Communication: A Critical/Cultural Introduction

Author:   John T. Warren ,  Deanna L. Fassett
Publisher:   SAGE Publications Inc
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
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9781452217819


Pages:   296
Publication Date:   18 February 2014
Format:   Paperback
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Communication: A Critical/Cultural Introduction, Second Edition introduces communication theory, interpersonal communication, and public communication and culture through the lens of contemporary critical theory. John T. Warren and Deanna L. Fassett focus on public advocacy as a more meaningful way to approach public speaking through coverage of topics and issues that readers are most passionate about. By situating communication concepts and theories within contemporary and engaging cultural scenes, the book is much more than a survey of ideas - it demonstrates the power of communication in our everyday lives. This new edition enhances the book's focus on the connections between public advocacy and traditional public speaking, and the 2nd edition also includes two new chapters on listening and small group communication. New and updated examples have been added throughout the text, and new end-of-chapter questions and activities have been added to reinforce concepts and allow students to put their learning into practice. Key features include: Takes a critical/cultural approach: Students come to appreciate how communication occurs within the context of power and our different cultural locations Written in an engaging narrative style: The authors' own stories, and the narratives woven throughout each chapter, create a sense of relevance for the content Provides a focus on public advocacy: Connecting students' work to the process of being critical, active citizens, this feature shows how civic engagement can improve our communities Illustrated with contemporary examples: Theory and concepts are demonstrated through discussions of marriage equality, affirmative action, disability, and social media

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Author:   John T. Warren ,  Deanna L. Fassett
Publisher:   SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint:   SAGE Publications Inc
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Width: 20.30cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   0.570kg
ISBN:  

9781452217819


ISBN 10:   1452217815
Pages:   296
Publication Date:   18 February 2014
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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I believe students will relate extremely well to the writing. The fact that the authors offer up their stories gives this textbook a unique and welcomed quality that sets it above others. The text is accessible without being elementary, and the content is important and timely. I've been looking for a book that addresses the nuances of culture and takes a critical approach to communication, and I believe I've found it! -- Sandy Pensoneau-Conway I like that interpersonal communication is explained as communication between people who have some sort of stake in one another. I can't help but think of what a difference it would make if all of our students thought of communication in this way. In like manner, to frame interpersonal communication as the intersection of self, Other and culture is really useful... This book is making me think. -- Sarah Bonewits Feldner


I believe students will relate extremely well to the writing. The fact that the authors offer up their stories gives this textbook a unique and welcomed quality that sets it above others. The text is accessible without being elementary, and the content is important and timely. I've been looking for a book that addresses the nuances of culture and takes a critical approach to communication, and I believe I've found it! -- Sandy Pensoneau-Conway I like that interpersonal communication is explained as communication between people who have some sort of stake in one another. I can't help but think of what a difference it would make if all of our students thought of communication in this way. In like manner, to frame interpersonal communication as the intersection of self, Other and culture is really useful.... This book is making me think. -- Sarah Bonewits Feldner


I like that interpersonal communication is explained as communication between people who have some sort of stake in one another. I can't help but think of what a difference it would make if all of our students thought of communication in this way. In like manner, to frame interpersonal communication as the intersection of self, Other and culture is really useful... This book is making me think. -- Sarah Bonewits Feldner I believe students will relate extremely well to the writing. The fact that the authors offer up their stories gives this textbook a unique and welcomed quality that sets it above others. The text is accessible without being elementary, and the content is important and timely. I've been looking for a book that addresses the nuances of culture and takes a critical approach to communication, and I believe I've found it! -- Sandy Pensoneau-Conway


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John T. Warren (Late) was professor of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His major research and teaching centered in Communication Pedagogy, Performance Studies, and Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. He was the author of numerous books including Performing Purity: Whiteness, Pedagogy and the Reconstitution of Power; Casting Gender: Women and Performance in Intercultural Contexts; Critical Communication Pedagogy; and the SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction. He also authored articles for several education and communication studies journals, including Educational Theory, Communication Education, and Text and Performance Quarterly. Deanna L. Fassett is Department Chair and professor of communication pedagogy at San Jose State University where she has, since 2002, mentored her department's graduate student instructors. She is the author and editor of three other books: Coordinating the Communication Course: A Guidebook, Critical Communication Pedagogy, The SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction, and Communication: A Critical/Cultural Introduction, Second Edition. Her published research has appeared in a broad array of communication studies journals, including Basic Communication Course Annual, Communication Education, Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, and Text and Performance Quarterly.

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