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Communication
A Critical/Cultural Introduction

Second Edition
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February 2014 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This exciting text for the hybrid course introduces communication theory, interpersonal communication, and public communication and culture through the lens of contemporary critical theory. The book focuses on public advocacy as a more meaningful way to approach public speaking through coverage of topics and issues that students are most passionate about. By situating communication concepts and theories within contemporary and engaging cultural scenes, the book is much more than a survey of ideas—it demonstrates the power of communication in our everyday lives.
 
Preface
 
Part I: First Principles
 
1. Communication: A Cultural Introduction
 
2. Communication and Power: A Cultural History
 
3. Public Advocacy: Commitments and Responsibility
 
Part II: Communication Processes and Skills
 
4. Compassionate Critical Listening
 
5. Groups and Alliances in Culture
 
6. Identity and Perception
 
7. Language and Culture
 
Part III: Communication Contexts
 
8. Embodied Knowledge and Non-Verbal Communication
 
9. Language and Power in Our Cultural Lives
 
10. Interpersonal Relationships in Culture
 
11. Mediated Culture(s)
 
12. Communication as a Means of Social Action
 
Glossary
 
Index
 
About the Authors

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Instructor Resource Site

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It’s easy to log on to SAGE’s password-protected Instructor Teaching Site at http://edge.sagepub.com/warren2e for complete and protected access to all text-specific Instructor Resources for Communication: A Critical/Cultural Introduction, Second Edition, by John T. Warren and Deanna L. Fassett. Simply provide your institutional information for verification and within 72 hours you’ll be able to use your login information for any SAGE title!

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank  is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • Lecture notes and chapter outlines summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample syllabi—for semester and quarter classes—provide suggested models for instructors to use when creating the syllabi for their courses
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom activities and interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics. When relevant, related questions for discussion are included.
  • Web exercises direct both instructors and students to useful and current web sites, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics. 
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
SAGE’s course cartridges provide you with flexible, editable content in formats that import easily into your learning management system. Course cartridges include ­­test banks, PowerPoint® slides, and links to multimedia assets ­­to help you build an engaging, comprehensive course. SAGE’s course cartridges are compatible with many popular learning management systems.
Student Study Site

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Our Student Study Site at http://edge.sagepub.com/warren2e is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features, including something no other publisher offers: SAGE Journal articles!

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Web exercises direct you to useful and current web resources, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics. 
  • Sample speech videos, speech outlines, and speech transcripts demonstrate concepts in action and provide a starting point for course assignments.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.

“I like that interpersonal communication is explained as communication between people who have some sort of stake in one another. I can’t help but think of what a difference it would make if all of our students thought of communication in this way. In like manner, to frame interpersonal communication as the intersection of self, Other and culture is really useful…. This book is making me think.”

Sarah Bonewits Feldner
Marquette University

“I believe students will relate extremely well to the writing. The fact that the authors offer up their stories gives this textbook a unique and welcomed quality that sets it above others. The text is accessible without being elementary, and the content is important and timely. I’ve been looking for a book that addresses the nuances of culture and takes a critical approach to communication, and I believe I’ve found it!”

Sandy Pensoneau-Conway
Wayne State University

For a student, this textbook wording is very clear and the language simplified. Asking a student to read a section they felt the simple language allowed them to understand the terms a little bit better. The text demonstrates the power of communication in every day situations. Easy to follow and refer to. The discussion points can be set for classroom tasks or as a homework and then class starting activity. Great layout and this layout in bite size sections is not going to be daunting for the student or reader.

Mr Richard Francis Thompson King
Vocational Education, St. Helens College
August 31, 2018

Students will be able to read, digest and understand this book. It provides in-depth information which will help them understand the importance of advocacy, models of communication and how they can impact on the wider societal contemporary cultural issues.

Miss Ella Rachael Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
June 6, 2016

Interesting background reading for marketing and business and marketing students at final and postgraduate levels

Ms Elizabeth Lye
Business and Management, Sheffield Hallam University
January 15, 2015

I like the integration of current events and "everyday life" examples.

Professor Nikole Kochan
Communication Theatre Dept, Millersville University
January 12, 2015

This book is a good suplemetary read for students who are studyng management as part of their course. I found especially the cultural aspects of communication was very informative.

Mrs Donna O'Connor
Hair Beauty & Early Years, NWRC
January 6, 2015

great resource, timely and good to read.

Professor Sonia Lippke
Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, Jacobs University Bremen
December 17, 2014

Essential reading for any student studying business to gain an understanding of cultural aspects of communication.

Mr Daniel Russell
Business Management, Organisational Learning Centre
May 7, 2014

Chosen by team

Dr Laura Winn
Communications Dept, Florida Atlantic Univ-Boca
May 5, 2014

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ISBN: 9781452217819
£78.00