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Communication in Groups
Envisioning Information
Envisioning Information
Hardcover      ISBN: 0961392118
Adolescence, Girlhood, and Media Migration: US Teens' Use of Social Media to Negotiate Offline Struggles
Adolescence, Girlhood, and Media Migration
US Teens' Use of Social Media to Negotiate Offline Struggles
Hardcover      ISBN: 1498553923

Adolescence, Girlhood, and Media Migration: US Teens' Use of Social Media to Negotiate Offline Struggles considers teens' social media use as a lens through which to more clearly see American adolescence, girlhood, and marginality in the twenty-first century. Detailing a year-long ethnography following a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse group of female, rural, teenaged adolescents living in the Midwest region of the United States, this book investigates how young women creatively call upon social media in everyday attempts to address, mediate, and negotiate the struggles they face in their offline lives as minors, females, and ethnic and racial minorities. In tracing girls' appreciation and use of social media to roots anchored well outside of the individual, this book finds American girls' relationships with social media to be far more culturally nuanced than adults typically imagine. There are material reasons for US teens' social media use explained by how we do girlhood, adolescence, family, class, race, and technology. And, as this book argues, an unpacking of these areas is essential to understanding adolescent girls' social media use.

Advances in Group Processes
Advances in Group Processes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762307676

Advances in Group Processes publishes theoretical analyses, reviews and theory based empirical chapters on group phenomena. Volume 18 addresses a broad range of theoretical and empirical questions that cut across sociology, psychology, economics, and political science. The first two contributions examine the perceptual and interactional factors that result in leadership and inequality in small groups. The next chapter explores the psychology of buying and selling, focusing in particular on the perceptual biases that emerge when individuals exchange money for goods. The fourth chapter seeks to identify important personal characteristics and social factors that precipitate trust among strangers. Two chapters then address relatively new questions in the social sciences. Chapter five asks how the study of autistic individuals can shed light on basic cognitive processes and a theory of the mind. Chapter six shows how evolutionary psychology can help explain the emergence of social structures such as kinship networks. The final two chapters bring experimental evidence to bear on questions of status, influence, and affective reactions in groups. Overall, the volume includes contributions by major scholars from various social scientific disciplines that work in the general area of group processes.

Advances in Group Processes
Advances in Group Processes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762300051

This is the 13th volume in a series of theoretical, review and empirically-based papers on group phenomena. The series adopts a broad conception of 'group processes' consistent with prevailing ones in the social psychological literature.

Advances in Group Processes
Advances in Group Processes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762301724

Advances in Group Processes publishes theoretical, review, and empirically-based papers on group phenomena. The series adopts a broad conception of 'group processes' consistent with prevailing ones in the social psychological literature. In addition to topics such as status processes, group structure, and decision making, the series considers work on interpersonal behaviour in dyads (i.e. the smallest group). Contributors to the series include not only sociologists but also scholars from other disciplines, such as psychology and organizational behaviour.

Advances in Group Processes
Advances in Group Processes
Hardcover      ISBN: 076230362x

Advances in Group Processes publishes theoretical, review, and empirically-based papers on group phenomena. The series adopts a broad conception of 'group processes' consistent with prevailing ones in the social psychological literature. In addition to topics such as status processes, group structure, and decision making, the series considers work on interpersonal behaviour in dyads (i.e. the smallest group). Contributors to the series include not only sociologists but also scholars from other disciplines, such as psychology and organizational behaviour.

Advances in Group Processes
Advances in Group Processes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762304529

This volume offers a diverse array of chapters. Areas covered consist of an extension and clarification of theoretical research on social networks; the emergence of trust and cooperative norms under conditions of uncertainty; social identity processes; and the emergent processes in discussion groups and teams.

Affect, Cognition and Stereotyping: Interactive Processes in Group Perception
Affect, Cognition and Stereotyping
Interactive Processes in Group Perception
Hardcover      ISBN: 0124644104

This volume presents a collection of chapters exploring the interface of cognitive and affective processes in stereotyping. Stereotypes and prejudice have long been topics of interest in social psychology, but early literature and research in this area focused on affect alone, while later studies focused primarily on cognitive factors associated with information processing strategies. This volume integrates the roles of both affect and cognition with regard to the formation, representation, and modification of stereotypes and the implications of these processes for the escalation or amelioration of intergroup tensions.

Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture
Calling the Circle
The First and Future Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0553379003

The original small-press edition of Calling the Circle has become one of the key resources for the rapidly-growing "circle" movement. This newly revised edition brings Christina Baldwin's groundbreaking work to an even broader audience ranging from women's spirituality groups to corporate development teams.

50,000 years ago, women and men gathered around campfires to decide the key issues in their lives. Today, groups everywhere are discovering a new form of this ancient ritual for communication, mutual support, teamwork, and social change. Now, in a book as consciousness-changing as Riane Eisler's The Chalice and the Blade or Peter Senge's The Fifth Discipline, Christina Baldwin offers this powerful new tool to everyone who longs for a community based on honesty, equality, and spiritual integrity.

In this simple, profound practice, participants sit in a circle, pass a talking piece from person to person, and speak and listen from the heart. Christina Baldwin gives detailed instructions and suggestions for getting started, setting goals, and solving disagreements safely and respectfully. She also offers inspiring examples of circles in action: a women's spirituality group, a father and son in crisis, a PTA group that averts a school strike and a work project team that accesses a new level of creativity and caring.
Colloquium: Dilemmas of Academic Discourse
Colloquium
Dilemmas of Academic Discourse
Hardcover      ISBN: 1567502237

In academic colloquia the most privileged and noble mission of universities is exercised: the advancing and testing of ideas, the production of truth and knowledge, an activity that is nothing less than the the essential sound for a place of thought. But, as ideas advance and are tested, what are people doing? What is the role for emotions and relationships? What worries do faculty and graduate students bring to this occasion? What problems do participants face as they talk with each other? How are problems made visible in talk and given attention through talk? Colloquium speaks to these questions by analyzing tape recorded discussions of several academic groups, and interviews in which academics reflect about their colloquium participation. Colloquium addresses three key questions: (1) What are the communicative problems that face graduate student and faculty participants? (2) What conversational strategies are used in response to these problems? and (3) How ought academics talk with each other? This book develops how the academic colloquium is best conceived as a dilemmatic situation-a communicative occasion involving tensions and contradiction. With a dilemmatic perspective, colloquium problems experienced as diffuse and hard to articulate become recognizable, various conversational trivia become sensible, and specific moral/practical proposals emerge as defensible and desirable courses of action. The work covers views that colloquium problems form the perspective of individual participants in their roles as presenters and discussants, and graduate students and faculty members; dilemmas discourse practices of the academic colloquium are examined from a group perspective; and a philosophical and pragmatic reconstruction of practice.