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Communication At A Distance

Author : David S. Kaufer
ISBN : 9781136477485
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book bridges an important gap between two major approaches to mass communication -- historical and social scientific. To do so, it employs a theory of communication that unifies social, cultural and technological concerns into a systematic and formal framework that is then used to examine the impact of print within the larger socio-cultural context and across multiple historical contexts. The authors integrate historical studies and more abstract formal representations, achieving a set of logically coherent and well-delimited hypotheses that invite further exploration, both historically and experimentally. A second gap that the book addresses is in the area of formal models of communication and diffusion. Such models typically assume a homogeneous population and a communication whose message is abstracted from the complexities of language processing. In contrast, the model presented in this book treats the population as heterogeneous and communications as potentially variable in their content as they move across speakers or readers. Written to address and overcome many of the disciplinary divisions that have prevented the study of print from being approached from the perspective of a unified theory, this book employs a focused interdisciplinary position that encompasses several domains. It shows the underlying compatibility between cognitive and social theory; between the study of language and cognition and the study of technology; between the postmodern interest in the instability of meaning and the social science interest in the diffusion of information; between the effects of technology and issues of cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity. Overall, this book reveals how small, relatively non-interactive, disciplinary-specific conversations about print are usefully conceived of as part of a larger interdisciplinary inquiry.

Intercultural Rhetoric And Professional Communication Technological Advances And Organizational Behavior

Author : Thatcher, Barry
ISBN : 9781613504512
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book explores the theory and practice of rhetoric and professional communication in intercultural contexts, providing a framework for translating, localizing, and internationalizing communications and information products around the world"--Provided by publisher.

Communication Studies

Author : Sky Marsen
ISBN : 9780230209169
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book is innovative and diverse in bringing together the main sub-topics of communication studies - text analysis, business communication, mass communication, the media industry and film. Drawing from popular culture examples, the book explains the concepts that guide the study of communication in all its forms.

Digital Literacy For Technical Communication

Author : Rachel Spilka
ISBN : 9781135236755
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Digital Literacy for Technical Communication helps technical communicators make better sense of technology’s impact on their work, so they can identify new ways to adapt, adjust, and evolve, fulfilling their own professional potential. This collection is comprised of three sections, each designed to explore answers to these questions: How has technical communication work changed in response to the current (digital) writing environment? What is important, foundational knowledge in our field that all technical communicators need to learn? How can we revise past theories or develop new ones to better understand how technology has transformed our work? Bringing together highly-regarded specialists in digital literacy, this anthology will serve as an indispensible resource for scholars, students, and practitioners. It illuminates technology’s impact on their work and prepares them to respond to the constant changes and challenges in the new digital universe.

Power And Privilege In The Learning Sciences

Author : Indigo Esmonde
ISBN : 9781317413141
Genre : Education
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Although power and privilege are embedded in all learning environments, the learning sciences is dominated by individual cognitive theories of learning that cannot expose the workings of power. Power and Privilege in the Learning Sciences: Critical and Sociocultural Theories of Learning addresses the ways in which research on human learning can acknowledge the influence of differential access to power on the organization of learning in particular settings. Written by established and emerging scholars in the learning sciences and related fields, the chapters in this volume introduce connections to critical and poststructural race theories, critical disability studies, queer theory, settler-colonial theory, and critical pedagogy as tools for analyzing dimensions of learning environments and normativity. A vital resource for students and researchers in the fields of learning sciences, curriculum studies, educational psychology, and beyond, this book introduces key literature, adapts theory for application in education, and highlights areas of research and teaching that can benefit from critical theoretical methods.

Ict And Language Learning

Author : M.-M. Kenning
ISBN : 0230517072
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is a study of how developments in information and communication technologies have affected language learning.

The Work Of Writing

Author : Clifford Siskin
ISBN : UOM:39015039923209
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mixing periods, genres, and genders, as well as crossing disciplinary and geographical borders - into sociology and communication theory and up through Scotland - The Work of Writing challenges the ways that we've known Literature - from the rise of the novel to the subjectivity of the lyric. It not only remembers previously excluded women writers, but it explains how Literature forgot them. The range of authors and links to the social will appeal to a wide audience, from specialists in the literature and history of those times and places (eighteenth-century scholars and Romanticists) to general readers already engaged by newly troubling technologies of their own.

Whitaker S Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015045631895
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Management Science

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ISBN : UOM:39015058752620
Genre : Industrial management
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Issues for Feb. 1965-Aug. 1967 include Bulletin of the Institute of Management Sciences.

Professing Literacy In Composition Studies

Author : Peter N. Goggin
ISBN : 1572737891
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