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More Than Words : An Introduction to Communication - Richard Dimbleby

More Than Words

An Introduction to Communication

Paperback Published: 26th April 2007
ISBN: 9780415303835
Number Of Pages: 283

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This new edition of the best-selling text has been fully revised and updated to take into account new developments in communication and media studies. More Than Words provides an introduction to both communication theory and practice. The authors cover essential elements of communication, including communication between individuals and groups, in organizations and through mass media and new technologies.

The fourth edition features:

  • new case studies and assignments

  • an updated series of key questions helping students to understand central concepts in communication studies

  • expanded sections on mass media and on practical communication and media skills

  • guidance on listening skills, interpersonal and social skills, writing skills, leaflet design, and planning, scripting, and producing audio and video material.

More Than Words is illustrated with new models and photographs and has checklist summaries for easy revision purposes. Clear and practical, it is an essential text for students of communication studies.

" 'Dimbleby and Burton write about communication and media in ways which students will find interesting and helpful. Complex questions and issues become simplified but not simplistic. A must buy.' " Robert Beveridge, Lecturer, Napier and the Open Universities and past Chief Examiner, 'A' Level Communication Studies

List of figure
What is communicationp. 1
How do we experience communicationp. 2
Why do we communicatep. 3
What happens when we communicate
Suggested reading
Interpersonal communicationp. 1
Means of contactp. 2
Dealing with othersp. 3
Perception - of ourselves and othersp. 4
Barriers to communicationp. 5
Interpersonal skills
Suggested reading
Communication in groupsp. 1
What is a groupp. 2
Why do people join groupsp. 3
Features of Groupsp. 4
Communicating in groups
Suggested reading
Communication in organizationsp. 1
How do organizations operatep. 2
Applications: case studies and activities
Suggested reading
Mass communicationp. 1
A mass-communication societyp. 2
Interpreting the media, including institutions, audiences, genres, representationsp. 3
The media: particular examples - advertising, news and technologies
Suggested reading
Communication and media skillsp. 1
Getting started - general principles for approaching practical workp. 2
Interpersonal skills - listening, assertiveness, interviews, presentationsp. 3
Writing skills - questionnaires, radio scriptsp. 4
Design skills (print)p. 5
Storyboardingp. 6
Taking photographsp. 7
Audio-visual production - audio, exhibitions, film-makingp. 8
Into the Netp. 9
Designing a Web Site
Suggested reading
Glossary of communication terms
Resources list for Communication Studies
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415303835
ISBN-10: 0415303834
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 26th April 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition