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Democracy in an Age of Corporate Colonization
Democracy in an Age of Corporate Colonization (March 1992)
Developments in Communication and the Politics of Everyday Life
Stanley A. Deetz - Author

"This book is sophisticated, powerful, lucid, and pointed in style and organization. In a field where general theoretic development is relatively rare, this book will certainly become a foundation for later research and theoretic argument." -- Robert D. McPhee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

According to Deetz, our obsolete understanding of communication processes and power relations prevents us from seeing the corporate domination of pub...(Read More)
Communal Webs
Communal Webs (August 1991)
Communication and Culture in Contemporary Israel
Tamar Katriel - Author

This book brings together insights derived from a detailed exploration of Israeli cultural patterns of communication, highlighting their role in the processes of culture formation, maintenance, and change. Katriel's ethnographic examples provide a richly-textured account of Israeli cultural experience, illustrating the potential of a cultural analysis grounded in the study of ideologically-informed communicative practices.

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A New Beginning
A New Beginning (July 1991)
A Textual Frame Analysis of the Political Campaign Film
Joanne Morreale - Author

This book is a postmodern analysis of Ronald Reagan's 1984 film, A New Beginning, which marked the coming-of-age of the televisual political campaign film. The film was a landmark in the art of political filmmaking. Its thesis proclaimed a resurgence of American pride, patriotism, and prosperity under the leadership of Ronald Reagan. A New Beginning was unprecedented for a number of reasons: it replaced the traditional nomi...(Read More)
Rhetoric and Civility
Rhetoric and Civility (January 1991)
Human Development, Narcissism, and the Good Audience
Harold Barrett - Author

This book relates the concept of civility to rhetorical disposition, and incivility to indisposition. The author discusses classical rhetorical theory and interprets it for use in all interactions, exploring origins in infancy of the rhetorical disposition and the rhetorical indisposition. He provides four case-study chapters of the lives of individuals illustrating unhealthy narcissism and rhetorical failure -- Jim Jones, Joseph McCarthy, Paul Mo...(Read More)
Human Communication as a Field of Study
Human Communication as a Field of Study (August 1989)
Selected Contemporary Views
Sarah Sanderson King - Editor

"I think the idea behind this book is excellent. There is nothing currently available which duplicates it, and it fills a real need." -- Gerry Philipsen

The authors analyze and discuss the field of communication from a multidimensional point of view. Divided into three parts, the first traces its history from scientific, humanistic, and technological roots. The second explores communication theory in the areas of interpersonal, organizatio...(Read More)
Letting Go
Letting Go (July 1987)
A Practical Theory of Relationship Disengagement and Re-engagement
Dudley D. Cahn - Author

While many books in the popular press deal with relationships, Letting Go is among the first to draw upon scholarly research to offer a theoretical perspective with practical implications. Cahn examines interpersonal relationship disengagement and reengagement by tapping the resources of social science literature. The result is a model for communication which seeks to achieve and maintain interpersonal understanding, while promoting communication ...(Read More)
Cognitive Foundations of Calculated Speech
Cognitive Foundations of Calculated Speech (December 1986)
Controlling Understandings in Conversation and Persuasion
Robert Sanders - Author

“This is definitely a book which addresses, head on, a fundamental topic for language and communication studies. The author pursues this topic with a highly principled theoretical perspective. He applies this general perspective to several currently popular research areas. Thus, the book combines fundamental, theoretically grounded discussion, but applies it broadly and powerfully. “ — Gerry Philipsen

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Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker (June 1985)
Nancy L. Roberts - Author

Fifty years ago, Dorothy Day sold the first issue of the Catholic Worker in New York, and one of the most remarkable newspapers in American history was born. It advocated something revolutionary for 1933 America: the union of Catholicism with a passionate concern for social justice and with personal activism.

Today, the Catholic Worker, still a monthly with some 100,000 subscribers, remains a leader in pacifism and social justi...(Read More)
Communication in Interpersonal Relationships
Communication in Interpersonal Relationships (June 1984)
Donald P. Cushman - Editor
Dudley D. Cahn - Editor

This book discusses communication principles, processes, and skills from four different perspectives by explaining four related propositions. First, human communication is guided by socially established rules, the knowledge of which allows interacting persons to exert influence over the outcome of their interactions. Second, self concepts are formed and sustained in our interactions with others. Third, the formation of sustained interpersonal rel...(Read More)
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