- Draws upon advances in research for the most up-to-date concepts in speech communication
- Defines the 'critical moments' of communication for students and practitioners; encouraging us to view communication as a two-sided process of coordinating actions and making/managing meanings
- Questions how we can intervene in dangerous or undesirable patterns of communication that will result in better social worlds
1. Critical moments that shape our social worlds.
2. Taking a communication perspective on social worlds.
3. Paradigms and the “physics” of social worlds.
4. Communication: Coordinating Actions and Making/Managing Meanings.
5. Doing things in communication: Speech acts.
6. Episodes and patterns of communication.
7. Selves and forms of consciousness.
8. Relationships and relational minds.
9. Afterword: Something of a guide for using CMM.