ERIC Number: ED225214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Perspective on Cultural Communication.
After defining and describing communication from a cultural perspective, this paper then proposes two areas--shared meaning and shared identity--as being relevant in and rich for communication inquiry. The paper addresses these two areas by (1) specifying assumptions for a cultural perspective on communication, (2) defining culture as a communicatively constituted analytic construct, (3) explicating a system of cultural structures that function to generate and regulate shared symbolic meaning, and (4) discussing three discernable communicative forms--ritual, myth, and social drama--that structure a sense of shared identity in interactive life. By advancing a cultural perspective on communication, the paper shows the unique and revealing insights that the study of shared meaning and shared identity offer students of communication theory and research. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Theory Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (68th, Louisville, KY, November 4-7, 1982).