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On Communicating: Otherness, Meaning, and Information

By: Klaus Krippendorff (Author), Fernando Bermejo (Editor)

372 pages, b/w illustrations, 4 tables


Paperback | Aug 2008 | #228925 | ISBN-13: 9780415978606
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Hardback | Aug 2008 | #228926 | ISBN-13: 9780415978590
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Klaus Krippendorff is an influential figure in communication studies widely known for his award-winning book Content Analysis. Over the years, Krippendorff has made important contributions to the ongoing debates on fundamental issues concerning communication theory, epistemology, methods of research, critical scholarship, second-order cybernetics, the social construction of reality through language, design, and meaning. On Communicating assembles Krippendorff's most significant writings – many of which are virtually unavailable today, appearing in less accessible publications, conference proceedings, out-of-print book chapters, and articles in journals outside the communication field. In their totality, they provide a goldmine for communication students and scholars. Edited and with an introduction by Fernando Bermejo, On Communicating provides readers with access to Krippendorff's key works.



Part 1: Communicating
Chapter 1. An Alternative Paradigm
Chapter 2. Epistemological Grounding
Chapter 3. Major Communication Metaphors
Chapter 4. A Recursive Framework for Communication Theories
Chapter 5. Conversation or Intellectual Imperialism

Part 2: Otherness
Chapter 6. The Otherness that Theory Creates
Chapter 7. A Cybernetics of I-Other Relations
Chapter 8. Pathology, Power and Emancipation
Chapter 9. Writing Ecologically

Part 3: Meaning
Chapter 10. A Constructivist Critique of Semiotics
Chapter 11. The Dialogical Meaning of Cultural Artifacts
Chapter 12. The Methodo-logic of Content Analysis
Chapter 13. Discourse as Systematically Constrained Conversation

Part 4: Information
Chapter 14. An Introduction to Information Theory
Chapter 15. Research In-Formation
Chapter 16. Paradox and Information
Chapter 17. Cyberspace and its Artifacts
Chapter 18. Social Memory


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Klaus Krippendorff is Gregory Bateson Term Professor for Cybernetics, Language, and Culture in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. His landmark book Content Analysis, now in its second edition, has been translated into Hungarian, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish.

Fernando Bermejo teaches Communication at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain. He holds a Ph.D. from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and an MA from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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