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New Directions in Group Communication



November 2001 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

New Directions in Group Communication takes as its mission the setting of the agenda for the study of group communication in the future. It does so by presenting work that scholars have not previously explored in the current small group communication literature. Part I focuses on new theoretical and conceptual directions, both presenting new views and extending current positions. Part II examines new research methodologies, while Part III looks at antecedent factors affecting group communication. Parts IV and V of the text provide insight into both group communication process and practices. Part VI covers different group communication contexts, including communication patterns in top management teams.

An excellent companion to The Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research, this volume sets the direction for future study for students and scholars alike.


L. R. Frey
Introduction: New Directions in Group Communication
 
PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
J. H. Waldeck & et al
1. New Directions for Functional, Symbolic Convergence, Structuration, and Bona Fide Group Perspectives of Group Communication
S. D. Johnson & L. Long
2. "Being a Part and Apart": Dialectics and Group Communication
N. Wyatt
3. Foregrounding Feminist Theory in Group Communication Research
 
PART II: METHODOLOGICAL PROCEDURES
R. S. Peterson
4. The Group Dynamics Q-Sort in Group Communication Research
N. J. Dollar & G. Merrigan
5. Ethnographic Practices in Group Communication Research
 
PART III: ANTECEDENT FACTORS AFFECTING GROUP COMMUNICATION
J. Keyton & L. R. Frey
6. The State of Traits: Exploring Group Communication Predispositions
J. G. Oetzel
7. The Effects of Culture and Cultural Diversity on Communication in Work Groups: Synthesizing Vertical and Cultural Differences With a Face-Negotiation Perspective
 
PART IV: GROUP COMMUNICATION PROCESSES
R. A. Meyers & D. E. Brashers
8. Rethinking Traditional Approaches to Argument in Groups
J. K. Barge
9. Enlarging the Meaning of Group Deliberation: From Discussion to Dialogue
A.J. Salazar
Self-organizing and Complexity Perspectives of Group Creativity: Implications for Group Communication
 
PART V: GROUP COMMUNICATION PRACTICES: FACILITATION AND PEDAGOGY
Sunwolf
10. Getting to "GroupAha!": Provoking Creative Processes in Task Groups
T. H. Allen & T. G. Plax
12. Exploring Consequences of Group Communication in the Classroom: Unraveling Relational Learning
 
PART VI: GROUP COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS
C. Stohl and K. Walker
13. A Bona Fide Perspective for the Future of Groups: Understanding Collaborating Groups
T. E. Zorn and G. H. Tompson
14. Communication in Top-Management Groups
R. Shuter
15. Cross-National Group Communication Research: Prospects and Promise
E. A. Mabry
16. Group Communication and Technology: Rethinking the Role of Communication Modality in Group Work and Performance
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Editor
 
About the Authors
Key features
  1.  Chapters are written by top scholars in the field of Small Group Communication.
  2. Serves as an overview of cutting-edge work in small group communication theory, research, and practice.
  3. This book is a natural complement to Frey's Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research.

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