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Communication in a Civil Society

1st Edition

By Shelley D. Lane, Ruth Anne Abigail, John Gooch


386 pages

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Uncivil acts and messages too often color our experience with others. Communication in a Civil Society offers an alternative way to teach and learn about communication. Every chapter focuses on communication based on respect, restraint, and ethical choices.

Table of Contents

  1. A First Look at Civil Communication
  2. Perceiving the Self and Others
  3. Civil Verbal Communication
  4. Civil Nonverbal communication
  5. Civil Listening and Responding with Confirmation
  6. Interpersonal Relationships and Civil Communication
  7. Intimate Relationships, Romantic Relationships, and Civil Communication
  8. Civil Communication in Conflicts
  9. Civil Communication in Groups
  10. Group Processes and Civil Communication
  11. Preparing Civil Public Speeches
  12. Delivering Public Speeches with Civility
  13. Giving Civil Informative and Special Occasion Speeches
  14. Giving Persuasive Speeches with Civility

About the Authors

Shelley D. Lane, PhD., earned degrees from the University of California - Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. Dr. Lane is currently an Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include the communication of civility and intercultural communication.

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies

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