A Century of Transformation

A Century of Transformation : Studies in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association

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A Century of Transformation: Studies in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association celebrates the anniversary of communication as a formally organized professional academic discipline. To mark this occasion, the Eastern Communication Association has compiled a volume of essays examining the many different aspects of the discipline, its history, and its future. The only book of its kind, this landmark anthology covers a multitude of topics, including approaches to studying communication, reviews of the current status of the discipline's major branches, and transformations that the field has experienced throughout its 100-year history. Edited by James W. Chesebro, this volume contains essays written by venerable researchers and professors, alongside selections from some of the field's upcoming leaders. Intended to serve as an analysis of both the past and future of the communication discipline, A Century of Transformation is a valuable resource for capstone courses in communication. It is also captivating reading for anyone interested in the history, growth, and development of the discipline.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 861.82g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 12 illus.
  • 0195386221
  • 9780195386226

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION ; 1. The History of the Eastern Communication Associations, Its 100th Anniversary, and This 100th Anniversary Volume, James W. Chesebro ; PART ONE: APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF COMMUNICATION ; 2. Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Lester C. Olson ; 3. Communication Theory and Research, Andrew S. Rancer and Theodore A. Avtgis ; 4. Applied Communication Theory and Research, Dan O'Hair, Nicole A. Ploeger, and Scott D. Moore ; 5. Performance Studies: Theory, Research, and Criticism, Kristin M. Langellier and Elizabeth Ellen Bell ; 6. Communibiology: Theory and Applied Implications, James C. McCroskey and Michael J. Beatty ; PART TWO: COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS-STATE OF THE ARTS REVIEWS ; 7. Political Communication, Judith S. Trent and Robert V. Friedenberg ; 8. Small Group Communication, Dennis S. Gouran ; 9. Argumentation and Debate, Michael H. Bauer, Kelly M. Young, and John Fritch ; 10. Interpersonal Communication, Deborah Borisoff, Pamela Cooper Hoel, and David T. McMahan ; 11. Health Care Communication, Linda Lederman ; 12. Mass Communication, The Media Perspective, and Media Ecology, Gary Gumpert ; 13. Intercultural and Intracultural Communication, Ronald L. Jackson II ; 14. Freedom of Expression, Susan Drucker ; 15. Communication Education and Instructional Development, Virginia Peck Richmond and Ann Bainbridge Frymier ; 16. Communication Apprehension, James C. McCroskey ; PART THREE: FROM THE PAST AND PRESENT TO THE FUTURE-BUILDING AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE THROUGH CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATIONS ; 17. Transformations Created by Digital Communication Technologies, James W. Chesebro and Michael E. HolmesR ; 18. Transformations Created by Research, Mark Hickson III ; 19. Keeping the Faith: On Being a Teacher-Scholar in the 21st Century, Jane Blankenship, Janette Kenner Muir, and Dan F. Hahn ; Contributors ; Index
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About Eastern Communication Association

The Eastern Communication Association is the oldest professional communication association in the United States. Established in 1910, it is a service-oriented organization with a history of achievement in research, criticism, communication theory, and excellence in teaching.

James W. Chesebro is Distinguished Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University.
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