The Experience Of Human Communication

Autor: Frank J. Macke
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Communication Studies
ISBN: 9781611477931
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The Experience of Human Communication approaches everyday communication as a philosophical and psychological matter. Using insights from Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, and Foucault, Frank Macke stresses that human communication--and with it, the human body--is, first and foremost, a relational phenomenon involving friends and family.

Embodiment In The Semiotic Matrix

Autor: Isaac E. Catt
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Series in Communication Studies
ISBN: 9781611479768
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This book deepens our understanding of the human capacity to produce and share meaning by exploring the intersection of American pragmatism and European philosophy in the conscious experience of communication and culture, highlighting the contributions of C. S. Peirce, John Dewey, Gregory Bateson, and Pierre Bourdieu to communicology.

Communication Ethics And Crisis

Autor: S. Alyssa Groom
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1611474493
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This collection of essays extends the conversation on communication ethics and crisis communication to offer practical wisdom for meeting the challenges of a complex and ever-changing world. In multiple contexts ranging from the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and family to the political and public, moments of crisis call us to respond from within particular standpoints that shape our understanding and our response to crisis as we grapple with contested notions of "the good" in our shared life together. With no agreed-upon set of absolutes to guide us, this moment calls us to learn from difference as we seek resources to continue the human conversation as we engage the unexpected. This collection of essays invites multiple epistemological and methodological standpoints to consider alternative ways of thinking about communication ethics and crisis.

Being Single On Noah S Ark

Autor: Leonard Cargan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742559592
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Cargan provides a brief history of marriage and family life and the changes occuring in them between 1950 and 2005. This book further evaluates the stereotypes that are applied to singles, noting changes that have occured in these beliefs.

Communicology

Autor: Isaac E. Catt
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838641474
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This book offers a new way of thinking about communication that moves beyond normative perspectives. Exhibiting postmodern theory, communicology is an idea whose time has come. Working within the European human science tradition and the philosophy of American pragmatism, the authors included in this first anthology of its kind apply a synthesis of semiotics and phenomenology to the study of the cultural and social conditions of communicative praxis. Framed by the themes of human agency and efficacy, these essays focus on the realms of conscious experience in intrapersonal communicology (the self-domain), interpersonal communicology (self-other domain), social communicology (group-organization domain), and cultural communicology (group-to-group domain, including mass media and trans-cultural communication). It is the usual case in the social sciences that communication is ignored or treated as a means to more substantive ends. Moreover, much work within discourse study proceeds on implicit, deeply held, culturally embedded ontological and epistemological assumptions about communication that are positivistic. Hence, uncritical and non-reflexive approaches to communication and discourse prevail. This book provides an alternative to readers curious about the fundamental nature of human communication rather than viewing this phenomenon as the mere vehicle for referents or thoughts. A designation first introduced in the United States in the 1950's by founders of the International Communication Association, the term communicology is now used to define the parameters of a unique research endeavor. At its heart is the refusal of the dominant logos of discourse as the only legitimate expression of the humane. Broadly defined as the study of human discourse, this critical-interpretive approach interrogates the reversible, reciprocal, and reflexive nature of the "expressive and perceptive body," understood as the point of mediation between us and the cultural signs and codes of discourse in which we live. Communicology is a coherent theory and methodology that explores the existential ground from which subjectivity and intersubjectivity emerge as an embodied semiotic process. Thus, the paradigm exemplar of communicology is semiotic phenomenology, a synthetic logic of discourse that combines the wisdom and methodologies of two great human science traditions. The purpose of this book is to describe communicology by focusing on the core issues of agency and efficacy in human affairs. Most central to the book's theme is the idea that the signs and codes of which discourse consists impose constraints upon human agency and efficacy; yet signs and codes are also instrumental in our lives. Discourse constrains choice but is also the only means for its exercise of human potential. Above all, the authors in this collection know that communication is a possibility, not a probability, of human expression and information exchange. They expose the semiotic and phenomenological conditions upon which that possibility is actualized. About the Editors Deborah Eicher-Catt is Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University-York. Isaac E. Catt is author of over 100 academic papers and founding member and Fellow of the International Communicology Institute.

Making Publics Making Places

Autor: Mary Griffiths
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
ISBN: 1925261433
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This book focuses on the surprising generative possibilities which digital and smart technologies offer media consumers, citizens, institutions and governments in making publics and places, across topics as diverse as Twitter audiences, rural news, the elasticity of the public sphere, Weibo, cultural heritage and responsive spaces in smart cities. Multidisciplinary perspectives engage with critical questions in new media scholarship. General readers, curious about how technologies are enabling social, public and civic participation, will enjoy the book’s mix of fresh approaches and insights.

Ontologized Ethics

Autor: Elvis Imafidon
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739185047
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Ontologized Ethics is a collection of essays in meta-ethics with an emphasis on philosophical discourse in the African context. It focuses primarily on the extent to which metaphysical beliefs may or may not justify moral beliefs, thereby revisiting the issue of the ‘is-ought’ relationship.

Coarseness In U S Public Communication

Autor: Philip Dalton
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson
ISBN: 161147504X
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Proceeding from the assumption that all manner of public communication in the United States is becoming increasingly coarse, this book argues that shared cultural notions of decency are being eroded by market logic—a decision making calculus based solely upon the aggregate preferences of self-interested individuals.

Levinas S Rhetorical Demand

Autor: Ronald C. Arnett
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809335697
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"This book provides an introduction to the importance of Levinas's work and an explication of the manner in which the practicality of his insights can assist ethical judgment within the human community"--