Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice (An Anthology)

2 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781891487507: Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice (An Anthology)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The eighth edition of Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice presents a collection of readings from the most well-known researchers and practitioners in the field. This comprehensive anthology spans a broad range of topics in communication theory, research, and practice. These include contemporary views of small groups, theories of group communication, group development and organization, group communication processes, group and team performance, group leadership, culture and diversity in groups, and methods for analyzing group communication.

New to the Eighth Edition:
New lead coeditor Randy Hirokawa (University of Iowa) brings a strong background in small group communication to the new edition, which features fourteen new and three updated chapters. New topics include:

* The bona fide group perspective
* The functional perspective
* Symbolic convergence theory
* Multiple sequence models of group development
* Virtual group communication
* New communication technologies
* Social influence processes in groups
* Counteractive influence and group leadership
* Characteristics of effective health care teams
* Sex, gender, and communication in groups
* Narrative analysis of group communication
* Methods for evaluating group communication

In addition, two new sections have been added: "Theories of Group Communication" and "Observing Group Communication," with three new chapters in each section. Thought-provoking introductions to each section provide internal cohesiveness and structure to the book.

Importantly, each reading offers its own individual introduction, which alerts readers to key points and integrates the selection into the larger themes of the section. These introductions serve as a "road map" as students travel through the ongoing intellectual developments, diverse views, and continuing debates that make the study of small group communication an exciting adventure.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Randy Y. Hirokawa is at University of Iowa. Robert S. Cathcart is at Queens College of the City University of New York (Emeritus). Larry A. Samovar is at San Diego State University.

Review:


"The editors have done a good job of updating the volume while at the same time retaining the best essays from earlier editions. The eighth edition is a balanced and coherent set of readings that will give students an excellent overall perspective on group communication."--Dennis S. Gouran, Pennsylvania State University


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780195330007: Small Group Communication: Theory & Practice: An Anthology

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0195330005 ISBN 13:  9780195330007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2003
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hirokawa, Randy Y. Henman, Linda D.
Published by Roxbury Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA (2003)
ISBN 10: 1891487507 ISBN 13: 9781891487507
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
a2zbooks
(Burgin, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Roxbury Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA, 2003. Softcover. Condition: New. 8th Edition. Book is New, In Excellent condition. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 5. Category: Business, Finance & Marketing; Communications & Media. ISBN: 1891487507. ISBN/EAN: 9781891487507. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1560771698. Seller Inventory # 1560771698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.85
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Randy Hiokawa, Robert Cathcart, Larry Sa
Published by Roxbury Pub Co (2003)
ISBN 10: 1891487507 ISBN 13: 9781891487507
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Roxbury Pub Co, 2003. Textbook Binding. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1891487507

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Randy Hiokawa; Robert Cathcart; Larry Samovar; Linda Henman
Published by Roxbury Pub Co (2003)
ISBN 10: 1891487507 ISBN 13: 9781891487507
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Roxbury Pub Co, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1891487507

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Hiokawa, Randy; Cathcart, Robert; Samovar, Larry; Henman, Linda
Published by Roxbury Pub Co
ISBN 10: 1891487507 ISBN 13: 9781891487507
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Roxbury Pub Co. TEXTBOOK BINDING. Condition: New. 1891487507 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.3061802

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Randy Hiokawa; Robert Cathcart; Larry Samovar; Linda Henman
ISBN 10: 1891487507 ISBN 13: 9781891487507
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-1891487507

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 105.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds