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The main widely-used textbook for the verbal exchange conception path, a primary examine verbal exchange concept analyzes the most important communique theories at a degree that's acceptable for either reduce- and upper-level classes. The theories represented within the textual content replicate a mixture of foundational and up to date scholarship and strike a stability of clinical and interpretive methods.

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Theories of communication as practical: J. Kevin Barge, “Practical Theory as Mapping, Engaged Reflection, and Transformative Practice,” Communication Theory, Vol. 11, 2001, pp. 5–13. Integration of scientific and humanistic theories: Karl Erik Rosengren, “From Field to Frog Ponds,” Journal of Communication, Vol. 43, No. 3, 1993, pp. 6–17. Multidimensional view of theory: James A. Anderson and Geoffrey Baym, “Philosophies and Philosophic Issues in Communication, 1995–2004,” Journal of Communication, Vol.

70, 2003, pp. 275–294. com. indd Page 25 CHAPTER 1/3/11 8:37 AM user-f469 /Volumes/208/MHSF234/gri34307_disk1of1/0073534307/gri34307_pagefile 3 Weighing the Words In Chapter 2 we looked at two distinct approaches to communication theory— objective and interpretive. Because the work of social scientists and interpreters is so different, they often have trouble understanding and valuing their counterparts’ scholarship. This workplace tension parallels the struggle between ranchers and farmers in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical Oklahoma!

In an impassioned plea, British author C. S. Lewis exposes the paradox of stripping away people’s freedom and yet expecting them to exercise responsible choice: In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. 11 Lewis assumes that significant decisions are value laden; interpretive scholars would agree. indd Page 19 12/01/11 8:06 AM user-f469 /Volumes/208/MHSF234/gri34307_disk1of1/0073534307/gri34307_pagefiles CHAPTER 2: TALK ABOUT THEORY 19 THE HIGHEST VALUE: OBJECTIVITY OR EMANCIPATION?

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