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A Century of Communication Studies
The Unfinished Conversation

ISBN 9780415820363
Published October 24, 2014 by Routledge
320 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth of the field. Organized around themes and concepts that have enduring historical significance and wide appeal across numerous subfields of communication, A Century of Communication Studies bridges research and pedagogy, addressing themes that connect classroom practice and publication.

Published in the 100th anniversary year of the National Communication Association, this collection highlights the evolution of communication studies and will serve future generations of scholars as a window into not only our past but also the field’s collective possibilities.

Table of Contents

Introduction. A Brief History of the National Communication Association

Pat J. Gehrke & William M. Keith

  1. Discovering Communication: Five Turns toward Discipline and Association
  2. J. Michael Sproule

  3. Paying Lip Service to "Speech" in Disciplinary Naming, 1914-1954
  4. Gerry Philipsen

  5. The Silencing of Speech in the Late 20th Century
  6. Joshua Gunn & Frank E.X. Dance

  7. Epistemological Movements in the Field of Communication: An Analysis of Empirical and Rhetorical/Critical Scholarship
  8. James A. Anderson & Michael K. Middleton

  9. The Scholarly Communication of Communication Scholars: Centennial Trends in a Surging Conversation
  10. Timothy D. Stephen

  11. Sexing Communication: Hearing, Feeling, Remembering Sex/Gender and Sexuality in NCA
    1. Charles E. Morris III & Catherine Helen Palczewski

  12. Liberalism and its Discontents: Black Rhetoric and the Cultural Transformation of Rhetorical Studies in the 20th Century.
  13. Reynoldo Anderson, Marnel Niles Goins, & Sheena Howard

  14. A Critical History of the "Live" Body in Performance within the National Communication Association
  15. Tracy Stephenson Shaffer, John M. Allison Jr., & Ronald J. Pelias

  16. Listening Research in the Communication Discipline
  17. David Beard & Graham Bodie

  18. Conceptualizing Meaning in Communication Studies
  19. Brian L. Ott & Mary Domenico

  20. Communicative Meeting: From Pangloss to Tenacious Hope

Ronald C. Arnett

Afterword. What’s Next?

William F. Eadie

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Pat J. Gehrke is Associate Professor of Speech Communication & Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina. His research interests include the history of communication education, rhetorical theory, communication ethicsm and public political discourse.

William M. Keith is professor of Communication at the Univesrity of Wisconsin Milwaukee. His research interests include the history of public particpation in the United States, communication pedagogy and disciplinarity, and the rhetoric of science.