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ERIC Number: EJ437302
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0093-6502
No More "What Is Communication?"
Murphy, Mary Ann
Communication Research, v18 n6 p825-33 Dec 1991
Delimits the pedagogical usefulness of the question "What is communication?" Shows that it leads students to a reductionist or essentialist mode of thinking that impedes rather than fosters appreciation of the complexity and heterogeneity of communicative events. Maintains that communication can be analyzed and improved without reducing it to a single common property. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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