Communication: A Critical/Cultural Introduction

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This exciting text for the hybrid course introduces communication theory, interpersonal communication, and public communication and culture through the lens of contemporary critical theory. The book focuses on public advocacy as a more meaningful way to approach public speaking through coverage of topics and issues that students are most passionate about. By situating communication concepts and theories within contemporary and engaging cultural scenes, the book is much more than a survey of ideas—it demonstrates the power of communication in our everyday lives.


We gratefully acknowledge John T. Warren and Deanna L. Fassett for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Kristen Treinen and Katie Rasmussen for developing the ancillaries on this site.