- A contextual approach that makes theories easier to understand. Rather than offering an overwhelming list of theories, Questions of Communication provides context for each new concept--emphasizing that theory and practice are not opposites, but two elements of the process of learning.- Up-to-date coverage of current issues in communication theory. Questions of Communication gives students an up-to-date picture of the continually evolving world of communication theory, with coverage of intercultural communication, interpersonal persuasion, theories of public/civic journalism, the effects of race, gender, and power on communication, and the increasing importance of modern information technologies to the field of communication.- Practical applications, exercises, and review sections that reinforce theoretical concepts. In "Testing the Concepts" and "You, the Researcher" sections, Questions of Communication helps students question theories and gives them opportunities to test theoreticalimplications themselves. Review sections at the end of each chapter highlight theories, reinforce basic terms and concepts and suggest critiques of each theory.Veronica Ross is the author of 'Questions of Communication: A Practical Introduction to Theory', published 2001 under ISBN 9780312250805 and ISBN 0312250800.