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Boxing Plato's Shadow : An Introduction to the Study of Human Communication

Boxing Plato's Shadow : An Introduction to the Study of Human Communication - 2nd edition

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Boxing Plato's Shadow : An Introduction to the Study of Human Communication - 2ND 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072508611

Michael Dues and Mary Brown

ISBN13: 978-0072508611
ISBN10: 0072508612
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2001
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Summary

Designed to introduce students to the academic discipline of Communication, this brief, supplementary text describes the scope and methods of Communication Study, and sketches its history from the work of the early sophists to contemporary research efforts. The authors address the subject inclusively, arguing that Communication Study is a sound social science, a humanity, and a practical art. Discussions of methods are balanced, including quantitative and qualitative social science, and modern and postmodern critical approaches. The book helps explain why, despite its long and venerable history of scholarly endeavor, Communication continues to struggle for recognition of its legitimate place in the academy. Throughout, the authors emphasize the field's durability over more than two millennia and the merits of multiple systematic approaches to the study of communication.

This book serves well in introductory Communication courses, and (as an overview) in methodology courses, and may also be useful for beginning graduate students as an orientation to the discipline.

Author Bio

Dues, Michael : University of Arizona


Brown, Mary : University of Arizona

Table of Contents

Foreword to Instructors
Note to the Students
Introduction

Chapter 1 The Beginning of Communication Study

A Market for Communication Knowledge and Skill
The Sophists
Plato's Shadow
Aristotle's Resolution
Boxing Plato's Shadow
Contributions of Plato and Socrates to the Study of Communication

Chapter 2 Communication Study from Aristotle's Time to the 20th Century

Rhetoric in Egypt and Rome
Rhetoric in Christian Europe
New Relevance for Rhetoric in England and the New World
Elocution
A Changing Academic World and the Birth of a New Discipline

Chapter 3 Humanistic Study of Communication in the 20th Century

Rhetorical Scholarship and the Practical Art of Speech
Rhetorical Theory Evolves
Hermeneutics and Postmodernism in Rhetorical Scholarship

Chapter 4 The Emerging Social Science of Communication Study

Social Science
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Science
Summary: The Nature of Social Science
Foundations of Social Science and Communication Study in the 19th Century
Early Scientific Study of Communications: 1920s to 1940s
Communication Research and World War II
The Growth of Communication Science after the War
Integrating Speech and Communication Study
Recent Trends in Communication Study

Chapter 5 Communication Study Today

The Value of Different Approaches
Challenges Facing Social Science
Challenges Facing Humanist Scholars
Areas of Specialization in Communication Research
Communication Study as Interdisciplinary Scholarship
Enduring Issues Confronting our Field
Communication Study and You

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Boxing Plato's Shadow : An Introduction to the Study of Human Communication - 3rd edition

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