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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 - (3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0072483901

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ISBN13: 978-0072483901
ISBN10: 0072483903
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Edition/Copyright: (3RD)04
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
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Boxing Plato's Shadow : An Introduction to the Study of Human Communication - (3RD)04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072483901

Michael Dues and Mary Brown

ISBN13: 978-0072483901
ISBN10: 0072483903
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: (3RD)04
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Designed to introduce students to the academic discipline of Communication, Boxing Plato's Shadow describes the scope and methods of communication studies, and sketches its history from the work of the early sophists to contemporary research efforts. The authors address the subject inclusively, arguing that communication studies 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. Boxing Plato's Shadow 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.

Author Bio

Dues, Michael : University of Arizona


Brown, Mary : University of Arizona

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Beginning of Communication Study

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, The Contribution of the Moors, Humanism, the Renaissance and the Printing Press, The Enlightenment and the Modern Concept of Communication, 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, The Neo-Aristotelian Approach, A Broader Scope of Communication Study, The Neo-Aristotelian Legacy, New Foundations for Contemporary Rhetorical Scholarship, Hermeneutics, Dramatism, Critical Theory, Postmodernism, Epistemics, Rhetorical Scholarship Today, Summary

Chapter 4. The Emerging Social Science of Communication

Social Science, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Social Science, Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, Summary: The Nature of Social Science, Foundations of Social Science and Communication Study in the 19th Century, Early Scientific Study of Communication: 1920s-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, Summary

Chapter 5. Communication Study Today and Tomorrow

Challenges Facing Social Scientists, Challenges Facing Humanist Scholars, The Challenge of Changing Technology, Areas of Specialization in Communication Research, Communication Study as Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Enduring Issues Confronting our Field, Communication Study and You

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