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Making Social Worlds. A Communication Perspective. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5227250
  • Book
  • November 2007
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Making Social Worlds: A Communication Perspective offers the most accessible introduction to the tools and concepts of CMM – Coordinated Management of Meaning – one of the groundbreaking theories of speech communication.
  • 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
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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.


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W. Barnett Pearce Fielding Graduate University.
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