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Description - Making Social Worlds by W. Barnett Pearce

How one acts during "critical moments" can change the world. The tools and concepts of CMM - Coordinated Management of Meaning - show us how to discern and to act wisely during the critical moments that shape our world and define our future. This text presents the most accessible introduction to CMM, one of the groundbreaking theories of speech communication. In an age in which what happens anywhere affects us everywhere, and in which we must become accustomed to interacting with people whose customs are different than our own, more sophisticated patterns of communication are demanded. This book provides the concepts and models to help us understand these. By analyzing examples from everyday life - everything from intimate family conversations to speeches by heads of state - the author demonstrates how the tools of CMM enable special insights into our social interactions. Written in an informal yet intellectually stimulating way, Making Social Worlds opens up the theory of CMM to students, scholars, and practitioners.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405162609
ISBN-10: 1405162600
Format: Paperback
(224mm x 154mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - W. Barnett Pearce

W. Barnett Pearce is Professor in the School of Human and Organization Development, Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Pearce has published extensively on communication theory and is one of the principal developers of the theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) currently in use by scholars and practitioners.

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