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Section 1: Discourse and Relationships 1. Structures of Discourse and Structures of Power Teun A. Van Dijk Commentaries: Power, Discourse, and Ideology: The Micropractices of Common Sense Leonard C. Hawes The Irrationality of Power Ruth Wodak 2. Coherence: A Meaningful Adhesive for Discourse Kathy Kellermann and Carra Sleight Commentaries: On Coherence Judgements and Their Multiple Causes: A View from the Message-Variable Paradigm James J. Bradac About Coherence Sally Jackson and Scott Jacobs 3. A Dialectical Analysis of the Tensions, Functions and Strategic Challenges of Communication in Young Adult Friendships William K. Rawlins Commentaries: Further Dialectics: Strangers, Friends, and Historical Transformations David R. Maines What is Friendship? A Hermeneutical Quibble Allen Scult 4. Second-Guessing Theory: Review and Extension Dean E. Hewes and Maudie L. Graham Commentaries: On Second-Guessing the Theory of Second-Guessing: A Comment Michael E. Roloff Second-Guessing Second-Guessing: Yet Another Comment Gerald R. Miller Section 2: Intercultural Relationships and Cultural Identity 5. Intercultural Communication Revisited: Conceptualisation, Paradigm Building, and Methodological Approaches Fred L. Casmir and Nobleza C. Asuncion-Lande Commentary: Ceterius Paribus in the Global Village: A Research Agenda for Intercultural Communication Theory Building William J. Starosta 6. Culture and the Development of Interpersonal Relationships William B. Gudykunst Commentaries: Uncertainty in Interpersonal Relationships: A Predicted Outcome Value Interpretation of Gudykunst’s Research Program Michael Sunnafrank Culture and Interpersonal Relationship Development: Some Conceptual Issues Stella Ting-Toomey 7. Cultural Identity and Modes of Communication Jan Servaes Commentaries: The Relationship Between Cultural Identity and Modes of Communication Cees J. Hamelink Poststructuralist Concepts in Culture and Communication Syed A. Rahim Section 3: Technology and Communication Systems 8. Issues and Concepts in Research on Computer-Mediated Communication Systems Ronald E. Rice Commentaries: Classifying Mediated Communication Systems Carrie Heeter Commentary on Issues and Concepts in Research on Computer-Mediated Communication Systems Jerome Johnston 9. Designing Communication Systems for Human Systems: Values and Assumptions of "Socially Open Architecture" Stephen R. Acker Commentaries: Interactions Communication Systems, Values, and the Requirement of Self-Reflection Eric S. Fredin Toward an Open Architecture and User-Centered Approach to Media Design Diana Gagnon Section 4: Media Cultural Studies 10. The Return of the "Critical" and the Challenge of Radical Dissent: Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, and American Mass Communication Research Hanno Hardt Commentaries: Cultural Studies: From Old World to New World Farrell Corcoran Critical Theory and Empirical Critique in Mass Communication Research: Some Methodological Considerations Slavko Splichal Section 5: Organizations and Gifts 11. One-Way Communication Transfers in Loosely Coupled Systems Larry Davis Bronwing and Sheila C. Henderson Commentaries: Social Indicators of One-Way Transfers in Organizations Kenneth E. Boulding One-Way Transfers and Organizational Cohesion Karl E. Weick and J. Douglas Orton