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Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Galvin, Kathleen M., Cooper, Pamela J.
The fourth edition of Making Connections has been updated, expanded, and reorganized to reflect the changing field of relational communication. New essays address emerging topics--including anti-comforting messages, friendship in urban tribes, and discourse-dependent families--while a new section on the "dark side" of communication features articles on such topics as lying and irresolvable conflicts. Three new essays in the technology section reflect current thinking on Internet-based interpersonal relationships; communication norms in an online support group; and how student use of technology challenges existent communication theories. This edition also adds a complete subject index and is accompanied by an Instructor's Manual. Continuing the successful tradition and framework of previous editions, the fourth edition of Making Connections: * Employs the "lenses" of gender, family, and culture to view and make sense of relational communication * Offers a well-rounded discussion of the links between basic communication competencies and relationships * Features a developmental approach in terms of initiating, sustaining, and ending relationships * Reflects direct applications of relational issues within contexts of family, friendship, and technology * Explores issues relating to computer-mediated communication and new technologies in everyday lifeGalvin, Kathleen M. is the author of 'Making Connections Readings in Relational Communication', published 2006 under ISBN 9780195330649 and ISBN 0195330641.
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