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Inviting Transformation

Author : Sonja K. Foss
ISBN : 9781478608684
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The third edition of Inviting Transformation continues to offer a refreshing, innovative approach to public speaking, or what the authors call presentational speaking to acknowledge that not all important speaking occurs in formal public settings. The book introduces readers to invitational rhetoric, a mode of communicating that offers an effective response to the diversity that characterizes the world. In an invitational approach, speakers communicate not to win or to prove superiority but to clarify ideas and to achieve understanding for all participants in an interaction. Respect for the diversity of the world also is emphasized in the book in that the traditional speaking model has been expanded to include speaking options that characterize diverse cultural groups. For all of the processes of presentingsuch as selecting a speaking goal, organizing ideas, elaborating on ideas, and delivering the presentation the book includes and validates more inclusive speaking practices. Sample presentations reflect concepts presented in the text, providing clear and contemporary examples of the best invitational speaking practices. The exceptionally accessible writing style and reasonable price make this concise text attractive for students and instructors alike.

Gender Stories

Author : Sonja K. Foss
ISBN : 9781478608691
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Essential for anyone who seeks to understand the contemporary gender landscape, Gender Stories defines gender as the socially constructed meanings that are assigned to bodies. The book helps readers navigate issues of gender by introducing them to the ubiquitous gender binary, the problems with much of the research on gender differences, and the variety of gender stories in popular culture. At the heart of the book is a description of the process of becoming a gendered person through crafting and performing gender stories. Because each gender performance is unique, a virtually unlimited number of genders existsnot just two, as the gender binary would have us believe. The same multiplicity that characterizes the gender landscape characterizes the individual, who typically changes gender multiple times a day and across the lifespan. In Gender Stories, personal gender performances are framed within a philosophy of choice. Readers are encouraged to become more conscious of the choices they have in constructing their gender identities and to allow others the same choice by respecting their gender performances. Readers will easily find a place for themselves in the book, regardless of their views on gender, because one perspective on gender is not presented as the right one. Gender Stories affirms and legitimizes diverse perspectives as providing more comprehensive knowledge about gender for everyone.

Readings In Feminist Rhetorical Theory

Author : Karen A. Foss
ISBN : 1577664973
Genre : Social Science
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Encyclopedia Of Communication Theory

Author : Stephen W. Littlejohn
ISBN : 9781506319148
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With more than 300 entries, these two volumes provide a one-stop source for a comprehensive overview of communication theory, offering current descriptions of theories as well as the background issues and concepts that comprise these theories. This is the first resource to summarize, in one place, the diversity of theory in the communication field. Key Themes Applications and Contexts Critical Orientations Cultural Orientations Cybernetic and Systems Orientations Feminist Orientations Group and Organizational Concepts Information, Media, and Communication Technology International and Global Concepts Interpersonal Concepts Non-Western Orientations Paradigms, Traditions, and Schools Philosophical Orientations Psycho-Cognitive Orientations Rhetorical Orientations Semiotic, Linguistic, and Discursive Orientations Social/Interactional Orientations Theory, Metatheory, Methodology, and Inquiry

On Earth As It Is In Advertising

Author : Sam Van Eman
ISBN : 9781608994939
Genre : Religion
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Reveals how advertising attempts to mimic the gospel message by wrongly defining human identity and promising to fulfill essential human needs.

How The Way We Talk Can Change The Way We Work

Author : Robert Kegan
ISBN : 0787958662
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why is the gap so great between our hopes, our intentions, even our decisions-and what we are actually able to bring about? Even when we are able to make important changes-in our own lives or the groups we lead at work-why are the changes are so frequently short-lived and we are soon back to business as usual? What can we do to transform this troubling reality? In this intensely practical book, Harvard psychologists Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey take us on a carefully guided journey designed to help us answer these very questions. And not just generally, or in the abstract. They help each of us arrive at our own particular answers that can solve the puzzling gap between what we intend and what we are able to accomplish. How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work provides you with the tools to create a powerful new build-it-yourself mental technology.

Feminist Rhetorical Theories

Author : Karen A. Foss
ISBN : 1577664965
Genre : Social Science
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Feminist Rhetorical Theories offers feminist rhetorical theories developed from the works of nine feminist theorists who offer important insights into rhetoric and communication? Chris Kramarae, Bell Hooks, Gloria Anzaldua, Mary Daly, Starhawk, Paula Gunn Allen, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Sally Miller Gearhart, and Sonia Johnson. Each of the theories is explicated in terms of the nature of the world or the realm for rhetoric explicated by the theorist, the theorist's definition of feminism, the nature of the rhetor or the kind of agent the theorist sees as acting in the world, and the rhetorical options envisioned by the theorist as available to rhetors. The resulting theories of rhetoric, which are substantially different from traditional rhetorical theories, re-vision rhetoric and encourage scholars to rethink many traditional rhetorical constructs.

Changing The Food Game

Author : Lucas Simons
ISBN : 9781351285629
Genre : Business & Economics
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By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to grow to 10 billion. To feed everyone, we will have to double our food production, to produce more food in the next 40 years than in the whole of the last 6,000. Changing the Food Game shows how our unsustainable food production system cannot support this growth. In this prescient book, Lucas Simons argues that the biggest challenge for our generation can only be solved by effective market transformation to achieve sustainable agriculture and food production. Lucas Simons explains clearly how we have created a production and trading system that is inherently unsustainable. But he also demonstrates that we have reason to be hopeful – from a sustainability race in the cocoa industry to examples of market transformation taking place in palm oil, timber, and sugarcane production. He also poses the question: where next? Provocative and eye-opening, Changing the Food Game uncovers the real story of how our food makes it on to our plates and presents a game-changing solution to revolutionize the industry.

Skills For Academic And Career Success

Author : Dian Carroll
ISBN : 9781486014712
Genre : Study Aids
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Skills for Academic and Career Success focuses on the essential skills you need to be successful in your studies and in your future career. This original textbook aims to improve and enhance your study skills; it also introduces some important aspects of business and professional communication. An integrated approach is used to bring together these key fields of academic skills and business communication competency. The emphasis throughout the book is on practical, applied learning. It has been developed to complement Australian tertiary education curricula in the areas of study skills and professional communication and is designed to enhance learning outcomes for students within the Australian and Pan-Asian context.

Elements Of Speech Communication

Author : David M. Jabusch
ISBN : 0939693372
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Since its inception, The Elements of Speech Communication has been predicated on several beliefs about teaching and learning in communication. Good communication pedagogy combines insights gained from scholarship of all types as well as personal experience. Communication competence cannot be achieved by precept, it is a combination of understanding, sensitivity, skills, and ethical responsibility, and it is developed by a combination of theory, practice, and analysis. People understand and practice communication in many ways, and since the first edition of the book, the field of communication has expanded immensely its offering of useful concepts and ideas. This new edition has been affected by the growing literature in the field and by authors' expanding awareness of possibilities. Many of features that have always given The Elements of Speech Communication its character have been retained, so that the 'feel' of the book is about the same. Every chapter begins with a story or provocative allusion. Relevant photographs add interest and give pause for thought. And, of course, the image shifts, which have been unique to this book from its inception, still challenge students to look at the subject in new ways. To make the text easier the authors have added a complete glossary. A Collegiate Press book

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