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Communication

A Critical/Cultural Introduction (Third Edition)
Deanna L. Fassett, John T. Warren, and Keith Nainby
©2018, 318 pages
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    The third edition of Communication: A Critical/Cultural Introduction provides a comprehensive, yet focused, overview of communication theory, interpersonal communication, and public communication and culture through the lens of contemporary critical theory. The text shows how we produce our world through communication, challenging us to explore power, ideology, and diversity through daily interactions, both public and private.

    The book begins with explanations of how communication relates to culture and power, how to distinguish between representative and constitutive communication, and how to build a message for an audience with an emphasis on social advocacy. Later chapters explore the responsibilities of speakers and listeners, alliance-building, the application of communication theory in the study of identity and perception, the relationship between language and culture, nonverbal communication, and more. The text closes with a discussion of communication as a means of social action, encouraging readers to use communication as a foundation for the advancement of issues that matter most to them.

    Dr. Keith Nainby is a professor of communication and chair of the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Stanislaus. His publications include chapters in The SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction and The Invisibility Factor: Administrators and Faculty Reach Out to First-Generation College Students, as well as journal articles in Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, Language and Intercultural Communication, and Educational Foundations.
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    “I have been searching for a text that situates public speaking within the field of communication studies in a way that is relevant to undergraduate students not yet immersed in their major programs and not yet highly integrated in the world around them. Communication: A Critical/Cultural Introduction effectively examines public communication as public advocacy and introduces students to the democratic ideal of personal responsibility for the quality of our lives and those around us. I am relieved to find this approach in our current global and political climate.”
    Shelley-Jean Bradfield, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Central College

    “Students of today’s sometimes-divisive culture will appreciate learning through the lens of culture and critical thinking. They might not realize it at first, but as their skills grow, students will expand their minds as well as their ability to communicate with civility and humility.”
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