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Theorizing Communication

Readings Across Traditions

Robert T. Craig University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Heidi L. Muller University of Northern Colorado
© 2007   544 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc   
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Introduction Heidi L. Muller and Robert T. Craig
Unit I. Historical and Cultural Sources of Communication Theory
Introduction to Unit I
1. Metaphors Concerning Speech in Homer Rob Wiseman
2. The Spiritualist Tradition John Durham Peters
3. The Invention of Communication Armand Mattelart
4. A Cultural Approach to Communication James W. Carey
Projects for Theorizing the Historical and Cultural Sources of Communication Theory
Unit II. Metatheory: Communication Theory as a Field
Introduction to Unit II
5. Communication Theory as a Field Robert T. Craig
Projects for Metatheorizing
Unit III. The Rhetorical Tradition
Introduction to Unit III
6. Gorgias Plato
7. Rhetoric Aristotle
8. A Rhetoric of Motives Kenneth Burke
9. Beyond Persuasion: A Proposal for an Invitational Rhetoric Sonja K. Foss and Cindy L. Griffin
Projects for Rhetorical Theorizing
Unit IV. The Semiotic Tradition
Introduction to Unit IV
10. The Abuse of Words John Locke
11. What Is a Sign? Charles Sanders Peirce
12. The Object of Linguistics Ferdinand de Saussure
13. The Photographic Message Roland Barthes
14. Communication With Aliens John Durham Peters
Projects for Semiotic Theorizing
Unit V. The Phenomenological Tradition
Introduction to Unit V
15. The Problem of Experiencing Someone Else Edmund Husserl
16. Dialogue Martin Buber
17. The Hermeneutical Experience Hans-Georg Gadamer
18. Deconstructing Communication Briankle G. Chang
Projects for Phenomenological Theorizing
Unit VI. The Cybernetic Tradition
Introduction to Unit VI
19. Cybernetics in History Norbert Wiener
20. Some Tentative Axioms of Communication Paul Watzlawick, Janet Helmick Beavin, and Don D. Jackson
21. The Limited Capacity Model of Mediated Message Processing Annie Lang
22. What Is Communication? Niklas Luhmann
Projects for Cybernetic Theorizing
Unit VII. The Sociopsychological Tradition
Introduction to Unit VII
23. Social Communication Carl Hovland
24. Some Explorations in Initial Interaction and Beyond Charles R. Berger and Richard J. Calabrese
25. Social Cognitive Theory of Mass Communication Albert Bandura
26. The Small Group Should Be the Fundamental Unit of Communication Research Marshall Scott Poole
Projects for Sociopsychological Theorizing
Unit VIII. The Sociocultural Tradition
Introduction to Unit VIII
27. The Social Foundations and Functions of Thought and Communication George Herbert Mead
28. The Mode of Information and Postmodernity Mark Poster
29. Communication as the Modality of Structuration James R. Taylor, Carole Groleau, Lorna Heaton, and Elizabeth Van Every
30. Good to Talk? Deborah Cameron
Projects for Sociocultural Theorizing
Unit IX. The Critical Tradition
Introduction to Unit IX
31. The German Ideology Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
32. The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno
33. Truth and Society: The Discursive Redemption of Factual Claims to Validity J├╝rgen Habermas
34. Systematically Distorted Communication and Discursive Closure Stanley A. Deetz
35. Paris Iis Always More Than Paris Sue Curry Jansen
Projects for Critical Theorizing
Concluding Reflections Robert T. Craig and Heidi L. Muller

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