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Making Connections: Readings in Relational Communication
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 14, 2010
Pages 417
Binding Paperback
Edition 5th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199733811
ISBN-10 0199733813
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Original list price $76.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 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.

* 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

* Includes ten new articles and nine updated articles
* Updates the technology section with all new essays about presenting the self online, 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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