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A Century of Transformation

Studies in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association

Edited by James W. Chesebro
Eastern Communication Association

Publication Date - March 2009

ISBN: 9780195386226

432 pages
Hardcover
7 1/2 X 9 1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $87.95

The only book of its kind, this landmark anthology celebrates the anniversary of communication as a formally organized professional academic discipline.

Description

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.

About the Author(s)

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.

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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