Human Communication as a Field of Study
Selected Contemporary Views
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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, organizational, mass media, intercultural, telecommunication, nonverbal, and with reference to issues of gender as the authors summarize the most significant theories, research, and practices in each area. A discussion of the future direction of communication research is provided in the final section.
Sarah Sanderson King is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Central Connecticut State University.
"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 field of communication suffers from a dearth of theoretical discussion. King's book provides a feel for the diversity and evolution of communication as a field of study. " — Ted. J. Smith III