21st century communication a reference handbook /

"Following the sections that introduce the discipline and a number of different approaches to studying communication phenomena, [the editor has] divided communication study into four basic properties: 1) the different processes that people typically use to accomplish the task of communicating w...

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Corporate Author: Sage Publications, inc.
Other Authors: Eadie, William F., Sage eReference (Online service)
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, c2009.
Series: 21st century reference series (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
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Summary: "Following the sections that introduce the discipline and a number of different approaches to studying communication phenomena, [the editor has] divided communication study into four basic properties: 1) the different processes that people typically use to accomplish the task of communicating with each other (such as message creation, information processing, and identity construction); 2) the forms and types of communication (such as conversation, public speaking, interviewing, and decision making) that are commonly encountered in everyday life; 3) the characteristics (such as strategy, style, and the interplay of verbal and nonverbal codes) that a communicator must consider in creating messages; and 4) how communication changes depending on the nature of the relationships (such as familial, work, and romantic) that individuals build and maintain through these various processes, forms, and types and carefully or not so carefully constructed messages. [Also] a number of factors that influence how we communicate (such as gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and globalization), as well as a number of topics that could be considered to be both challenges and opportunities for communicators (such as communication competence, sexual harassment, deception, and bias)."--Editor's preface.
Item Description: Title from title screen (viewed 23 Nov. 2009).
Physical Description: 1 online resource : ill., digital, HTML, PDF.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781412964005 (e-book)
1412964008 (e-book)
9781412950305 (print)
1412950309 (print)
Access: Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.