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Today, undergraduate students are more familiar with others cultures than ever before because of the media, Internet, local diversity, and their own travels abroad. As such, traditional intercultural communication textbooks which focus solely on the ‘differences’ approach aren’t truly effective for today’s students, or for this area’s growth. By including a social constructionist approach – which explores how culture is constructed and produced in the moments in which it is experienced – “Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture in Everyday Interaction” provides today’s undergraduate students with a fuller understanding of how culture and communication affect and effect each other. “Inter/Cultural Communication” improves upon current textbooks in four significant ways: provides a differences approach and a social constructionist approach; explores the consequences of cultural moments on immediate communication and on larger scale social issues; is descriptive, not prescriptive, of how culture is communicated; and, introduces intercultural topics, rather than interpersonal topics, to undergraduate students.
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Anastacia Kurylo (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She teaches courses in Interpersonal Communication, Advanced Interpersonal Communication Theory, Gender and Communication, Organizational Communication, Principles and Theories of Communication, Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Stereotypes and Communication. In her twelve years of teaching she has taught at numerous colleges including Borough of Manhattan Community College, Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, Pace University, Rutgers University, and St. John’s University. Her research interests include the examination of stereotypes communicated in interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational contexts and the implications of these for stereotype maintenance. She also studies pedagogy and mentorship as well as emotion and culture. She has published five teaching activities, four book chapters, a recent interdisciplinary article on stereotypes published in Qualitative Research in Psychology, and her blog TheCommunicatedStereotype.com. She is currently writing The Communicated Stereotype: From Media to Everyday Talk to be published with Lexington Press. She is a former President of the New Jersey Communication Association and serves as a reviewer or Editorial board member for several journals and associations. She enjoys spending time with her family, creating mosaics, eating in cafes, and working on research with her students.
Analyzing Media Messages is a primer for learning the technique of systematic, quantitative analysis of communication content. Rich with examples of recent and classic applications, it provides solutions to problems encountered in conducting content analysis, and it is written so that students can readily understand and apply the techniques. This thoroughly revised third edition includes current and engaging examples for today’s students, in addition to a number of historically important cases. It emphasizes communication of visual imagery and studies of advertising content. Resources on the book’s companion website provide additional materials for students and instructors, including existing protocols, web links, and a bibliography of content analysis methods articles. This volume is intended for use as a primary text for content analysis coursework, or as a supplemental text in research methods courses. It is also an indispensable reference for researchers in mass media fields, political science, and other social and behavioral sciences.
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Daniel Riffe is Richard Cole Eminent Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill and editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. His research examines mass communication and environmental risk, political communication, and research methodology. Before joining UNC-Chapel Hill, he was Presidential Research Scholar in the Social and Behavioral Sciences at Ohio University. Stephen Lacy is a professor in the Michigan State University School of Journalism, where he has worked since 1985. He has co-edited two other books and served as co-editor of the Journal of Media Economics. Frederick G. Fico has been a faculty member in the Michigan State University School of Journalism since 1982. He is a specialist in content analysis, and his research specialty is news coverage of conflict, including elections, and how reporters use sources, particularly women and minorities. His research explores the implications of empirical findings for the values of fairness, balance and diversity in reporting.
Get ahead in your personal and professional life with crowd-pleasing communication skills Packed with advice on improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills alike, Communication Essentials For Dummies is a comprehensive, approachable guide to communication no one should be without. Utilising a core range of simple skills, this friendly guide shows you how easy it is to communicate effectively. You’ll find out how to listen actively, establish rapport, communicate with credibility, manage communication in difficult situations and converse with ease using modern technology ? and lots more. Great communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, but for those who tend to get a bit tongue-tied under pressure or just have a hard time asserting themselves, voicing thoughts coherently and confidently can be a sweat-inducing experience. Here, expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke takes the intimidation out of communication by sharing her top tips for successful communication in any situation. * Discover how to get ahead in the workplace by mastering your communication skills * Realise the benefits of active listening and the value of establishing rapport * Understand how the use of effective communication skills can help you secure a new job offer * Recognise how to use effective communication to negotiate your way to personal and professional success Whether you’re looking to climb the corporate ladder, take on a new professional challenge or just want to improve your communication skills in personal and professional relationships, Communication Essentials For Dummies will have you listening, voicing and articulating your way to success in no time.
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Elizabeth Kuhnke is an Executive Presence Coach and managing director and founder of Kuhnke Communication a company that tailors communication coaching programmes and workshops to individuals and teams around the world.
comprehensive overview of persuasion theory Persuasion: Social Influence and Compliance Gaining first helps students understand established theories and models of persuasion. It then encourages them to develop and apply general conclusions about persuasion in real-world settings. The 5th edition explores how social media continues to be a form of influence, but it also looks at grassroots movements, such as the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, and traditional forms of persuasion, such as advertising, marketing, and political campaigning. This text is available in a variety of formats – print and digital. Check your favorite digital provider for your eText, including CourseSmart, Kindle, Nook, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Understand how persuasion works * Discuss the impact culture has on persuasion * Understand and identify key differences among persuasion, propaganda, and manipulation