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Making Connections Readings in Relational Communication

ISBN: 9780199733811 | 0199733813
Edition: 5th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: 5/14/2010

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Making Connections: Readings in Relational Communication, Fifth Edition, is a unique collection of readings that provides a balanced, timely, and challenging set of perspectives on relational communication. Edited by Kathleen M. Galvin, the volume includes diverse selections from the recent work of top communication scholars and teachers, offering a balance between humanistic and social-science perspectives. Each reading exposes students to the latest developments in the ever-changing field of interpersonal communication. FEATURES * Employs the "lenses" of gender, family, and culture to view and make sense of relational communication * Offers a well-rounded discussion of the links between communication competencies and relationships * Features a developmental approach to relationships that addresses initiating, sustaining, and ending them * Reflects direct applications of relational issues within contexts of family, friendships, and technology * Explores issues relating to computer-mediated communication and new technologies in everyday life * Provides detailed introductions to each section and articles that describe relevant theories or research * Presents discussion questions at the end of each reading, helping students integrate and apply key points NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION * Includes ten new articles and nine updated articles * Updates the technology section with all new essays about presenting the self online and , the impact of the Internet on social tolerance, and living a wired life * Updates the Instructor's Companion Website (, which contains an Instructor's Manual and Test Bank written by Courtney Waite Miller at Elmhurst College

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