Communities are composed of connected individuals. The communication that exists within, about, and between these communities is at the heart of Communication Yearbook 28. This book draws from the broad range encompassed by the communication discipline to review literature that has something to say about community and what the communication discipline has to contribute to understanding this human connection.
Offering state-of-the-art research, Communication Yearbook 28 presents:
*an influence model addressing the most basic level of community--the personal relationship;
*the literature on romantic and parent-child relationships at a distance;
*community in terms of those working at home and telecommuting, running home-based businesses, and participating in online communities;
*the communicative venue for community building and fragmentation;
*social capital and tolerance;
*the literature on collaboration, examining this communicative performance in community groups;
*community as a foundation for the study of public relations theory and practice;
*the visual images of community and what they suggest about these communities to those looking in from the outside;
*the role new technology plays in maintaining community; and
This book is an important reference on current research for scholars and students in the social sciences.
Table of Contents
Communication and Community: An Introduction P.J. Kalbfleisch How To Do Things With Relationships...and How Relationships Do Things With Us W.J. Carl and S. Duck Romantic and Parent-Child Relationships at a Distance L. Stafford Alternative Organizing Communities: Collectivist Organizing, Telework, Home-Based Internet Businesses, and Online Communities P.P. Edley, A. Hylmö and V.A. Newsom Meetings: Discursive Sites for Building and Fragmenting Community K. Tracy and A. Dimock Transcending Tolerance: Pragmatism, Social Capital, and Community in Communication J. St. John and G.J. Shepherd Ideal Collaboration: A Conceptual Framework of Community Collaboration R.G. Heath and L.R. Frey "Community" as a Foundation for Public Relations Theory and Practice K. Hallahan Visual Images of Community: Implications for Communication Research L.J. Mullen Personal Mediated Communication and the Concept of Community in Theory and Practice J.E. Katz, R.E. Rice, S. Acord, K. Dasgupta and K. David Communication in the Community of Sport: The Process of Enacting, (Re)Producing, Consuming, and Organizing Sport J.W. Kassing, A.C. Billings, R.S. Brown, K.K. Halone, K. Harrison, B. Krizek, L.J. Meân and P.D. Turman Speech Community: Reflections Upon Communication T. Milburn