Table of Contents
Last updated February 19, 2001
SPRING 2001 THEORY WORKBOOK
Explanation of Theory:Individual experiences, knowledge, and communication behaviors are shaped in large part by the social groups to which they belong.
Theorists: Sandra Harding and Julia T. Wood
Article:Wood, J. T. (1982). Communication
and relational culture: Bases for the study of human relationships. Communication
Quarterly, 30, 75-82.
Individual Interpretations:Standpoint provides a framework for understanding the systems of power.
Ideas and Implications:Standpoint provides a well-structured framework for understanding how social groups effect our life.
and Ted are members of the same social group so they will share a perspective,
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. n/a
West, R., & Turner, L. H. (2000). Introducing communication theory: Analysis and application. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. 376-388
Wood, J. T. (1997). Communication theories in action: An introduction.
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 251-257