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Discursive Acts: Language, Signs, and Selves

Discursive Acts: Language, Signs, and Selves

2nd Edition

Robert Perinbanayagam
September 15, 2010

Language, Signs and Selves applies conversational analysis to the discourse of everyday life and its roles in social behavior. The explanation offered of the complex elements and processes of language use is theoretically and empirically grounded, synthesizing European post structuralist theory and...

An Ecology of Communication: Cultural Formats of Control

An Ecology of Communication: Cultural Formats of Control

1st Edition

David Altheide
December 31, 1995

Altheide's new book advances the argument set in motion some years ago with Media Logic and continued in Media Worlds in the Postjournalism Era: that in our age, information technology and the communication environments it posits have affected the private and the social spheres of all our power...

Soviet Cinematography, 1918-1991: Ideological Conflict and Social Reality

Soviet Cinematography, 1918-1991: Ideological Conflict and Social Reality

1st Edition

Dmitry Shlapentokh
December 31, 1993

With a historical sweep that recent events have made definitive, the authors examine the influence of Soviet ideology on the presentation of social reality in films produced in the Soviet Union between the October Revolution and the final days of glasnost. Within the framework of an introduction...

Discreet Indiscretions: The Social Organization of Gossip

Discreet Indiscretions: The Social Organization of Gossip

1st Edition

Jorg Bergmann
December 31, 1993

Speaking of Life: Horizons of Meaning for Nursing Home Residents

Speaking of Life: Horizons of Meaning for Nursing Home Residents

1st Edition

Jaber Gubrium
January 12, 1993

In one of his earlier books, Living and Dying at Murray Manor, the author availed himself of ethnographic techniques to explore the experience of life in a nursing home. This volume extends that exploration to an assessment of the quality of long-term care provided to residents of nursing homes,...

Sentiments and Acts

Sentiments and Acts

1st Edition

Fred Pestello
January 03, 1993

The relation between attitudes and behavior has been of enduring concern to social scientists over the past half century. The present volume is a sequel to a landmark theoretical and methodological critique of the literature on that relationship, published by the first author, Dr. Deutscher, in...

Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication

1st Edition

Peter Manning
December 31, 1992

The Micropolitics of Knowledge: Communication and Indirect Control in Workgroups

The Micropolitics of Knowledge: Communication and Indirect Control in Workgroups

1st Edition

Emmanuel Lazega
December 31, 1992

For many years Emmanuel Lazega has explored communication behavior and decision-making processes of small workgroups within larger organizations. To account for the knowledge claims of members of those groups, and for the ways in which such claims are legitimated collectively and translated into...

Durkheim and Postmodern Culture

Durkheim and Postmodern Culture

1st Edition

Stjepan Mestrovic
December 31, 1992

The present work is an elaboration of the author's previous efforts in Emile Durkheim and the Reformation of Sociology (1988) and The Coming Fin de Sibcle (1991) to demonstrate Durkheim's neglected relevance to the postmodern discourse. The aims include finding affinities between our fin de sibcle...

Parallels: The Soldier's Knowledge and the Oral History of Contemporary Warfare

Parallels: The Soldier's Knowledge and the Oral History of Contemporary Warfare

1st Edition

Michael Madden
December 31, 1992

Parallels reclaims the experience of American and Soviet participants in the two longest and most devastating episodes of contemporary warfare: Vietnam and Afghanistan. The volume is constructed directly from the narratives and recollection of surviving veterans, and encapsulates the voiced "...

Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse

Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse

1st Edition

Richard Brown
December 31, 1992

During the past decade, it has become commonplace to interpret social and cultural reality-the very groundwork of the social sciences-as linguistic constructions. Not only is society viewed as a text, but scientific texts themselves are seen as rhetorical constructions.This collection of scholarly...

Media Worlds in the Postjournalism Era

Media Worlds in the Postjournalism Era

1st Edition

David Altheide
December 31, 1991

The concept of media logic, a theoretical framework for explaining the relationship between mass media and culture, was first introduced in Altheide and Snow's influential work, Media Logic. In Media Worlds in the Postjournalism Era, the authors expand their analysis of how organizational...

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