Jumat, 20 Agustus 2010

Handbook of Communication and Aging Research

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Jon F. Nussbaum, Justine Coupland
Routledge, 2004 - 596 pages
This second edition of the Handbook of Communication and Aging Research  captures the ever-changing and expanding domain of aging research. Since it was first recognized that there is more to social aging than demography, gerontology has needed a communication perspective. Like the first edition, this handbook sets out to demonstrate that aging is not only an individual process but an interactive one. The study of communication can lead to an understanding of what it means to grow old. We may age physiologically and chronologically, but our social aging--how we behave as social actors toward others, and even how we align ourselves with or come to understand the signs of difference or change as we age--are phenomena achieved primarily through communication experiences. Synthesizing the vast amount of research that has been published on communication and aging in numerous international outlets over the last three decades, the book's contributors include scholars from North America and the United Kingdom who are active researchers in the perspectives covered in their particular chapter. Many of the chapters work to deny earlier images of aging as involving normative decrement to provide a picture of aging as a process of development involving positive choices and providing new opportunities. A recuring theme in many chapters is that of the heterogeneity of the group of people who are variously categorized as older, aged, elderly, or over 65. The contributors review the literature analytically, in a way that reveals not only current theoretical and methodological approaches to communication and aging research but also sets the future agenda. This handbook will be of great interest to scholars and researchers in gerontology, developmental psychology, and communication, and, in this updated edition, will continue to play a key role in the study of communication and aging.

Communication in Multiagent System. Agent Communication Language and Conversation Policies

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Marc-Philippe Huget
Springer, 2003 - 322 pages
Agents in multiagent systems are concurrent autonomous entities that need to coordinate and to cooperate so as to perform their tasks; these coordination and cooperation tasks might be achieved through communication. Communication, also called interaction by some authors, thus represents one of the major topics in multiagent systems.This book presents the state of the art of research on communication in multiagent systems. First, three seminal papers by Cohen and Perrault, by Singh, and by Davis and Smith present background information and introduce the newcomer to the area. The main part of the book is devoted to current research work dealing with agent communication, communication for coordination and argumentation, protocols, and dialogue games and conversational agents. Finally, the last paper deals with the future of agent communication.

Effective Communication Skills. For Scientific and Technical Professionals

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Harry E. Chambers
Perseus, 2001 - 321pages
Flatter, more collaborative organizational structures, combined with the pressure to translate innovative ideas into action quickly, are increasing the need by technical professionals-such as computer programmers, design specialists, engineers, and R&D scientists-to expand their repertoire of communication and managerial skills. In this highly accessible and practical book, Harry Chambers offers a wealth of strategies and tactics for building these skills, to the benefit of individuals, teams, and companies. In his trademark shoot-from-the-hip style, Chambers identifies specific real-world challenges that technical professionals face in the workplace, and offers definitive guidelines for enhancing their communication skills-from making presentations to giving and receiving criticism to navigating office politics. Featuring interviews with people in the trenches, as well as self-assessment tools and exercises, Effective Communication Skills will become a valued resource for technical professionals and their colleagues, trainers, and HR departments in all industries.

Cracked But Not Shattered. Hillary Rodham Clinton's Unsuccesful Campaign for President

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 Theodore F. Sheckels
Lexington Books, 2009 - 226 pages
Cracked But Not Shattered: Hillary Clinton's Unsuccessful Campaign for the Presidency thoroughly analyzes Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination with an eye to identifying what went wrong-why, despite initially being the frontrunner, she failed to break "the glass ceiling." The volume's contributors attempt to answer this question by examining multiple issues, from usual campaign communication topics such as Clinton's rhetoric, debate performance, and advertising to the ways the media treated her. While acknowledging that her communication during the campaign was flawed and that the media coverage of her reflected biases, these essays demonstrate that Clinton's campaign was in trouble from the start because of her gender, status as a former First Lady, and the fact that she is half of a powerful political couple. Cracked But Not Shattered provides keen insight into the historic 2008 Democratic primaries that will particularly intrigue scholars and students of political communications. Book jacket.

Science of Coercion. Communication Research and Psychological Werfare 1945-1960

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Christopher Simpson
Oxford University Press, 1996 - 204pages
Science of Coercion provides the first thorough examination of the role of the CIA, the Pentagon, and other U.S. security agencies in the evolution of modern communication research, a field in the social sciences which crystallized into a distinct discipline in the early 1950s. Government-funded psychological warfare programs underwrote the academic triumph of preconceptions about communication that persist today in communication studies, advertising research, and in counterinsurgency operations.

Christopher Simpson contends that it is unlikely that communication research could have emerged into its present form without regular transfusions of money from U.S military, intelligence, and propaganda agencies during the Cold War. These agencies saw mass communication as an instrument for persuading or dominating targeted groups in the United States and abroad; as a tool for improving military operations; and perhaps most fundamentally, as a means to extend the U.S. influence more widely than ever before at a relatively modest cost. Communication research, in turn, became for a time the preferred method for testing and developing such techniques. Science of Coercion uses long-classified documents to probe the contributions made by prominent mass communication researchers such as Wilbur Schramm, Ithiel de Sola Pool, and others, then details the impact of psychological warfare projects on widely held preconceptions about social science and the nature of communication itself.

A fascinating case study in the history of science and the sociology of knowledge, Science of Coercion offers valuable insights into the dynamics of ideology and the social psychology of communication.