Table of Contents
Last updated February 14, 2001
SPRING 2001 THEORY WORKBOOK
Explanation of Theory:Marxism is a theory based on Dialectical Materialism, which aims at explaining class struggle and the basis of social relations through economics.
Theorists: Karl Marx
Article:Marx, K. (1963). The communist
manifesto of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. New York:
Ideas and Implications:Marxism is a good because it shows how being powerless can lead to alienation, which is destructive under capitalism.
movie "When Harry Met Sally" is quoted in many communication textbooks
as being an example of genderlect at its best. Tannen is stating
that communication between genders is really communication between cultures.
That men and women each have their own communication culture.
Location in Eight (8) Primary Communication Theory Textbooks:
Anderson, R., & Ross, V. (1998). Questions of communication: A practical introduction to theory (2nd ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press. n/a
Cragan, J. F., & Shields, D.C. (1998). Understanding communication theory: The communicative forces for human action. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. n/a
Griffin, E. (2000). A first look at communication theory (4th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill. n/a
Griffin, E. (1997). A first look at communication theory (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. n/a
Infante, D. A., Rancer, A. S., & Womack, D. F. (1997). Building communication theory (3rd ed.). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press. n/a
Littlejohn, S. W. (1999). Theories of human communication (6th ed). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 227-230
West, R., & Turner, L. H. (2000). Introducing communication theory: Analysis and application. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. 304-305
Wood, J. T. (1997). Communication theories in action: An introduction.
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 336