Communication in Our Lives

  • Filename: communication-in-our-lives.
  • ISBN: 9781285969732
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Julia T. Wood
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



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Communication in Our Lives

  • Filename: communication-in-our-lives.
  • ISBN: 9781285075976
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Julia Wood
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



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Communication in Our Lives

  • Filename: communication-in-our-lives.
  • ISBN: 9780495909408
  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Julia Wood
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, Sixth Edition, provides everything students need to strengthen their interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills--and demonstrates the value of communication in their own lives. Award-winning, forward-thinking scholar Julia T. Wood combines a strong focus on skills development with careful attention to the research and theory of today’s most prominent communication scholars, including current developments in cultural and social diversity and the impact of technology on communication. Consistently praised by instructors and students alike, the text features an engaging, personal tone, highly readable style, and frequent Student Voice sections that explore how past students have experienced key communication concepts. The text’s comprehensive coverage includes integrated attention to diversity, early emphasis on public speaking, a unique chapter on the role of the media, and an all-new chapter on organizational communication. It is also packed with interactive, online study tools that further assist your students as they explore human communication and become more confident and effective communicators. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Alphabet to Internet

  • Filename: alphabet-to-internet.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015080825402
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Irving E. Fang
  • Publisher: Rada PressInc



"Alphabet to Internet: Mediated Communication in Our Lives," a survey history of our media of communication, considers how all of us are affected by the means we have devised for recording and communicating information. From the start of writing things down, mediated communication has nudged our world onward, again and again. It has changed the way we choose to live.Beginning with the evolution of writing and the alphabet from Sumer to Greece, Alphabet to Internet traces in a brisk and lively style the development and the impact of printing, still and motion photography, mail service, the telegraph, the telephone, recording, broadcasting, the Internet, and the digital revolution. An additional chapter reflects on the role of communication in current international political struggles. Another chapter is devoted to the cultural influence of video games. A supplementary section, ?A Timeline of Communication and Culture,? contains more than 5,000 entries. It is the most complete and up-to-date of its subject matter in existence.

The Hidden Power of Smell

  • Filename: the-hidden-power-of-smell.
  • ISBN: 9783319156514
  • Release Date: 2015-08-27
  • Number of pages: 213
  • Author: Paul A. Moore
  • Publisher: Springer



The main purpose of the book is to provide insight into an area that humans often take for granted. There are wonderful and exciting stories of organisms using chemical signals as a basis of a sophisticated communication system. In many instances, chemical signals can provide more detailed and accurate information than any other mode of communication, yet this world is hidden from us because of our focus on visual and auditory signals.​ Although we have a diversity of senses available to us, humans are primarily auditory and visual animals. These stimuli are sent to the more cognitive areas of our brain where they are immediately processed for information. We use sounds to communicate and music to excite or soothe us. Our vision provides us with communication, entertainment, and information about our world. Even though our world is dominated by other stimulus energies, we have chosen, in an evolutionary sense, either auditory or visual signals to carry our most important information. This is not the case for most other organisms. Chemical signals, mediated through the sense of smell and taste, are typically more important and are used more often than other sensory signals. The world of communication using chemicals is an alien world for us. We are unaware of how important chemical signals are to other organisms and we often overlook the influence of chemical signals in our own life. Part of this naïveté about chemical signals is due to our cultural focus on visual and auditory signals, but a larger part of our collective ignorance is the lack of information about chemical communication in both popular and scientific writings. The popular press and popular writings virtually ignore the chemical senses, especially in regard to their role or influence for humans and our human culture. Academic books and textbooks are no better.

Communication in Everyday Life

  • Filename: communication-in-everyday-life.
  • ISBN: 9781483321769
  • Release Date: 2013-12-23
  • Number of pages: 408
  • Author: Steve Duck
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



Communication in Everyday Life, Second Edition remains the only introductory communication book to explore fundamental concepts, theories, and skills aimed at helping readers apply the material to their personal and professional lives – with a thematic integration of the relational perspective and a focus on demonstrating its direct relevance to their own everyday communication. Steve Duck and David T. McMahan help readers develop a strong foundation in communication concepts, theory, and research, as well as practical communication skills such as listening, critical thinking, using technology to communicate, understanding nonverbal communication, creating persuasive strategies, and managing group conflict. The Second Edition also introduces readers to important emerging areas in communication studies, offering unique chapters on health communication and family communication. Ideal for the 21st-century, this book provides up-to-date insight into the communication topics central to everyday life.

Alphabet to Internet

  • Filename: alphabet-to-internet.
  • ISBN: 9781317616696
  • Release Date: 2014-11-13
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Irving Fang
  • Publisher: Routledge



What Greek philosopher thought writing would harm a student’s memory? Was the poet Byron’s daughter the first computer programmer? Who plays more video games, women over 18 or teenage boys? In Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives, Irving Fang looks at each medium of communication through the centuries, asking not only, "What happened?" but also, "How did society change because of this new communication medium?" and, "How are we different as a result?" Examining the impact of different media on a broad, historical scale—among them mass printing, the telegraph, film, the internet, and advertising—Alphabet to Internet takes us from the first scratches of writing and the origins of mail to today's video games, the widespread and daily use of smartphones, and the impact of social media in political uprisings across the globe. A timeline at the end of each chapter places events in perspective and allows students to pinpoint key moments in media history. Now in its third edition, Alphabet to Internet presents a lively, thoughtful, and accessible introduction to media history.

Personal Connections in the Digital Age

  • Filename: personal-connections-in-the-digital-age.
  • ISBN: 9780745643311
  • Release Date: 2010-06-21
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Nancy K. Baym
  • Publisher: Polity



The internet and the mobile phone have disrupted many of our conventional understandings of our selves and our relationships, raising anxieties and hopes about their effects on our lives. This timely and vibrant book provides frameworks for thinking critically about the roles of digital media in personal relationships. Rather than providing exuberant accounts or cautionary tales, it offers a data-grounded primer on how to make sense of these important changes in relational life. The book identifies the core relational issues these media disturb and shows how the ways we talk about them echo historical discussions about earlier communication technologies. Chapters explore how we use mediated language and nonverbal behavior to develop and maintain communities, social networks, new relationships, and to maintain relationships in our everyday lives. It combines research findings with lively examples to address questions such as whether mediated interaction can be warm and personal, whether people are honest about themselves online, whether relationships that start online can work, and whether using these media damages the other relationships in our lives. Throughout, the book argues for approaching these questions with firm understandings of the qualities of media as well as the social and personal contexts in which they are developed and used. Personal Connections in the Digital Age will be required reading for all students and scholars of media, communication studies, and sociology, as well as all those who want a firmer understanding of digital media and everyday life.

Gendered Lives

  • Filename: gendered-lives.
  • ISBN: 9781305280274
  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Julia Wood
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Written by leading gender communication scholars Julia T. Wood and Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, GENDERED LIVES: COMMUNICATION, GENDER, & CULTURE, 12E provides the latest theories, research, and pragmatic information to help readers think critically about gender and society. The book demonstrates the multiple and often interactive ways a person’s views of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture. It offers balanced coverage of different sexes, genders, and sexual orientations. In addition, the 12th Edition includes expanded coverage of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people as well as new discussions of work-life balance, transgender issues on campus, bullying in school, gender and health, and reproductive violence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Communication in Our Lives

  • Filename: communication-in-our-lives.
  • ISBN: 9781467220361
  • Release Date: 2016-10-16
  • Number of pages: 67
  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews



Facts101 is your complete guide to Communication in Our Lives. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Communication in Our Lives

  • Filename: communication-in-our-lives.
  • ISBN: 9781490276809
  • Release Date: 2016-10-16
  • Number of pages: 37
  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews



Facts101 is your complete guide to Communication in Our Lives. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Interpersonal Communication Everyday Encounters

  • Filename: interpersonal-communication-everyday-encounters.
  • ISBN: 9781305544994
  • Release Date: 2015-01-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Julia T. Wood
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Written by leading scholar and award-winning teacher Julia T. Wood, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 8e relates theory and skills directly to students' everyday interactions as it delivers a solid introduction to interpersonal communication. Completely up to date, the new Eighth Edition integrates the latest communication research, including findings from more than 125 new sources. Reflecting the author's expertise in gender and social diversity, the text includes an unparalleled focus on diversity. The new edition also features increased coverage of social media and an expanded emphasis on ethical choices. It addresses such timely issues as emotional intelligence and forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, ways to deal with abuse from intimates, race-related differences between conflict styles, and the power of language. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Information and Communication Technologies in Everyday Life

  • Filename: information-and-communication-technologies-in-everyday-life.
  • ISBN: 1859737986
  • Release Date: 2004-10-29
  • Number of pages: 183
  • Author: Leslie Haddon
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers



The internet, television, mobile phones, computer-based devices and other new forms of information technology are changing at a rapid pace with potentially profound but also subtle influences on social life. Yet, they also pose challenges and have to be managed. This book offers a succinct introduction to both the experience and implications of these information and communication technologies (ICTs) in everyday life. Bringing together empirical and theoretical research in a coherent way, the author offers a fresh approach to understanding ICTs and everyday life. He covers topics in key areas, such as the digital divide; children, youth and ICTs; the dynamics of ICTs within households; social networks and ICTs; and time, movement and public space in relationship to ICTs. Drawing on a broad variety of studies from different countries, the author considers the potential, or feared, social consequences of ICTs. Throughout, he analyzes what factors are shaping the debates surrounding information and communication technologies in daily life. With its concise, international approach, this book will be invaluable to professionals, policymakers and students who work in the field of ICTs.

Gendered Lives Communication Gender and Culture

  • Filename: gendered-lives-communication-gender-and-culture.
  • ISBN: 9780495794165
  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Julia Wood
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Written by leading gender communication scholar, Julia T. Wood, GENDERED LIVES, Ninth Edition, introduces students to theories, research, and pragmatic information demonstrating the multiple and often interactive ways that our views of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture. With the most up-to-date research, balanced perspectives of masculinity and femininity, a personal introduction to the field, and a conversational first-person writing style, GENDERED LIVES, Ninth Edition, is an engaging text that encourages students to think critically about gender and our society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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