Casing Communication Theory exposes readers to some of the most cited, most prolific, most important theories within the dynamic field of communication. The edited collection features 24 case studies that analyze communication theories in different contexts.
Casing Communication Theory, edited by Corey J. Liberman, Andrew S. Rancer, and Theodore A. Avtgis:
- embeds a theory within each case that empowers the reader to see the mutual relationship between the two: how the theory comes to explain the case study and how the case study, in turn, comes to shape the theory,
- presents and analyzes classic and emerging communication theories such as identity, self-efficacy, humor communication, social penetration, and more.
- includes readings from 35 experts in the communication field. These experts specialize in various aspects of communication and feature a myriad of different perspectives.
- emphasizes that all theories can be questioned, are testable, are parsimonious, and useful.
Chapter 1 – Action assembly theory: Alice’s adventures in theoryland (John Greene)
Chapter 2- A goals-plans-action theory of communication: Ravi and Joe battle over cleaning the apartment (James Dillard)
Chapter 3 – Communication accommodation theory as a lens to examine painful self-disclosure in grandparent-grandchild relationships (Quinten Bernhold & Howard Giles)
Chapter 4 – Call it intuition: Moral foundations theory and understanding political and social disagreement in a contentious society (Gregory Cranmer & Darren Linvill)
Chapter 5 – Millennials in the age of President Trump: An application of problematic integration theory (Austin Babrow & Peter Babrow)
Chapter 6 – A communication privacy management analysis of an end of life admission (Jeffrey Child & Cristin Compton)
Chapter 7 – Relational dialectics theory: It is important for mom to be true to herself (Diana Breshears & Dawn Braithwaite)
Chapter 8 – Integrative communication theory of cross-cultural adaptation and its application to volunteerism in the peace corps (Young Yun Kim)
Chapter 9 – Co-cultural theory: Performing emotional labor from a position of exclusion (Robert Razzante & Sarah Tracy)
Chapter 10 – Violence and cultivation theory: A case study (Michael Morgan, James Shanahan, & Nancy Signorielli)
Chapter 11 – Social information processing theory and a case study of idealized perceptions and misrepresentation within an online community for alcohol addiction (Kevin Wright)
Chapter 12 – Advice response theory: Understanding responses to health advice (Erina MacGeorge & Kasey Foley)
Chapter 13 – An international student in the United States: A case study of communication theory of identity (Yu Lu, Peter Marston, & Michael Hecht)
Chapter 14 – Theories of self-efficacy: The case of registering to become an organ donor (Katy Harris & Thomas Feeley)
Chapter 15 – Lauren’s job interviews: A case study for nonverbal expectancy violations theory (Andrew Rancer & Heather Walter)
Chapter 16 – A few good laughs at a funeral: Incongruity theory of humor communication (Rachel DiCioccio)
Chapter 17 – Truth default theory and cases of political and academic lie detection (Timothy Levine)
Chapter 18 – Validating women and their miscarriage experiences: An application of confirmation theory (Maria Brann)
Chapter 19 – The beard buster: Applying the theory of independent mindedness to the Barbasol company (Theodore Avtgis & Corey Liberman)
Chapter 20 - Genderlect theory: Applications to public relations (Roxana Maiorescu-Murphy)
Chapter 21 – Thinking about interpersonal relationships and social penetration theory: Is it the same for lesbian, gay, or bisexual people? (Jimmie Manning)
Chapter 22 - Language expectancy Theory: Expectancy violations of Reverend Billy and the church of stop shopping (Josh Averbeck)
Chapter 23 – Verbal aggressiveness and frustration-aggression-displacement theory (Charles Wigley)
Chapter 24 – Using the theory of planned behavior to create health change: The case of university sleep-positive campaigns (Heather Carmack & Heather Stassen)