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Communication Theory : A Journey Through the Ages

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Communication Theory: A Journey Through the Ages presents communication theory as a journey through history by way of asking engaged questions. Informed by contemporary problems, students explore theory up close through their own engaged questions. Encouraging intellectual vitality, the authors show students step by step how theoretical ideas are interconnected and lead to an increasingly complex understanding of communication. The book is designed to enliven students' curiosity by showing how learning theory is directly connected to their lived experiences. Rather than presenting students with packaged answers, they will be motivated to ask questions as they encounter historical figures, social events and artifacts, resulting in a richer understanding of the biographical, cultural, and social context for communication theories.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • 2 black & white illustrations, 5 black & white tables, 12 black & white halftones, 10 black & white line drawings
  • 0765646765
  • 9780765646767

Table of contents

Table of Contents Chapter 1 The Wonder of Time Beginnings of communication theorizing as transformation. Mesopotamia and Egypt. Occult communication. Chapter 2 The Wonder of Polis Forming basis of society. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, sophists, Kenneth Burke, J. Habermas. Public communication. Rhetoric. Chapter 3 The Wonder of God Covenant with transcendent deity. St. Augustine, Aquinas, J. Peters.| Religious communication. Chapter 4 The Wonder of Body Corporeality and intersubjectivity. Desiderius Erasmus, E. Husserl, M. Merleau-Ponty, C. Geertz. Phenomenology and performance ethnography. Chapter 5 The Wonder of Mind Communication as mental substance. R. Descartes, G. H. Mead, L. Vygotsky, H. Lasswell, J. C. McCroskey. Chapter 6 The Wonder of Language Language as a means of communication. Semantics and pragmatics. J. Locke, A. Korzybski, I. Richards, S. Hayakawa; L. Wittgenstein, J. Searle | Chapter 7 The Wonder of Information Effective transmission of signals. Communication technologies. C.Shannon and N. Weaver, N. Wiener, M. McLuhan, G. Gerbner Chapter 8 The Wonder of Culture Shared patterns of communication and power dynamic. R. Williams, S. Hall, M. Foucault, J. Butler Chapter 9 The Wonder of Life Communication and the environment. Interspecies communication (e.g. human- animal). Ecological and ethical communication. I. Kant, E. Levinas, N. Luhman Chapter 10 The Wonder of Space Communication as human expansion on and outside of the Earth. Interstellar communication. E. Hall, H. Innis, M. Kaku
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