Communication and Social Understanding

Margaret Dick, Ellen Rigsby, Scott Schönfeldt-Aultman, Edward Tywoniak

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Summary: The overall framework of this book is shaped by three fundamental questions: what is the relationship between communication and metatheoretical assumptions; what is the relationship between communication and identity; what is the relationship between communication and culture? ... Each question is explored through different approaches to reading the same three artifacts, or texts, so that readers have a sense of the multiple meanings that are possible" -- p.1.

Introduction/ by Margaret K. Dick -- The metaphysics of meta-theory / by Edward E. Tywoniak -- Reading metatheoretical assumptions through ideological criticism / by Scott M. Schönfeldt-Aultmann -- Worldviews and gender: reading texts through the lens of feminist rhetorical criticism / by Margaret K. Dick -- Metaphoric practices of reading / by Ellen M. Rigsby -- Representations of sexuality: heteronormativity & queer possibilities / by Scott M. Schönfeldt-Aultmann -- Final reflection exercise.

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherKendall Hunt
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Communication
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

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