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Being Made Strange

Offers a revised understanding of human subjectivity that avoids the extremes of both traditional humanism and cultural relativism.

For Better or Worse?

Investigates the effects of political consultants on American democracy.

Talking Problems

Presents a theory of discursive co-construction of problems, or how characters are portrayed in the telling of events.

Experiences between Philosophy and Communication

Leading scholars address the work of American philosopher Calvin O. Schrag.

Communication Best Practices at Dell, General Electric, Microsoft, and Monsanto

Highlights successful communication practices at Dell, General Electric, Microsoft, and Monsanto.

Metaphor and Knowledge

Analyzing the power of metaphor in the rhetoric of science, this book examines the use of words to express complex scientific concepts.

Writing Power

Adds to our understanding of the powerful nature of texts and writing.

The Idea of Identification

Drawing on examples from contemporary life, Woodward explores rhetorical conditions that create powerful moments of identification.

Moments of Meeting

Tells the story of the relationship between two of the last century's foremost scholars of dialogue, philosopher Martin Buber and psychotherapist Carl Rogers.

Counterpublics and the State

Explores antagonistic encounters between people, both individuals and groups, and governments.

Culture, Technology, Communication

Provides cross-cultural perspectives on computer-mediated communication.

Alternative Rhetorics

Challenges the traditional rhetorical canon.

If Life Is a Game, How Come I'm Not Having Fun?

Advocates applying a spirit of play to everyday life.

Primal Scenes of Communication

Proposes a new theory of communication called "comparative media theory. "

Spurious Coin

Offers a narrative history of technical writing as a cultural practice and the system of scientific knowledge it controls.

Acts of Arguing

Approaches recent innovations in argumentation theory from a primarily rhetorical perspective.

Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age

Offers insight and practical guidance for people interested in improving their interpersonal relationships in an age of rampant cynicism.

One-Sided Arguments

A practical manual for evaluating bias that will be useful to anyone who has to deal with arguments, whether in academic reading or writing, or in everyday conversation.

Order Without Rules

Questions whether the logic of language underlying Habermas's theory of communicative action is in fact the defining feature of conversational practice.

Images of the U.S. around the World

Examines how peoples of other nations perceive the U.S., how media of other nations portray the U.S., and how exported media products impact the U.S. image around the world.

Kenneth Burke and the 21st Century

Kenneth Burke was an influential thinker, literary critic, and rhetorician in the transition between the 20th and 21st centuries. This volume, edited by an influential Burkean scholar, addresses the question: Who was Burke and how can his work be helpful to those who must face new problems and challenges?

User-Centered Technology

Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective.

The Mate Relationship

Provides research applications of a rules theory of mate relationships to several American cultures and two non-American cultures.

Electronic Discourse

Investigates the new world of computer conferencing and details how writers use language when their social interaction is exclusively enacted through text on screens.

Emerging Theories of Human Communication

Summarizes the important and promising emerging theories of human communication.

The Martin Buber - Carl Rogers Dialogue

A corrected and extensively annotated version of the sole meeting between two of the most important figures in twentieth-century intellectual life.

Developing Communication Theories

Leading scholars present the principal findings and conclusions of a long-term program of research into the nature and dynamics of human communication.

Bookend

Enacts and evokes the changes and creative possibilities emerging from contemporary literary technologies (electronic media).

Appeal to Pity

A useful contribution to theories of argumentation and public address criticism, this book uses a pragmatic approach to understanding conversation as a way of elucidating the use of appeals to pity and sympathy.

Memory, Identity, Community

This multidisciplinary volume documents the resurrection of the importance of narrative to the study of individuals and groups and argues that narrative may become a lingua franca of future debates in the human sciences.

Rhetorical Hermeneutics

Examines the nature of rhetorical theory and criticism, the rhetoric of science, and the impact of poststructuralism and postmodernism on contemporary accounts of rhetoric.

Theory, Text, Context

Leading scholars of classical rhetoric address contemporary topics in Greek rhetoric and oratory.

Conflict Resolution

Reviews classic and contemporary theories of conflict, focusing on five main ways people try to resolve their conflicts--coercion, negotiation, adjudication, mediation, and arbitration.

Self and Deception

Distinguished scholars discuss the problem of self-deception, or rather, self and deception.

American Patriotism in a Global Society

Argues that the transformation of our world into a global society is causing a resurgence of tribalism at the same time that it is inspiring the ideology of political holism and global interdependence.

Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty-First-Century University

This book explores the various ways in which computer networking, and more specifically the Internet, is changing the practices, the structure, and the products of academic scholarship. It considers research, ...

The Theory and Practice of Political Communication Research

Provides insight into the world of political communication through its explication of theory and research methodology.

Watershed Research Traditions in Human Communication Theory

Focuses on and presents watershed research traditions in human communication (interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication).

Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women

This book deals with women in political power during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Catherine de Medici, Mary II) and about the gender-based stereotypes that were produced rhetorically about them.

Warranting Assent

This book is a book about how individuals decide that arguments (or excuses) are valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak, ethical or unethical, with many examples and applications.

Rethinking Knowledge

This is an exploration of modernism and postmodernism in regard to knowledge: methods of inquiry, operations of the mind, the role of values, conceptions of self, and the problematic of reason.

Recovering Pragmatism's Voice

This book focuses on what pragmatism tells us about the nature and function of communication. Its goals are to recover a singular voice of pragmatism, and to identify and develop alternative methods and ...

The Influentials

Although opinion leadership has been the subject of numerous studies, in areas ranging from politics to fashion and in many societies and cultures, The Influentials represents the first systematic analysis ...

New Approaches to Organizational Communication

New Approaches to Organizational Communication brings together three major conceptual developments. First, it sheds new light on standards used to evaluate processes and practices of organizational communication. ...

Writing With

This collection of essays on diverse issues in collaborative work illuminates the next direction for the study and practice of collaboration in classrooms and research projects. The essays probe more ...

Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection

This new edition provides the latest on controversies surrounding the presidential selection process. The text is two-thirds new material, with new articles by John F. Bibby, Robert D. Brown, Emmett H. ...

Interpretive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication

This groundbreaking book presents conceptual, theoretical, and applied chapters demonstrating the strengths of interpretive approaches in the study of interpersonal communication. It extends our understanding ...

High-Speed Management and Organizational Communication in the 1990s

High-Speed Management and Organizational Communication in the 1990s provides a unique, systematic, and practical treatment of the role communication plays in the new organizations. It treats organizational ...

Interpersonal Communication in Friend and Mate Relationships

A concentration on communication processes is essential to sorting out fundamental problems in interpersonal relationships. This book provides a general theory of the role of communication in interpersonal ...

Political Communication

Using the theatric metaphors of a passion play in Poland, simultaneous ethnic dramas in Yugoslavia, a heroic poem in Armenia, and a bunraku puppet play in the People's Republic of China, the authors of ...

Speaking Culturally

Speaking Culturally presents case studies of two cultures, focusing on how speaking is thematized and enacted in each. The Teamsterville culture is drawn from the author's studies of the spoken life of ...

Plausible Argument in Everyday Conversation

This book provides a practical and accessible way of evaluating good and bad arguments used in everyday conversations by applying normative models of dialectical (interactive) argumentation, where two ...

The Strategic Defense Initiative

Through an analysis of the language and persuasive strategies used by the Reagan and Bush administrations in selling the SDI program to the Congress and the American public, Bjork takes a fresh approach ...

A New Beginning

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 ...

Rhetoric and Civility

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 ...

Human Communication as a Field of Study

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 ...

Letting Go

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 ...

Cognitive Foundations of Calculated Speech

In Cognitive Foundations of Calculated Speech, Robert E. Sanders shows that whether one communicates to get a response or to make one, the cognitive problem is the sameā€”to calculate whether intended ...

Communication in Interpersonal Relationships

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 ...

Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker

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 ...