Communication Ethics Literacy
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Communication Ethics Literacy
Dialogue and Difference



© 2009 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A student-friendly, theoretically engaged application of communication ethics to a variety of communicative contexts

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http://www.communicast.info/fritz.mp3 to hear Dr. Janie Fritz discuss her work in communication ethics literacy!

This comprehensive and engaging treatment of communication ethics combines student application and theoretical engagement. Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue and Difference reviews classic communication ethics approaches and extends the conversation about dialogue and difference in public and private life. Introducing communication ethics as a pragmatic survival skill in a world of difference, the authors offer a learning model that frames communication ethics as arising from a set of goods found within particular narratives, traditions, or virtue structures that guide human life.

Key Features  
  • Identifies major metaphors in each chapter to promote student interest and allow for better comprehension of key concepts
  • Applies theory to everyday life with examples drawn from multiple perspectives including education and personal as well as professional life
  • Presents "The Dialogic Learning Model" as a framework for the book, offering guidelines for ethical decision making in each of several communicative contexts such as interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational
  • Includes a humanities case study, Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, as a classic example of ethical struggles that constitute the human condition
Intended Audience  
This core text is designed for the undergraduate course in Communication Ethics, as well as other communication courses where ethics is a major portion of study.
 
1. The Pragmatic Necessity of Communication Ethics
Student Application: Contending Goods  
The Good  
Historical Moment: Mapping Communication Ethics  
Postmodernity  
Learning  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
2. Defining Communication Ethics
Student Application: Finding Narrative Ground  
Multiplicity of Communication Ethics  
Philosophy of Communication  
Applied Communication  
Narrative  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
3. Approaches to Communication Ethics: The Pragmatic Good of Theory
Student Application: Choice Making  
Democratic Communication Ethics  
Universal-Humanitarian Communication Ethics  
Codes, Procedures, and Standards in Communication Ethics  
Contextual Communication Ethics  
Narrative Communication Ethics  
Dialogic Communication Ethics  
The College Campus: Communication Ethics Perspectives  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
4. Communication Ethics: In the Eye(s) of the Theory of the Beholder
Student Application: Common Sense and Contention  
Common Sense  
Learning  
Theory  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
5. Dialogic Ethics: Meeting Differing Grounds of the "Good"
Student Application: Negotiating Difference  
Dialogue and Difference  
Dialogic Theory  
Dialogic Coordinates: Without Demand  
A Dialogic Learning Model of Communication Ethics  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
6. Public Discourse Ethics: Public and Private Accountability
Student Application: What Is Public and Private Space?  
Public Discourse: The Public "Good"  
Public Decision Making: The Good of Public Accountability  
Differentiation of Public and Private Space  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
7. Interpersonal Communication Ethics: The Relationship Matters
Student Application: Relational Responsibility  
Interpersonal Communication  
Distance  
Interpersonal Responsibility  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
8. Organizational Communication Ethics: Community of Memory and Dwelling
Student Application: Finding a Dwelling Place  
Organizational Communication  
Dwelling Place  
Organizations and Institutions  
Community of Memory Within Organizations  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
9. Intercultural Communication Ethics: Before the Conversation Begins
Student Application: The Unfamiliar  
Intercultural Communication  
Culture  
Culture Shock  
The Inarticulate  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
10. Business and Professional Communication Ethics
Student Application: Finding Direction  
Business and Professional Communication  
The Dialectic of Direction and Change  
Public Testing  
Pointing to a Dialogic Ethic in Business and Professional Communication  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
11. Health Care Communication Ethics
Student Application: Responding to the Other  
Health Care Communication  
Health  
Responsiveness  
Care  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
12. Communication Ethics Literacy and Difference: Dialogic Learning
Student Application: Understanding the Other  
Pragmatic  
Crisis Communication  
Communication Ethics Literacy  
The Pragmatics of Dialogic Ethics  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  

"In relation to other books about ethics published in both the communication and business disciplines,Communication Ethics Literacy is different because it is organized around metaphors that emphasize learning rather than providing a list of static ethical theories, which is a common method for studying ethics. The metaphors are designed to provide readers interpretive texture necessary to apply the ethical frames discussed."

        -Annette Holba Plymouth State University

Annette Holba
Plymouth State University
Key features
  • Uses dialogic ethics as a framework
  • Includes a review of existing frameworks (e.g., democratic, political, deontological)
  • Offers examples and references from a variety of communication contexts, such as interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational, and subcontexts, such as family and health

 


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