Describes ways people communicate; why good communication is important; setting communication goals; communicating about sex, drugs, and suicide; and ways to advocate for others.
Published by Capstone on 07/01/2000
Book details: 64 pages.
Introduces communication and describes how methods of communication have changed over time, discussing reading and writing, drawing, telephones, and newspapers.
Published by Heinemann-Raintree Library on 02/26/2017
Book details: 24 pages.
In this highly influential study of art forms as models for a theory of communications, Hugh Dalziel Duncan demonstrates that without understanding of the role of symbols in society, social scientists cannot hope to develop adequate models for social analysis. He reviews critically major contributions to communication theory during the past century: Freud's analysis of dream symbolism, Simmel's concept of sociability, James' insights into religious experience, and Dewey's relating of art to experience.
Published by Transaction Publishers
Book details: 475 pages.
In Communication as...: Perspectives on Theory, editors Gregory J. Shepherd, Jeffrey St. John, and Ted Striphas bring together a collection of 27 essays that explores the wide range of theorizing about communication, cutting across all lines of traditional division in the field. The essays in this text are written by leading scholars in the field of communication theory, with each scholar employing a particular stance or perspective on what communication theory is and how it functions. In essays that are brief, argumentative, and forceful, the scholars propose their perspective as a primary or essential way of viewing communication with decided benefits over other views.
Published by SAGE on 02/26/2017
Book details: 276 pages.
Carey's seminal work joins central issues in the field and redefines them. It will force the reader to think in new and fruitful ways about such dichotomies as transmissions vs. ritual, administrative vs. critical, positivist vs. marxist, and cultural vs. power-orientated approaches to communications study. An historically inspired treatment of major figures and theories, required reading for the sophisticated scholar' - George Gerbner, University of Pennsylvania ...offers a mural of thought with a rich background, highlighted by such thoughts as communication being the 'maintenance of society in time'. - Cast/Communication Booknotes These essays encompass much more than a critique of an academic discipline. Carey's lively thought, lucid style, and profound scholarship propel the reader through a wide and varied intellectual landscape, particularly as these issues have affected Modern American thought. As entertaining as it is enlightening, Communication as Culture is certain to become a classic in its field.
Published by Psychology Press on 02/26/1989
Book details: 241 pages.
On the technical and economic aspects of the cogeneration of heat and electrical energy in heat-power plants. Acidic paper. Proceedings of the Fulbright Colloquium on [title], held at the U. of Wales, December 1988. Specialists in communication, gerontology, medicine, psychology, sociology and sociolinguistics look at the different ways elderly people interact with friends, relatives and health care professionals. The emphasis is on the key role of communication, and the idea that health itself depends in some measure on the quality of the interchange. Distributed by Columbia U. Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Published by Manchester University Press on 02/26/1990
Book details: 250 pages.
First published in 1951, this masterful collection of essays explores the relationship between a society's communication media and that community's ability to maintain control over its development.
Published by University of Toronto Press on 02/26/2017
Book details: 226 pages.
John Snow (1813-1858) first became interested in cholera at Newcastle-on-Tyne during the epidemic of 1831-1832. Recurrent outbreaks of the disease gave him the opportunity to investigate it in detail. Snow's first paper on cholera, published in the London Medical Gazette in 1849, contained his demonstration of the nature of the disease, which he defined correctly as an infection of the alimentary canal transmitted by ingesting fecal matter from cholera patients, in most cases via contaminated water. Snow proved his theory of cholera transmission by collecting data on a large number of outbreaks and correlating them to local water supplies. His information aroused much controversy among physicians, many of whom still held the ancient belief that cholera, along with all other infectious diseases, was carried by atmospheric "miasmas" emanating from noxious sources. --
Published on 02/26/2017
Book details: 162 pages.
Written as an introduction for beginning students, this book offers a thorough, yet lively, overview of human communication in all its aspects. Accessibly written and assuming no prior knowledge of the discipline Communication: An Introduction: offers a thorough, yet lively, examination of all aspects of human communication, including: a summary of its nature, form and function; a detailed analysis of all the levels of communication; a description and overview of the different traditions of communication studies; and a consideration of the future of communication - as a phenomenon and as a field of research.
Published by SAGE on 02/26/2017
Book details: 219 pages.
Communication Studies is a fully comprehensive and easy-to-use textbook covering all aspects of the subject for students at the pre-university level. It is particularly suitable for the new A/S communication studies syllabus.
Published by Psychology Press on 02/26/2017
Book details: 261 pages.