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Influential Books

INFLUENTIAL BOOK LIST IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

GENERATED BY A NON-RANDOM SAMPLE OF SCHOLARS, SEPTEMBER, 2000

Dear Colleagues—with all the pitfalls of compiling such a list, here is the influential book list. I heard from so many of you. Thanks to all of you who responded! I am not including a count, as I am not sure of its accuracy, and many people answering later added additional books ‘to the ones already mentioned.’ There are 73 books mentioned in total! I can tell you that that this has caused me to think. Discussions over this CRTNET (and additions) would make an intriguing convention panel! Enjoy!! -Dawn O. Braithwaite


In terms of frequency, Watzlawick, Beavin, & Jackson were mentioned by far the most, followed by Goffman and Mead. The rest of the books I am listing were mentioned four times (except for Burke- see note below).

 

Watzlawick, P., Beavin, J. H., & Jackson, D. D. (1967). Pragmatics of human communication: A study of interactional patterns, pathologies, and paradoxes. New York: W. W. Norton.


Goffman, E. (1959). Presentation of self in everyday life. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

 

Mead, G. H. (1934). Mind, self, and society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Aristotle. (1686). Rhetorica.

 

Berger, P. L., & Luckmann, T. (1966). The social construction of reality. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

 

Geertz, C. (1973). The interpretation of cultures. New York: Basic Books.

 

Littlejohn, S. (1996). Theories of human communication (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

 

Several Burke books were each mentioned three times: Counterstatement, A grammar of motives, Rhetoric of motives.


Aristotle. (1686). Rhetorica. London: by T. B. for Randal Taylor.

 

Asante, M. K (1987). The Afrocentric idea. Phildadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

 

Asante, M. K. (1988). Afrocentricity. Trenton, NJ: Afica World Press, INC.

 

Bakhtin, M. (1981). The dialogic imagination (C. Emerson & M. Holquist Translation). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

 

Baxter, L., & Montgomery, B. (1996). Relating: Dialogues and dialectics. New York: Guilford Press.

 

Benson, T. W. (1985). Speech communication in the 20th century. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP.

 

Berger, P. L., & Luckmann, T. (1966). The social construction of reality. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

 

Berlo. (1960). The process of communication. New York: Holt, Rinhart, & Winston.

 

Billig, M. (1987). Arguing and thinking. New York: Cambridge UP.

 

Bitzer & Black. (Eds.). (1971). The prospect of rhetoric. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

 

Black, E. (1965). Rhetorical criticism. New York: Macmillan.

 

Buber, M. (1965). Between man and man (R. G. Smith Translation). New York: Macmillan.

 

Burke, K. (1961). The rhetoric of religion. Boston: Beacon Press.

 

Burke, K. (1968). Counterstatement. Berkeley: University of California Press.

 

Burke. K. (1969). A grammar of motives. Berkeley: University of California Press.

 

Burke, K. (1969). Rhetoric of motives. Berkeley: University of California Press.

 

Campbell, G. (1988). The philosophy o rhetoric in 18th century. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP.

 

Campbell, K. (1989). Man cannot speak for her. New York: Greenwood Press.

 

Campbell, K., & Jamieson, K. (Ed.). (1978). Form and genre. Falls Church, VA: Speech Communication Association.

 

Cheney, G. (1999). Values at work. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press.

 

Cialdini. (1988). Influence: Science and practice (2nd ed.). Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman.

 

Cialdini. (1993). Influence: The psychology of persuasion (Rev. ed.). New York: Morrow.

 

Cicero. (1840). De oratore (W. Guthrie Translation). Oxford: H. Slatter.

 

Cicero. (1966). Brutus (A. E. Douglas Translation). Oxford: Clarendon Publishing.

 

Clifford, J. (1988). The predicament of culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP.

 

Dance, F. E. X. (1982). Human communication theory: Comparative essays. New York: Harper & Row.

 

Duncan, H. D. (1963). Communication and social order. New York: Bedminster Press.

 

Ekman, P., & Friesen, W. (1975). Unmasking the face. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

 

Fisher, B. A. (1978). Perspectives on human communication. New York: Macmillan.

 

Fisher, W. (1987). Human communication as narration. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.

 

Foss, Foss, & Griffin. (1999). Feminist rhetorical theories. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

 

Foss, Foss, & Trapp. (1991). Contemporary perspectives on rhetoric (2nd ed.).

 

Geertz, C. (1973). The interpretation of cultures. New York: Basic Books.

 

Gergen, K. (1991). The saturated self. New York: Basic Books.

 

Gergen, K. (1994). Realities and relationships. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP.

 

Gergen, K. (1999). Invitation to social construction. London: Sage.

 

Gilligan, C. (1982). In a different voice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP.

 

Goffman, E. (1959). Presentation of self in everyday life. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

 

Grossberg. (1997). Bringing it all back home: Essays on cultural studies. Durham, NC: Duke UP.

 

Hall. (1959). The silent language. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications.

 

Harper, N. (1979). Human communication theory: The history of a paradigm. Rochelle, NJ: Hayden Book Company.

 

Hawes, L. (1975). Pragmatics of analoguing: Theory and model construction in communication. Reading, MA: Addison- Wesley Publishing Company.

 

Heidegger, M. (1971). On the way to language (P. D. Hertz Translation). New York: Harper & Row.

 

Heider, F. (1967). The psychology of interpersonal relations. New York: Wiley.

 

Homan, G. (1974). Social behavior: It’s elementary forms. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.

 

Hooks, B. (1990). Yearning: Race, gender and cultural politics. Boston: South End Press.

 

Kelley, et. al. (1983). Close relationships. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman.

 

Knapp, M. L., & Miller, G. R. (1994). Handbook of interpersonal communication (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Kuhn, T. (1996). The structure of scientific revolutions (3rd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Laing, Phillipson, & Lee. (1966). Interpersonal perception: A theory and a method of research.

 

Langer, S. (1951). Philosophy in a new key (3rd ed.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP.

 

Littlejohn, S. (1996). Theories of human communication (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

 

Longinus. (1945). On the sublime (B. Einarson Translation). Chicago: Parkard.

 

Lucaites, et. al. (1999). Contemporary rhetorical theory: A reader. New York: Guilford Press.

 

McCluhan, M., & Fiori, Q. (1967). The medium is the massage. New York: Bantam Books.

 

Mead, G. H. (1934). Mind, self, and society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Merchant, C. (1980). The death of nature. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

 

Miller, G. R., & Steinberg, M. (1975). Between people. Chicago: Science Research Associates.

 

Ogden, C. K., & Richards, I. A. (1923). Meaning of meaning. New York: Harcourt & Brace.

 

Pearce, W. B. (1989). Communication and the human condition. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP.

 

Peters, J. D. (1999). Speaking into the air: A history of the idea of communication. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 

Plato. (1998). Gorgias and Phaedrus (J. H. Nichols, Jr. Translation). Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP.

 

Richard, I. A. (1936). The philosophy of rhetoric. New York: Oxford UP.

 

Rogers, C. (1980). A way of being. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

 

Rogers, E. M. (1995). Diffusion of innovation. (4th ed.). New York: Free Press.

 

Rosaldo, R. (1993). Culture and truth. Boston: Beacon Press.

 

Sennett, R. (1977). Fall of public man. New York: Knopf.

 

Shimanoff, S. (1980). Communication rules. Beverly Hills: Sage.

 

Skinner, B. F. (1974). About behaviorism. New York: Knopf.

 

Spender, D. (1980). Man made language. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

 

Sproule, M. (1997). Propoganda and democracy. Cambridge UP.

 

Stewart, J. (1996). Beyond the symbol model: Reflections on the representational nature of language. NY: SUNY Press.

 

Stewart, J. (1995). Language as articulate contact: Toward a post-semiotic philosophy of communication. NY: SUNY Press.

 

Wallace, K. (Ed.). (1954). History of speech education in America. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

 

Watzlawick, P. (1978). The language of change. New York: Basic Books.

 

Watzlawick, P., Beavin, J. H., & Jackson, D. D. (1967). Pragmatics of human communication: A study of interactional patterns, pathologies, and paradoxes. New York: W. W. Norton.

 

Weick, K. E. (1979). The social psychology of organizing (2nd ed.). Reading, MA: Addison-Wesely Publishing Company.

 

Wittgenstein, L. (1997). Philosophical investigations (G. E. M. Anscomb Translation).

 

Additional Influential Works:

In addition to the extensive list that Dawn O. Braithwaite has provided above, the following works were also mentioned in various listserv discussions of influential communication works on ComGrads (a CIOS listserv). This list does not repeat the list above.

Barnouw, E. Gerbner, G. Schramm, W., Worth, T. L. & Gross, L. (1989). International encyclopedia of communications. NY: Oxford UniversityPress.

Casmir, F. L. (Ed.). (1994). Building communication theories: A socio/cultural approach. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Cohen, H. (1994). The history of speech communication: The emergence of a discipline, 1914-1945. Annandale, VA: National Communication Association.

Craig, R. T. (1999). Communication theory as a field. Communication Theory, 9, 2, pp?

Czitrom, David. Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan Chapel Hill, NC: U of NC, 1982.

Crowley, D. J. & Heyer, P. (2002). Communication in history: Technology, culture, society. Allyn & Bacon.

Dahnke, G. L., & Clatterbuck, G. W. (1990). Human communication: Theory and research. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Dance, F. E. X. (1970). The "concept" of communication. Journal of Communication, 20, 2, 210-210.

Daniel, J. (1995). Changing the players and the game. Annandale, VA: Speech Communication Association.

Deetz, S. A. (1994). Future of the discipline: The challenges, the research, and the social contribution. Communication Yearbook, 17,565-600.

Delia, J. Communication research: A history (chapter).

DeFluer. Mass Communication Theory

Dues, M. & Brown, M. (1998). Boxing Plato's Shadow. McGraw Hill.

Ferment in the field (1983). Journal of Communication 33, 3.

Fiske, J. (1990). Introduction to communication studies. NY: Routledge.

Griffin, E. (1994). A first look at communication theory (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Hardt, H. (1992). Critical communication studies: Essays on communication, history, and theory in America. NY: Routledge.

Harper, N. L. (1980). Human Communication Theory: A history of a paradigm. Boynton/Cook.

Heath, R. L., & Bryant, J. (1992). Human communication theory and research: Concepts, contexts, & challenges. Hillsdale, NJ:
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Illich, I. & Sanders, B. ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind. New York: Random House, 1988.

Infante, Rancer and Womack. Building Communication Theory

Kibler, R. & Barker, L. (eds). (1969). Conceptual frontiers in speech-communication: Report of the New Orleans conference on research and instructional development. New York, NT: Speech Communication Association.

Leed-Hurwitz, W. (1995). Social approaches to communication. Guilford Press.

Mattelart, A. (1996). The invention of communication. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Mattelart, A. & Mattelart, M. (2000). Theories of communication: A shortintr oduction. Thousand Oaks, Sage.

Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of The World. New York: Routledge, 1982.

Schiller, D. (1997). Theorizing communication: A history. New York: Oxford University Press.

Schramm, W. (1997). The beginnings of communication study in America: A personal memoir. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Shepherd, G. J. (1993). Building a discipline of communication. Journal of Communication, 43, 3, 83-91.

Simpson, C. (1996). Science of coercion: Communication research and psychological warfare 1945-1960. Oxford University Press.

Stephen, T. & Harrison, T. (1993). Interpersonal communication, theory, and history. Communication Theory, 3, 163-172.

Trent, J. (1997). Communication: Views from the helm for the 21st century. Allyn & Bacon.

Wallace, K. R. (1954). The history of speech, 1953: An overview. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 40, 2, 117-129. OR SPEECH EDUCATION In AMERICA

Winans, J. A. The need for research. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1.

Wood, J. & Gregg, R. (eds). (1995). Toward the 21st Century: The future of speech communication. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Work, W. & Jeffrey, R. (eds.) (1989). The past in prologue: A 75th Anniversary history of SCA. Annandale, VA: Speech Communication Association.

The Handbook of Org. Comm (1987 version)

 

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