Human Communication in Society Book

Human Communication in Society


  • Author : Jess K. Alberts
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN 10 : 0205029388

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Updated in its 3rd edition, Human Communication in Society is the only text to explore the interplay between the individual and society and its impact on communication. By understanding how the tensions among individual forces, societal forces, cultures, and contexts shape communication and meaning, readers become more ethical and effective communicators. Alberts, Nakayama, and Martin wrote Human Communication in Society to bring a comprehensive, balanced view to the study of human communication.

Communication in Society Book

Communication in Society


  • Author : Jess K. Alberts
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 0205627870

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Communication in Society explores communication in a larger, social context. Alberts, Martin and Nakayama developed a skills-based framework, to give the reader what they need to communicate effectively as individuals and as members of society. With a combined seventy years of communication studies experience, the authors provide the reader with a deeper understanding of communication theories and skills along with guidance on applying these skills across various settings with a primary focus on interpersonal and small group communication, as well as public speaking.

Complexity Perspectives on Language  Communication and Society Book

Complexity Perspectives on Language Communication and Society


  • Author : Àngels Massip-Bonet
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-10-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642328176

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Complexity Perspectives on Language Communication and Society Excerpt :

The “language-communication-society” triangle defies traditional scientific approaches. Rather, it is a phenomenon that calls for an integration of complex, transdisciplinary perspectives, if we are to make any progress in understanding how it works. The highly diverse agents in play are not merely cognitive and/or cultural, but also emotional and behavioural in their specificity. Indeed, the effort may require building a theoretical and methodological body of knowledge that can effectively convey the characteristic properties of phenomena in human terms. New complexity approaches allow us to rethink our limited and mechanistic images of human societies and create more appropriate emo-cognitive dynamic and holistic models. We have to enter into dialogue with the complexity views coming out of other more ‘material’ sciences, but we also need to take steps in the linguistic and psycho-sociological fields towards creating perspectives and concepts better fitted to human characteristics. Our understanding of complexity is different – but not opposed – to the one that is more commonly found in texts written by people working in physics or computer science, for example. The goal of this book is to extend the knowledge of these other more ‘human’ or socially oriented perspectives on complexity, taking account of the language and communication singularities of human agents in society. Our understanding of complexity is different – but not opposed – to the one that is more commonly found in texts written by people working in physics or computer science, for example. The goal of this book is to extend the knowledge of these other more ‘human’ or socially oriented perspectives on complexity, taking account of the language and communication singularities of human agents in society.

Theories of Human Communication Book

Theories of Human Communication


  • Author : Stephen W. Littlejohn
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 503
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478647102

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For over forty years, Theories of Human Communication has facilitated the understanding of the theories that define the discipline of communication. The authors present a comprehensive summary of major communication theories, current research, extensions, and applications in a thoughtfully organized and engaging style. Part I of the extensively updated twelfth edition sets the stage for how to think about and study communication. The first chapter establishes the foundations of communication theory. The next chapter reviews four frameworks for organizing the theories and their contributions to the nature of inquiry. Part II covers theories centered around the communicator, message, medium, and communication with the nonhuman. Part III addresses theories related to communication contexts—relationship, group, organization, health, culture, and society. “From the Source” contributions from theorists provide insight into the inspirations, motivations, and goals behind the theories. Online instructor’s resource materials include sample syllabi, key terms, exam questions, and text graphics. The theories include those important for their continuing influence in the field as well as emerging theories that encourage thinking about issues in new ways. For a reasonable price, readers are able to explore the patterns, trends, trajectories, and intricacies of the landscape of communication theory and will have an invaluable resource for future reference.

Human and Mediated Communication around the World Book

Human and Mediated Communication around the World


  • Author : Marieke de Mooij
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-10-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 425
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319012490

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This book is unique in the sense that it offers a comprehensive review and analysis of human communication and mediated communication around the world. This is one of the first attempts to do so in a systematic, comprehensive way. It challenges the assumption that Western theories of human communication and mass communication have universal applicability. It surveys the applicability of mass communication theories to other than Western cultures. The book explains the influence of culture on all forms of communication behavior, be it personal, mediated or mass communication. It presents communication theories from around the world, incorporating a vast body of literature from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. This updated information on important international perspectives that includes both interpersonal and mediated communication is presently not readily available in other sources. The book offers an integrated approach to understanding the working of electronic means of communication that are hybrid media combining human and mediated communication. These new media that are often presented as universal are even more culture-bound than the traditional media.

Communication in History Book

Communication in History


  • Author : David Crowley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 567
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317349396

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Updated in a new 6th edition, Communication in History reveals how media has been influential in both maintaining social order and as powerful agents of change. With revised new readings, this anthology continues to be, as one reviewer wrote, "the only book in the sea of History of Mass Communication books that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history". From print to the Internet, this book encompasses a wide-range of topics, that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history.

Information and Communication Technologies  Society and Human Beings  Theory and Framework  Festschrift in honor of Gunilla Bradley  Book

Information and Communication Technologies Society and Human Beings Theory and Framework Festschrift in honor of Gunilla Bradley


  • Author : Haftor, Darek
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2010-07-31
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609600594

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Information and Communication Technologies, Society and Human Beings: Theory and Framework addresses the extensive area of effects of ICT on human beings and the interaction between ICT, individuals, organizations, and society. This premier reference source features contributions from over 45 distinguished researchers from around the world, each presenting high quality research on Social Informatics, Human Computer Interaction, Organizational Behavior, and Macro-ergonomics. This unique publication is perfect for students, teachers, researchers, engineers, practitioners, managers, policy-makers, and media alike.

Internet and the Human Communication Book

Internet and the Human Communication


  • Author : Christina Kalaidzhieva
  • Publisher : Society Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 1774072300

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Internet and The Human Communication makes the readers aware with the various developments in the field of internet and how it has affected the communication processes among the humans impacting the speed and accuracy of communication in a major way. This book also discusses about History of internet, The theories of online communication, Cyber habitats and hedonism, The social cognitive theory related to the internet, Psychological implications of the internet, The online language and Friends on the internet and the influence of internet across the world.

Human Communication Theory and Research Book

Human Communication Theory and Research


  • Author : Robert L. Heath
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135677053

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Human Communication Theory and Research introduces students to the growing body of theory and research in communication, demonstrating the integration between the communication efforts of interpersonal, organizational, and mediated settings. This second edition builds from the foundation of the original volume to demonstrate the rich array of theories, theoretical connections, and research findings that drive the communication discipline. Robert L. Heath and Jennings Bryant have added a chapter on new communication technologies and have increased depth throughout the volume, particularly in the areas of social meaning, critical theory and cultural studies, and organizational communication. The chapters herein are arranged to provide insight into the breadth of studies unique to communication, acknowledging along the way the contributions of researchers from psychology, political science, and sociology. Heath and Bryant chart developments and linkages within and between ways of looking at communication. The volume establishes an orientation for the social scientific study of communication, discussing principles of research, and outlining the requirements for the development and evaluation of theories. Appropriate for use in communication theory courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, this text offers students insights to understanding the issues and possible answers to the question of what communication is in all forms and contexts.

Perspectives on Human animal Communication Book

Perspectives on Human animal Communication


  • Author : Emily Plec
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415640053

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This book represents early and prominent forays into the subject of human-animal communication from a Communication Studies perspectives, an effort that brings a discipline too long defined by that fallacy of division, human or nonhuman, into conversation with animal studies, biosemiotics, and environmental communication, as well as other recent intellectual and activist movements for reconceptualizing relationships and interactions in the biosphere.

Human Communication Technology Book

Human Communication Technology


  • Author : R. Anandan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-10-25
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119752158

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HUMAN COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY A unique book explaining how perception, location, communication, cognition, computation, networking, propulsion, integration of federated Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) and digital platforms are important components of new-generation IoRT applications through continuous, real-time interaction with the world. The 16 chapters in this book discuss new architectures, networking paradigms, trustworthy structures, and platforms for the integration of applications across various business and industrial domains that are needed for the emergence of intelligent things (static or mobile) in collaborative autonomous fleets. These new apps speed up the progress of paradigms of autonomous system design and the proliferation of the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT). Collaborative robotic things can communicate with other things in the IoRT, learn independently, interact securely with the world, people, and other things, and acquire characteristics that make them self-maintaining, self-aware, self-healing, and fail-safe operational. Due to the ubiquitous nature of collaborative robotic things, the IoRT, which binds together the sensors and the objects of robotic things, is gaining popularity. Therefore, the information contained in this book will provide readers with a better understanding of this interdisciplinary field. Audience Researchers in various fields including computer science, IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics.

Communication and the Human Condition Book

Communication and the Human Condition


  • Author : W. Barnett Pearce
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 0809314126

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Starting with the premise that we live in communication (rather than standing outside communication and using it for secondary purposes), Pearce claims that people who live in various cultures and historical epochs not only communicate differently but experience different ways of being human because they communicate differently. This century, he notes, ushered in the "communication revolution," the discovery that communication is far more important and central to the human condition than ever before realized. Essential to the communication revolution is the recognition that multiple forms of discourse exist in contemporary human society. Further, these forms of discourse are not benign; they comprise alternative ways of being human. Thus communication theory must encompass all that it "means to live a life, the shape of social institutions and cultural traditions, the pragmatics of social action, and the poetics of social order."

Critical Communication Studies Book

Critical Communication Studies


  • Author : Hanno Hardt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-02-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134910311

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The development of communication studies has been a lively process of adoption and integration of theoretical constructs from Pragmatism, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Critical Communication Studies describes the intellectual and professional forces that have shaped research interests and formed alliances in the pursuit of particular goals. Hanno Hardt reflects on the need to come to terms with the role of history in academic work and locates the intellectual history within the context of competing social theories. The book provides a substantive foundation for understanding the field and will be a major text in all courses dealing with communication history and theory.

Sociobiology of Communication Book

Sociobiology of Communication


  • Author : Patrizia d'Ettorre
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-08-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191550850

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Communication is essential for all forms of social interaction, from parental care to mate choice and cooperation. This is evident for human societies but less obvious for bacterial biofilms, ant colonies or flocks of birds. The major disciplines of communication research have tried to identify common core principles, but syntheses have been few because historical barriers have limited interaction between different research fields. Sociobiology of Communication is a timely and novel synthesis. It bridges many of the gaps between proximate and ultimate levels of analysis, between empirical model systems, and between biology and the humanities. The book offers the complementary approaches of a distinguished group of authors spanning a large diversity of research programs, addressing, for example, the genetic basis of bacterial communication, dishonest communication in insect societies, sexual selection and network communication among colonial vertebrates. Other chapters explore the role of communication in genomic conflict and self-organisation, and how linguistics, psychology and philosophy may ultimately contribute to a biological understanding of human mate choice and the evolution of human societies. This highly interdisciplinary book highlights key examples of modern research to explore the genetic, neurobiological, physiological, chemical and behavioural basis of social communication. It identifies where consensus on the general principles is emerging and where the major future challenges are to be found. The book is therefore suitable for both for graduate students and professionals in evolutionary biology and behavioural ecology seeking novel inspiration, and for a wider academic audience, including social and medical scientists who would like to explore what evolutionary approaches can offer to their fields.

A Complex Systems Perspective of Communication from Cells to Societies Book

A Complex Systems Perspective of Communication from Cells to Societies


  • Author : Anamaria Berea
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-03-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789857795

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This book is an interdisciplinary effort to understand the evolution of communication from cells to societies, both in living organisms and in non-living ones, such as designed or emergent systems from socio-technological innovations (i.e., digital communication, institutional communication). It aims to provide better understanding of the universal versus contextual patterns of communication that we can potentially classify and identify if we look deeper into the history and evolution of this phenomenon at large. Novel research from a variety of disciplines, such as information theory, biology, linguistics, culture and social science that take a complex perspective is being explored, for an integrated understanding of what communication is at a fundamental level.