Citations for Posted Readings

Stephen Littlejohn, “Theory in the Process of Inquiry”
Littlejohn_Theories_of_human_communication.pdf (936.705 Kb)
Stephen Littlejohn, “Theory in the Process of Inquiry,” Theories of Human
Communication,, 6th ed. (Albuquerque: Wadsworth, 1999), 21-38. Please note: the
last two pages of this text are hard to read on the pdf file. Please refer instead
to the hard copies of these pages that were distributed in class. Sorry for the
Classical Rhetoric
Gorgias, Encomium of Helen
Gorgias, Encomium.pdf (357.915 Kb)
Gorgias, trans. George A. Kennedy, from Aristotle On Rhetoric (New York: Oxford
University Press, 1991), 283-288.
Plato, excerpt from _Phaedrus_
plato_phaedrus.pdf (688.976 Kb)
Plato, excerpt from Phaedrus, trans. Robin Waterfield (New York: Oxford UP, 2002)
Aristotle reading, Part I
Aristotle_Chbych_outline.pdf (516.833 Kb)
Chapter by chapter outline from Aristotle, On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic
Discourse, trans. George A. Kennedy (New York: Oxford University Press,
1991), 13-22.
Aristotle reading, Part II
aristotle_pp_182204.pdf (596.695 Kb)
Book 2, Chapters 21-22 in Aristotle, On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse,
trans. George A. Kennedy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991), 182204.
Systems Theory
Basic Concepts of the Systems Approach
From the Principia Cybernetic Web:
Monge, “The Systems Perspective"
Monge_Systems_perspective.pdf (1.532 Mb)
Peter Monge, “The Systems Perspective as a Theoretical Basis for the Study of
Human Communication,” Communication Quarterly 25 (1977): 19-29.
Rules Theory (& Scientific Method)
Baxter, Rules Theory in Break-Ups
Baxter_Rules_Theory_in_BreakUps.pdf (1.567 Mb)
Leslie A. Baxter, "Gender Differences in the Heterosexual Relationship Rules
Embedded in Break-Up Accounts," Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 3
(1986), 289-306.
Semiotics & Structuralism
Saussure, “On the Nature of Language”
saussure_on_the_nature_of_language.pdf (378.452 Kb)
Ferdinand de Saussure, “On the Nature of Language,” in Introduction to
Structuralism, ed. Michael Lane (New York: Basic Books, 1970), 43-56.
Barthes, 3 selections from _Mythologies_
Barthes_Mythologies.pdf (460.413 Kb)
Roland Barthes, Preface, “The World of Wrestling,” and “Striptease” in Mythologies,
trans. Annette Lavers (New York: Hill and Wang, 1972), 11-25, 84-87.
Mead, “Mind”
mead_pp_4289.pdf (1.446 Mb)
George Herbert Mead, “Mind,” from Mind, Self, and Society; From the Standpoint of a
Social Behaviorist (Chicago:University of Chicago Press 1967). 42-89.
Burke, Dramatism
burke_introduction.pdf (831.398 Kb)
Kenneth Burke, Introduction and "Ways of Placement", The Grammar of Motives
(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969), xv-xxiii, 3-20.
Berger and Luckmann, "The Reality of Everyday Life"
Reality_of_Everyday_Life.pdf (1.587 Mb)
Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann, "The Reality of Everyday Life," The Social
Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge Garden City, N.Y.:
Doubleday, 1966), 19-46.
Critical Theory
hooks, “Representing Whiteness"
hooks_representing_whiteness.pdf (517.543 Kb)
bell hooks, “Representing Whiteness in the Black Imagination”
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