Communication Yearbook 27 is devoted to publishing state-of-the-art literature reviews in which authors critique and synthesize a body of communication research. This volume continues the tradition of publishing critical, integrative reviews of specific lines of research. Chapters focus on an organizational communication challenge to the discourse of work and family research; recovering women's voice; empowerment and communication; participatory communication for social change; and the problematics of dialogue and power. In addition, chapters discuss the megaphone effect; the effects of television on group vitality; the empowerment of feminist scholarship in public relations and the building of a feminist paradigm; control, resistance, and empowerment in raced, gendered, and classed work contexts; credibility for the 21st century; and communicating disability.
Editor's Introduction P.J. Kalbfleisch An Organizational Communication Challenge to the Discourse of Work and Family Research: From Problematics to Empowerment E.L. Kirby, A.G. Golden, C.E. Medved, J. Jorgenson and P.M. Buzzanell Recovering Women's Voice: Communicative Empowerment of Women of the South R. Luthra Empowerment and Communication: Lessons Learned From Organizing for Social Change E.M. Rogers and A. Singhal Participatory Communication for Social Change: The Relevance of the Theory of Communicative Action T.L. Jacobson The Problematics of Dialogue and Power S.C. Hammond, R. Anderson and K.N. Cissna The Megaphone Effect: The International Diffusion of Cultural Media via the USA L.R. Bloch and D. Lemish The Effects of Television on Group Vitality: Can Television Empower Nondominant Groups? J.R. Abrams, W.P. Eveland, Jr. and H. Giles The Empowerment of Feminist Scholarship in Public Relations and the Building of a Feminist Paradigm L. Aldoory Control, Resistance, and Empowerment in Raced, Gendered, and Classed Work Contexts: The Case of African American Women P.S. Parker Credibility for the 21st Century: Integrating Perspectives on Source, Message, and Media Credibility in the Contemporary Media Environment M.J. Metzger, A.J. Flanagin, K. Eyal, D.R. Lemus and R.M. McCann Communicating Disability: Metaphors of Oppression, Metaphors of Empowerment S.J. Coopman