Communication and community by Gregory J. Shepherd, Eric W. Rothenbuhler

By Gregory J. Shepherd, Eric W. Rothenbuhler

This certain quantity combines man made theoretical essays and experiences of unique study to deal with the interrelations of communique and group in a wide selection of settings. Chapters deal with interpersonal dialog and communal relationships; journalism agencies and political reporting; media use and neighborhood participation; verbal exchange types and replacement organisations; and machine networks and neighborhood development; between different subject matters. The contents supply man made literature experiences, philosophical essays, stories of unique learn, conception improvement, and feedback. whereas various in theoretical point of view and examine concentration, all of the chapters additionally offers its personal method of the perform of conversation and neighborhood. during this method, the booklet offers a recurrent thematic emphasis at the pragmatic outcomes of conception and learn for the actions of verbal exchange and dwelling jointly in groups. Taken as a complete, this assortment illustrates that communique and group can't be effectively analyzed in any context with no contemplating different contexts, different degrees of study, and different media and modes of verbal exchange. As such, it presents very important insights for students, scholars, educators, and researchers excited by conversation around the complete diversity of contexts, media, and modes.

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Communication and community

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It is used to control; it is freeing. It is the basis for democracy itself, or a cover for repression. Although some see community entering a new age of access, growth, and vitality, many others see it withering away. Communication, too, can be this, that, and the other thing. Communication is conceived as the necessary symbolic base of community, and, in the form of mass-produced entertainment as the number one distraction from community. Communication can be understanding, empathy, and relation; it can also be propaganda, ideology, and manipulation.

Martin 235 14 Why Localism? Communication Technology and the Shifting Scale of Political Community Andrew Calabrese 251 Author Index 271 Subject Index 279 Page ix Preface Concerns about community, the balancing of individual rights with social responsibilities, and the weighing of freedom and equality permeate nearly every aspect of American life. In marriages, neighborhoods, and workplaces, via face-to-face and mediated behaviors, we strive to “commune” and we long to separate; we make sense of our cooperative lives and we deny them; we bond and we break.

There are implications here for both theories of communication, and the contributions of communication scholars to the understanding of community. Sherianne Shuler’s chapter is an analysis of the emotional labor of 911 dispatchers. Required to be calm in the face of all emergencies, to offer the appropriate help to whomever calls, and to maintain an efficient organization, these workers are also people who must maintain selves and relations officially irrelevant to their nevertheless emotionally demanding labor.

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