Theories of Human Communication

Theories of Human Communication

Fisher ' s Theory of Narrative Perhaps the most comprehensive narrative theory
in the communication field is that of Walter Fisher . 36 Fisher believes that human
rationality in all its forms is based essentially on narrative . Consequently ...

Author: Stephen W. Littlejohn

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: IND:30000063926749

Category: Communication

Page: 409

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This is one of the most demanding courses for Communication users, and THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION is considered the seminal text in the field. Littlejohn presents theories in a clear and accessible writing style while maintaining the high level of scholarship and analysis.
Categories: Communication

The Art of Rhetorical Criticism

The Art of Rhetorical Criticism

Walter R . Fisher , “ The Narrative Paradigm : An Elaboration , " Communication
Monographs 52 ( 1985 ) : 347 . 22 . Fisher , Human Communication as Narration
, xi . 23 . Fisher , Human Communication as Narration , 75 ; Fisher , “ Narrative as
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Author: Jim A. Kuypers

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015059288194

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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Covering a broader range of rhetorical perspectives, "The Art of Rhetorical Criticism" presents a thorough, accessible introduction to rhetorical criticism. Throughout the text, sample essays written by experts in the field provide students with models for writing their own criticism. In addition to covering traditional modes of rhetorical criticism, "The Art of Rhetorical Criticism" presents less commonly-discussed rhetorical perspectives (for example, mythic criticism, framing analysis, and ideographical criticism), exposing students to a broad range of material. Features Each chapter and sample essay is written by a nationally-recognized scholar in that field, ensuring that students are offered the best and most current research for each perspective. Each author comments on his or her writing process to demonstrate the very personal nature of criticism. With this unique emphasis, students will begin to appreciate that writing criticism is an artistic process and not a simple formula. The "Potentials and Pitfalls" feature in each chapter highlights the strengths and weaknesses, pros and cons, of the rhetorical perspective being discussed. Each chapter includes a short, accessible sample essay, written specifically with the student audience in mind, offering students a model of rhetorical criticism for their own assignments.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A First Look at Communication Theory

A First Look at Communication Theory

What values do you hold that cause you to ultimately accept or reject his narrative
? A SECOND LOOK Recommended resource : Walter R . Fisher , Human
Communication as Narration : Toward a Philosophy of Reason , Value , and
Action ...

Author: Em Griffin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132325924

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 486

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Explores the communication theories at different levels. This book includes 33 theories to strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetorical Functions of Historical Narrative

Rhetorical Functions of Historical Narrative

Fisher , “ Narration as a Human Communication Paradigm , ” 2 . 44 Kenneth
Burke , A Grammar of Motives ( Berkeley : University of California Press , 1945 ) ,
xv . 45Fisher , “ Narration as a Human Communication Paradigm , " 1-8 .
46McGee ...

Author: Richard Brian McGrath

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000035239197

Category: Pentagon Papers

Page: 682

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Categories: Pentagon Papers

Speech Writing and Thought Presentation in 19th Century Narrative Fiction

Speech  Writing  and Thought Presentation in 19th Century Narrative Fiction

shape and size, hang so, all together, over the human scene that we might have
expected of them a greater sameness of report than we find. ... presentation of
discourse in its interplay with narration as one linguistic means of achieving the
variety of shapes of these windows, ... Terminology from cell biology was used to
metaphorically describe human communication, social fragmentation, and
identity.

Author: Beatrix Busse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190212360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Reference to or quotation from someone's speech, thoughts, or writing is a key component of narrative. These reports further a narrative, make it more interesting, natural, and vivid, ask the reader to engage with it, and reflect historical cultural understandings of modes of discourse presentation. To a large extent, the way we perceive a story depends on the ways it presents discourse, and along with it, speech, writing, and thought. In this book, Beatrix Busse investigates speech, writing, and thought presentation in a corpus of 19th-century narrative fiction including Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Oliver Twist, and many others. At the intersection between corpus linguistics and stylistics, this book develops a new corpus-stylistic approach for systematically analyzing the different narrative strategies of discourse presentation in key pieces of 19th-century narrative fiction. Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction identifies diachronic patterns as well as unique authorial styles, and places them within their cultural-historical context. It also suggests ways for automatically identifying forms of discourse presentation, and shows that the presentation of characters' minds reflects an ideological as well as an epistemological concern about what cannot be reported, portrayed, or narrated. Through insightful interdisciplinary analysis, Busse demonstrates that discourse presentation fulfills the function of prospection and encapsulation, marks narrative progression, and shapes readers' expectations.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Human Communication Theory

Human Communication Theory

Narration as a Human Communication ParaRichard E. Petty , Thomas M. Ostrom
, and Timothy C. digm : The Case of Public Moral Argument , ” CommunicaBrock .
Hillsdale , N. J .: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates , tion Monographs , 51 ( 1987 ) ...

Author: Sarah Trenholm

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0134460715

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 289

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Categories: Performing Arts

Hearing our Voices

Hearing  our  Voices

19 Fisher proposed the narrative paradigm as an alternative to the rational
paradigm that he says has dominated ... persons reason together ' ( ' Narration as
a Human Communication Paradigm , ' Communication Monographs 51 ( 1984 ) :
3 ) .

Author: Barbara Schneider

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556041010075

Category: Medical

Page: 174

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Hearing (Our) Voices describes two innovative participatory action research projects - one on communication with medical professionals, the other on housing - carried out by a group of people diagnosed with schizophrenia under the guidance of Professor Barbara Schneider. Participants designed the research, conducted interviews and focus groups, participated in data analysis, and disseminated research results through a number of innovative strategies including theatre performances, a documentary film, a graphic novel, and a travelling exhibit. Emerging from these projects is the central and significant finding that people diagnosed with schizophrenia are caught between their dependence on care and their longing for independent lives. The research presented in Hearing (Our) Voices points to a way to resolve this paradox and transform lives through the inclusion of people diagnosed with schizophrenia in research, in decision-making about their own treatment and housing, and in public discourse about schizophrenia.
Categories: Medical

Communication Theories for Everyday Life

Communication Theories for Everyday Life

Narration as a human communication paradigm : The case of public moral
argument . Communication Monographs , 51 , 347 – 367 . Fisher , W . R . ( 1985a
) . The narrative paradigm : An elaboration . Communication Monographs , 52 ,
347 ...

Author: John R. Baldwin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: IND:30000092515984

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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Communication Theories for Everyday Life introduces readers to the complexities of theories in communication studies, mass communication, and public relations, emphasizing their connection to everyday life. Instead of utilizing a "theory-a-day" approach, this text cuts across content areas and clusters related theories, making them easier for readers to process and apply to real-life situations. Communication Theories for Everyday Life also addresses theories in emerging areas and growing fields, such as media research, organizational communication, and computer-mediated communication, while still featuring the traditional theories that always have defined the field. Features: Contextualizes theory with an introductory chapter in each of the main content areas that introduces the theories and research in the field, showing students how the theories developed. Features new theories and subject areas not present in most traditional communication theory textbooks, including new interactive technologies, feminist scholarship, British cultural studies, semiotics, postmodernism, and critical race theory. Emphasizes the application of some theories across many subject areas through headings in the form of questions that encourage students to process material and explore for themselves how theories and content apply to their lives. Uses case-study chapters that demonstrate to students how each subject area would use theory to solve or understand issues in everyday life. Reviews theories for the three main genres of communication - communication studies, mass communication, and public relations - with balanced coverage, examining the unique contributions each area has made to the field of communication as a whole. Page 1 of 1
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research

Communication Monographs , 65 , 1-23 . Farrell , T. B. ( 1985 ) . Narrative in
natural discourse : On conversation and rhetoric . Journal of Communication , 35
, 109-127 . Fisher , W. R. ( 1984 ) . Narration as human communication paradigm
.

Author: Sandra L. Herndon

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: CORNELL:31924089546695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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Explores the use of qualitative research methods to study organizational communication and to generate data for enhancing organizational performance and to help organizational representatives and/or consultants demystify the complexities of communicative influence on organizational studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Politics Communication and Culture

Politics  Communication  and Culture

The narrative paradigm : In the beginning . Journal of Communication , 35 , 74 -
89 . Fisher , W . R . ( 1987 ) . Human communication as narration : Toward a
philosophy of reason , value , and action . Columbia : University of South
Carolina ...

Author: Alberto Gonzalez

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 0761907416

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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This volume offers a variety of perspectives on politics and culture. The authors are united in their assumption of, and inquiry into, the pre-existing cultural values and practices that are brought to and reflected in activities of the state, as well as in organized activities against the state. The authors also address the intercultural nature of such political activism. Part One describes ways of configuring politics, culture and communication. Part Two presents case studies that explore the cultural grounds of political activism. The final section introduces a new feature to the Annual: a forum in which scholars question, challenge and explore a topic related to the volume's theme. In this year's forum, four scho
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Communication Criticism

Communication Criticism

Human communication narration : Toward a philosophy of reason , value , and
action . Columbia , SC : University of South Carolina Press . Fisher ' s essays on
narrative paradigm are reproduced in this book , which is a little difficult to read ...

Author: Karyn Charles Rybacki

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000000857007

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 381

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This book should be of interest to courses in rhetorical criticism and rhetorical theory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

South Pacific Journal of Philosophy and Culture

South Pacific Journal of Philosophy and Culture

Thus , in Fisher's seminal work , Human Communication as Narration : Toward a
Philosophy of Reason , Value , and Action , 26 he proposes that human
communication takes the form of a narrative or story that can be examined and
criticized ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079783927

Category: Oceania

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Categories: Oceania

Crisis Communication and the Public Health

Crisis Communication and the Public Health

The narrative paradigm : An elaboration . Communication Monographs , 32 , 347
–367 . Fisher , W. R. ( 1987 ) . Human communication as narration : Toward a
philosophy of reason , value and action . Columbia : University of South Carolina
 ...

Author: Matthew Wayne Seeger

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: CORNELL:31924107990644

Category: Medical

Page: 287

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Recent developments have created the need for health communication to expand its parameters into the field of crisis communication. This book spans the fields of crisis communication, health communication, and public health by taking a broad-based approach to the issue of crisis communication and the public health. There is a tangible and immediate need to address these issues and this is the first text specifically to do so.
Categories: Medical

Communication Theory

Communication Theory

Narration as a human communication paradigm : The case of public moral
argument Communication Monographs , 51 , 1-22 . Fisher , W. ( 1987 ) Human
communication as narration : Toward a philosophy of reason , value and action .

Author: Linda Costigan Lederman

Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: IND:30000064999075

Category: Communication

Page: 385

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Categories: Communication

Narrative Landmines

Narrative Landmines

Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies.

Author: Daniel Leonard Bernardi

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813553221

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Islamic extremism is the dominant security concern of many contemporary governments, spanning the industrialized West to the developing world. Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies. Its concern is to foster a more sophisticated understanding of how oral and digital cultures work alongside economic, diplomatic, and cultural factors that influence the struggles between states and non-state actors in the proverbial battle of hearts and minds. Beyond face-to-face communication, the authors also address the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. As narrative forms, rumors are suitable to a wide range of political expression, from citizens, insurgents, and governments alike, and in places as distinct as Singapore, Iraq, and Indonesia—the case studies presented for analysis. The authors make a compelling argument for understanding rumors in these contexts as “narrative IEDs,” low-cost, low-tech weapons that can successfully counter such elaborate and expansive government initiatives as outreach campaigns or strategic communication efforts. While not exactly the same as the advanced technological systems or Improvised Explosive Devices to which they are metaphorically related, narrative IEDs nevertheless operate as weapons that can aid the extremist cause.
Categories: Social Science

Narrative Decisionmaking and the Clinton Administration s Peacekeeping Experiment

Narrative Decisionmaking and the Clinton Administration s Peacekeeping Experiment

Psychologists are not alone in arguing that people are fundamentally storytellers
who think , communicate and experience life in narrative terms . See Walter R
Fisher , Human Communication as Narration : Toward a Philosophy of Reason ...

Author: Susan Leah Varisco

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89084038413

Category: Discourse analysis, Narrative

Page: 458

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Categories: Discourse analysis, Narrative

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

Descriptors— * Child Development , * Child Language , Foreign Countries ,
Interpersonal Communication , * Language Acquisition , Narration , * Personal
Narratives , Perspective Taking , * Preschool Children , Preschool Education ,
Verbal ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000010540072

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

Journal of Business and Technical Communication

Journal of Business and Technical Communication

Fisher , Walter R. Human Communication as Narration : Toward a Philosophy of
Reason , Value , and Action . Columbia : University of South Carolina Press ,
1987 . Flower , Linda . “ Rhetorical Problem Solving : Cognition and Professional
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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435024208407

Category: Business communication

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Categories: Business communication

Living Narrative

Living Narrative

Human Communication as Narration : Toward a Philosophy of Reason , Value ,
and Action . Columbia : University of South Carolina Press . Fivush , R. 1991. The
Social Construction of Personal Narratives . MerrillPalmer Quarterly , 37 ( 1 ) ...

Author: Elinor Ochs

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000078409400

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This work looks at everyday storytelling as a twofold phenomenon - a response to our desire for coherence, but also to our need to probe and acknowledge the enigmatic aspects of experience. The authors develop a way of understanding the seemingly contradictory nature of everyday narrative.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines