Following in the same tradition as two other edited collections that revolutionized interpersonal communication research (G.R. Miller's Explorations in Interpersonal Communication
and M.E. Roloff & G.R. Miller's Interpersonal Processes
) New Directions in Interpersonal Communication
presents the latest research being done today and reflects the changes that have occurred in interpersonal communication research during the past 18 years.
A combination of established and newer scholars, as well as 'boundary spanners' (those who are applying interpersonal theories and concepts to areas such as family, health, intercultural, organizational, and mediated communication) illustrate the wealth and breadth of this area of study and research.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 23 mm
Much of the success of New Directions stems from the editors' selection of strong contributors. These are definitely the people to be reading. Perhaps more important, the editors asked contributors to tell the story of their research by addressing basic questions on the origins of their work, the methods they used, their most important findings and challenges, and the directions they and other might take the work in the future. The result is a book that is at once more engaging than recent encyclopedias and handbooks and more substantive than recent textbooks surveying theories of interpersonal communication. In my view New Directions offers the best graduate/professional level introduction to the field of interpersonal communication currently available. It is compact, accessible, and authoritative. -- Journal of Communication
"Books, particularly edited volumes, rarely succeed in expressing either a sense of history or a clear vision of the discipline's leading edge. New Directions in Interpersonal Communication Research, succeeds at both." -- Malcolm Parks