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New Directions in Group Communication - Lawrence R. Frey

New Directions in Group Communication

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Published: 1st January 2002
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New Directions in Group Communication</B> takes as its mission the setting of the agenda for the study of group communication in the future. It does so by presenting work that scholars have not previously explored in the current small group communication literature. Part one focuses on new theoretical and conceptual directions, both presenting new views and extending current positions. Part two examines new research methodologies, while part three looks at antecedent factors affecting group communication. The fourth and fifth parts of the text provide insight into both group communication process and practices. Part six covers different group communication contexts, including communication patterns in top management teams. </FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">An excellent companion to <I>The Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research, </I>this volume sets the direction for future study for students and scholars alike.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT>

Introduction: New Directions in Group Communication
Theoretical Perspectives
New Directions for Functional, Symbolic Convergence, Structuration, and Bona Fide Group Perspectives of Group Communication
"Being a Part and Apart": Dialectics and Group Communication
Foregrounding Feminist Theory in Group Communication Research
Methodological Procedures
The Group Dynamics Q-Sort in Group Communication Research
Ethnographic Practices in Group Communication Research
Antecedent Factors Affecting Group Communication
The State of Traits: Exploring Group Communication Predispositions
The Effects of Culture and Cultural Diversity on Communication in Work Groups: Synthesizing Vertical and Cultural Differences With a Face-Negotiation Perspective
Group Communication Processes
Rethinking Traditional Approaches to Argument in Groups
Enlarging the Meaning of Group Deliberation: From Discussion to Dialogue
Self-organizing and Complexity Perspectives of Group Creativity: Implications for Group Communication
Group Communication Practices: Facilitation And Pedagogy
Getting to "GroupAha!": Provoking Creative Processes in Task Groups
Exploring Consequences of Group Communication in the Classroom: Unraveling Relational Learning
Group Communication Contexts
A Bona Fide Perspective for the Future of Groups: Understanding Collaborating Groups
Communication in Top-Management Groups
Cross-National Group Communication Research: Prospects and Promise
Group Communication and Technology: Rethinking the Role of Communication Modality in Group Work and Performance
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editor
About the Authors
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ISBN: 9780761912811
ISBN-10: 0761912819
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Type: Abridged