This text introduces the field of communication to students who may have little or no background in communication theory. The three overriding goals of the book are to help students understand the pervasiveness of theory in their lives, to demystify the theoretical process, and to help students become more systematic and critical in their thinking about theory.
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Richard West is a Professor of Communication at the University of Southern Maine. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio University and has been on the faculty in Maine since 1991. He is the author of several essays and articles pertaining to instructional communication and family communication. At the University of Southern Maine, he has been the recipient of the 1998 Outstanding Teacher Award at his university and the 1999 Outstanding Teacher-Scholar in Social Sciences. He serves as a journal reviewer for several communication journals and is the co-author of several texts (with Lynn Turner), including two editions of Perspectives on Family Communication (McGraw-Hill) and Gender and Communication(/i> (McGraw-Hill). His current research interests pertain to culture, sexual identity, and classroom teaching. His work has been featured in USA Today.
Lynn H. Turner teaches in the College of Communication at Marquette University. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1989. She is the author of several journal articles, books, and book chapters focused on communication studies. She is the recipient of the Marquette University College of Communication Research Award (1998), the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender’s Outstanding Book Award (1997) and Outstanding Article Award (2000). She is guest editor (with Richard West) for a special issue of the Journal of Family Communication and she serves on the editorial board of several communication journals. She is the Vice-President of Central States Communication Association and Past-President of the Family Division of the National Communication Association. Her current research interests include family communication, gendered communication, and communication and relationships.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX007294272X
Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11007294272X