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Communication in Groups
The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication
The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication
Paperback      ISBN: 141295939x
The Fundamentals of Small Group Communication provides readers with the fundamentals they need to become functional and productive members of any small group. Readers are introduced to the fundamental issues faced by all small groups (such as socialization, development, ethics, diversity) and the procedures utilized by effective small groups (for example, task accomplishment, decision making, climate).

With a focus on the individual group member, this textbook encourages readers to reflect on how their communication behaviors (e.g., communication traits, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening style) and practices (e.g., their leadership style, their conflict management style) contribute to their current small group experiences.
The Future of Ethnicity, Race, and Nationality
The Future of Ethnicity, Race, and Nationality
Hardcover      ISBN: 0275958310

This broad-visioned and insightful book examines the march toward global consolidation of our many ethnic, racial, and nationality groups. About 100,000 years ago the dispersion of what was then a homogenous human population from its point of origin in Eastern Africa began. This was slowly followed by the emergence of ethnic and racial differences among the then separated human populations. The Agricultural Revolution, 10,000 years ago, began the long process of re-establishing contact and eventually consolidating the human species once again, but this time globally.

Wallace contends that consolidation will contribute greatly to the survival of humankind by reducing the deadly threats humans pose to each other. He also argues that ethnic, racial and nationality consolidation does not imply cultural homogeneity; diversity based on interest, vocation, and other factors will serve as even more fertile replacements. The book is expertly researched.

Gender, Symbolism and Organizational Cultures
Gender, Symbolism and Organizational Cultures
Hardcover      ISBN: 0803989105

The symbolic order of gender in organizations - how gender relations are culturally and discursively produced and reproduced, and how they might be done′ differently, are explored in this book.

Silvia Gherardi focuses on the relationship between gender, power and culture in organizations and on the need to come to grips with the pervasive, elusive and ambiguous nature of gender in work settings. She introduces two key metaphors. The first is of the sexual contract, which centres on the sexuality of organizations and static′ gender difference. The second, of the alchemic wedding, highlights a plurality of cultural models of femaleness and of women//work relationships, and processes of dynamic difference, transformation an

Gender, Symbolism and Organizational Cultures
Gender, Symbolism and Organizational Cultures
Paperback      ISBN: 0803989113

The symbolic order of gender in organizations - how gender relations are culturally and discursively produced and reproduced, and how they might be done′ differently, are explored in this book.

Silvia Gherardi focuses on the relationship between gender, power and culture in organizations and on the need to come to grips with the pervasive, elusive and ambiguous nature of gender in work settings. She introduces two key metaphors. The first is of the sexual contract, which centres on the sexuality of organizations and static′ gender difference. The second, of the alchemic wedding, highlights a plurality of cultural models of femaleness and of women//work relationships, and processes of dynamic difference, transformation an

Getting Together
Getting Together
Paperback      ISBN: 0877843902

People get together in groups for all kinds of reasons in all kinds of settings. In this bright and lively book, Em Griffin describes three kinds of groups (task groups, relationship groups and influence groups). He covers such topics as conflict, deviance, persuasion, expectations, leadership & how to have a good discussion. This book is for everyone who wants to be in a good group.

Group Communication
Group Communication
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415111595
Group Communication introduces applications of small group dynamics. Hartley shows how an understanding of how groups work and interact can improve the chances of successful team communication and cooperation.
Group Communication includes:
* critical reviews of group research
* explanation of the difficulties and practicalities of observing groups
* analysis of major group processes, including conformity and decision-making
* analysis and case studies of the management team, student seminar/project groups and self-help groups
* practical recommendation for group communication
* references and suggestions for further reading and research
Group Dynamics
Group Dynamics
Hardcover      ISBN: 1337408859

Learn how group dynamics theory applies in the real world with the help of this best seller. GROUP DYNAMICS, 7th Edition, covers all major theories and topics pertaining to group and team processes. Focus on what's most important with clearly organized chapters and highlighted key points, and see how to apply concepts to actual groups through extended case studies -- one in every chapter. The author draws on examples from a range of disciplines including psychology, management, law, education, sociology, and political science to help you develop a deeper understanding of each topic that you'll take with you beyond the classroom.

Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication
Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0761920900

This Second Edition illustrates how the field is composed and looks at how it has grown. The four parts examine cross-cultural communication; intercultural communication; international communication; and development communication. Each part begins with a chapter on theories and closes with one on issues. This Edition is thoroughly revised and reorganized with expanded coverage of international, development, and cross-cultural communication and new chapters.

Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication
Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication
Paperback      ISBN: 0803958684

Now in paperback, this indispensable volume summarizes the state of the art in international, intercultural and developmental communication and sets the agenda for future research. It includes: an overview of major theoretical and applied issues; processes and effects in international and intercultural communication; contexts; and issues of conducting research on culture, language and communication. The volume frames the critical issues facing scholars studying language and communication, stimulates new theoretical formulations, demonstrates the application of diverse methods of research, and provides the basis for finding solutions to critical issues facing the modern world.

Handbook of Interpersonal Commitment and Relationship Stability
Handbook of Interpersonal Commitment and Relationship Stability
Hardcover      ISBN: 030646148x

A fundamental assumption underlying the formation of our most important relationships is that they will persist indefinitely into the future. As an acquaintanceship turns into a friend- ship, for example, both members of this newly formed interpersonal bond are likely to expect that their interactions will become increasingly frequent, diverse, and intimate over time. This expectation is perhaps most apparent in romantically involved couples who, through a variety of verbal and symbolic means, make explicit pledges to a long-lasting relationship. In either case, it is clear that these relationships represent something valuable to the individuals in- volved and are pursued with great enthusiasm. Virtually all close relationships are formed within the context of mutually rewarding in- teractions and/or strong physical attraction between partners. Friends and romantically in- volved couples alike are drawn to one another because of similarity of attitudes, interests, and personality and, quite simply, because they enjoy one another's company. This enjoyment, cou- pled with the novelty that characterizes new relationships, almost makes the continuation of the relationship a foregone conclusion. As relationships progress, however, their novelty fades, conflicts may arise between partners, negative life events may occur, and the satisfaction that previously characterized the relationships may diminish.