Between Communication and Information, Volume 4

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Jorge Reina Schement, Brent D. Ruben
Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 537 pages

The current popularity of such phrases as "information age" and "information society" suggests thatlinks between information, communication, and: behavior have become closer and more complex in a technology-dominated culture. Social scientists have adopted an integrated approach to these concepts, opening up new theoretical perspectives on the media, social psychology, personal relationships, group process, international diplomacy, and consumer behavior. Between Communication and Information maps out a richly interdisciplinary approach to this development, offering innovative research and advancing our understanding of integrative frameworks.

This fourth volume in the series reflects recently established lines of research as well as the continuing interest in basic areas of communications theory and practice. In Part I contributors explore the junction between communication and information from various theoretical perspectives, delving into the multilayered relationship between the two phenomena. Cross-disciplinary approaches in the fields of etymology and library science are presented in the second section. Part III. brings together case studies that examine the interaction of information and communication at individual and group levels; information exchanges between doctors and patients, children and computers, journalists and electronic news sources are analyzed in depth. The concluding segment focuses on large social contexts in which the interaction of communication and information affects the evolution of institutions and culture.

Between Information and Communication both extends and challenges current thinking on the mutually supporting interplay of information and human behavior. It will be of interest to sociologists, media analysts, and communication specialists.

 

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Contents

Communication and Information
3
A History of Information Theory in Communication Research
35
The Impact of a Native Theory of Information on Two Privileged Accounts of Personhood
57
Measurement of Information and Communication A Set of Definitions
81
Deconstructing Information
105
A Foucauldian Perspective of the Relationship between Communication and Information
115
Information Theory and Telecommunications A Review
137
Disciplinary Connections
171
PatientPractitioner Information Exchange as an Asymmetrical Social Encounter Do Patients Actually Know What Their Practitioners Think They Kn...
293
Judgment Model Overlap and Decisionmaking Group Processes
319
Designing Groupware for Implementation
335
News Story Generation with Hard Copy and Magnetic Media Information Sources The Impact of Information Technology
369
Communication Information and Surveillance Separation and Control in Organizations
385
Societal Contexts
399
On the Prospects for Redefining Universal Service From Connectivity to Content
401
TransactionGenerated Information TGI Signaling Sorting and the Communication of Self
421

An Etymological Exploration of the Links between Information and Communication
173
Context and Content of Citations between Communication and Library and Information Science Articles
189
Integrating Concepts for the Information Age Communication Information Mediation and Institutions
219
Individual and Social Context
237
Interrelationships between InformationSeeking Skills InformationSeeking Behavior and the Usage of Information Sources
239
Reducing Errors in HealthRelated Memory Progress and Prospects
255
Childrens Interest in Computers A Social Cognitive Perspective
269
Media Development and Public Space The Legislating of Social Interaction
435
The Politics of Information A Study of the French Minitel System
453
Information Information Society and Some Marxian Propositions
487
Contributors
523
Index of Names
531
Subject Index
535
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