Communication in Everyday Life
A Survey of Communication
- Steve Duck - The University of Iowa, USA, Rhetoric Dept, USA, University of Iowa, USA
- David T. McMahan - Missouri Western State University, USA
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“Communication in Everyday Life is a wonderful resource for students aspiring to learn more about relationships, media, and communication. It is practical and reminds readers of the many ways we can improve our communication skills to better serve us in areas such as the workplace, family settings, and healthcare. With tremendous attention to detail, the text is an excellent foundation for students as they begin studying communication.”
“Communication in Everyday Life delivers on the promise of its title: it demonstrates to students through explanation, research, and well-chosen examples how communication is the fabric of relationships, which emerge, exist, and end in everyday interaction. This book helps students to understand how they create their identity, their relationships, their families, their cultures, and their careers through everyday communication. It balances theory and insight with tools to improve communication skills, and it therefore offers a tremendous practical benefit to students.”
"Communication In Everyday Life is a student-focused, student-minded text that approaches communication not as an abstract process, but as the primary mechanism which defines our lives and our reality.”
“A very comprehensive survey of interpersonal communication on a wide array of levels that is easy to understand and is appealing to any audience.”
“This textbook provides a unique perspective on communication that allows students to become more aware of the impact of communication in their lives.”
"A fun and thorough conversation about communication."
“This book provides a well-written and interesting look at all aspects of communication. My students actually enjoy reading it!”
“This text is an excellent choice for an Introduction to Communication Studies course—it is understandable, relatable, and does a great job integrating current research in a variety of communication contexts.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: An Overview of Communication
Chapter 2: Identities, Perceptions, and Communication