We learn about their hopes for regaining a home and their fears as they are victimized-in some cases even murdered. Tompkins shows how effective communication and organization can contribute to finding an end to homelessness and establishing a movement toward protective action, especially when a proactive local government gets involved. In addition to giving voice to homeless people, Who Is My Neighbor? explores Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's ambitious Commission to End Homelessness. This remarkable social experiment, now called Denver's Road Home, is two years into implementing an innovative plan for ending homelessness. It provides a model for other cities nationwide where persistent homelessness has defied resolution.

Political Communication and Deliberation

Author: John Gastil
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412916275
Format: PDF, ePub
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The act of deliberation is the act of reflecting carefully on a matter and weighing the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to a problem. It aims to arrive at a decision or judgment based not only on facts and data but also on values, emotions, and other less technical considerations. Though a solitary individual can deliberate, it more commonly means making decisions together, as a small group, an organization, or a nation. Political Communication and Deliberation takes a unique approach to the field of political communication by viewing key concepts and research through the lens of deliberative democratic theory. This is the first text to argue that communication is central to democratic self-governance primarily because of its potential to facilitate public deliberation. Thus, it offers political communication instructors a new perspective on familiar topics, and it provides those teaching courses on political deliberation with their first central textbook. This text offers students practical theory and experience, teaching them skills and giving them a more direct understanding of the various subtopics in public communication.

As Others See Us

Author: Ellen Goldman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415949181
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The aim of this book is first to increase awareness of the subtleties and complexities of our body language, and then to encourage the reader to perceive these intricacies in their own movements and in those of others.

Personal Connections in the Digital Age

Author: Nancy K. Baym
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745695973
Format: PDF, Docs
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The internet and the mobile phone have disrupted many of our conventional understandings of ourselves and our relationships, raising anxieties and hopes about their effects on our lives. In this second edition of her timely and vibrant book, Nancy Baym provides frameworks for thinking critically about the roles of digital media in personal relationships. Rather than providing exuberant accounts or cautionary tales, it offers a data-grounded primer on how to make sense of these important changes in relational life Fully updated to reflect new developments in technology and digital scholarship, the book identifies the core relational issues these media disturb and shows how our talk about them echoes historical discussions about earlier communication technologies. Chapters explore how we use mediated language and nonverbal behavior to develop and maintain communities, social networks, and new relationships, and to maintain existing relationships in our everyday lives. The book combines research findings with lively examples to address questions such as: Can mediated interaction be warm and personal? Are people honest about themselves online? Can relationships that start online work? Do digital media damage the other relationships in our lives? Throughout, the book argues that these questions must be answered with firm understandings of media qualities and the social and personal contexts in which they are developed and used. This new edition of Personal Connections in the Digital Age will be required reading for all students and scholars of media, communication studies, and sociology, as well as all those who want a richer understanding of digital media and everyday life.

Communicating Ethically

Author: William Neher
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315404176
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Communicating Ethically provides a broad introduction to the ethical nature of communication. Now in its second edition, the text has been revised to further address current issues, such as: evolving social media and digital platforms, growing cultural communication and discussion of diversity, and the ethics of public discourse. This book combines coverage of the major systems of ethical reasoning with applications, including case studies in each chapter, to investigate ethics within many fields in the communication discipline. Incorporating a simple framework for ethical reasoning allows the reader to develop their own understanding of the various criteria for making ethical judgments.