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Shepherd, Gregory J.

Works: 9 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 1,861 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Gregory J Shepherd
Communication as-- : perspectives on theory( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does it mean to argue that communication is organizing? Or ritual? Or failure? What is at stake in choosing one metaphor or stance over another? What is gained and what is lost - for the field, for the theories themselves, and especially for humans communicating in everyday contexts? In Communication as ... : Perspectives on Theory, editors Gregory J. Shepherd, Jeffrey St. John, and Ted Striphas bring together a collection of 27 essays that explores the wide range of theorizing about communication, cutting across all lines of traditional division in the field. The essays in this text are written by leading scholars in the field of communication theory, with each scholar employing a particular stance or perspective on what communication theory is and how it functions. In essays that are brief, argumentative, and forceful, the scholars propose their perspective as a primary or essential way of viewing communication with decided benefits over other views. Key Features: Compares and contrasts different metaphorical views on the theory and practice of communication, challenging students to develop their own argument about communication theory Promotes an alternative way of examining communication problems - through the engaged interplay of a diversity of positions - encouraging readers to think through contemporary problems and questions in the field Compels readers to confront competing theoretical positions and their consequences head-on rather than outlining theories in ways that might separate them from their real-world consequences Communication as ... is an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on communication theory in the fields of Communication, Journalism, Sociology, and Psychology."
Communication and community by Gregory J Shepherd( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This distinctive volume combines synthetic theoretical essays and reports of original research to address the interrelations of communication and community in a wide variety of settings. Chapters address interpersonal conversation and communal relationships; journalism organizations and political reporting; media use and community participation; communication styles and alternative organizations; and computer networks and community building; among other topics. The contents offer synthetic literature reviews, philosophical essays, reports of original research, theory development, and criticism. While varying in theoretical perspective and research focus, each of the chapters also provides its own approach to the practice of communication and community. In this way, the book provides a recurrent thematic emphasis on the pragmatic consequences of theory and research for the activities of communication and living together in communities. Taken as a whole, this collection illustrates that communication and community cannot be adequately analyzed in any context without considering other contexts, other levels of analysis, and other media and modes of communication. As such, it provides important insights for scholars, students, educators, and researchers concerned with communication across the full range of contexts, media, and modes
An exposition of José de Acosta's Historia natural y moral de las Indias, 1590 : the emergence of an anthropological vision of colonial Latin America by Gregory J Shepherd( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

José de Acosta's De procuranda Indorum salute : a call for evangelical reforms in colonial Peru by Gregory J Shepherd( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaker-audience communication handbook( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication and community( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Communication as ... : perspectives on theory( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[In this book, the editors] bring together a collection of ... essays that explores the wide range of theorizing about communication, cutting across all lines of traditional divisions in the field. [They offer] perspective on what communication theory is and how it functions.-Back cover
Textbook Selection Criteria for a Multi-Section Basic Course Taught Exclusively by Graduate Teaching Assistants by Douglas M Trank( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Over one million students are enrolled in basic college speech courses each year, providing big business for publishers and authors of speech texts and an opportunity for abuse by faculty who have authored a text or who want to curry favor with a department head who has authored a text. Most multisection basic course programs taught by graduate teaching assistants use textbooks written by the department chairperson, course director or some other significant member of the faculty. A 1980 survey by D. Ochs showed that chairpersons or course directors frequently select course textbooks without consulting faculty and that textbook selection by committees of junior faculty and graduate students is rare. Most courses require a single textbook, that textbook is often selected by a single person, and most institutions have no stated policy regarding the use of faculty authored textbooks. To counteract some of these ethical and procedural weaknesses, a textbook selection committee should: (1) represent a balance of gender, instructor rank, and philosophical orientation; (2) agree on the objectives of the course, and then on criteria for considering, evaluating and choosing textbooks; (3) ensure that most of the potentially appropriate textbooks are considered by reading reviews, looking at national surveys of textbook use, and actively searching for relevant textbooks; (4) adopt a list of textbooks with varied approaches to meeting the stated course objectives, from which instructors can choose the text for their own section. (Seven references are included.) (Jg)
The narrative of José Emilio Pacheco : a translation and critical study by Gregory J Shepherd( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.09 for José de A ... to 1.00 for The narrat ...)

Communication as-- : perspectives on theory
English (47)

Communication and communityAn exposition of José de Acosta's Historia natural y moral de las Indias, 1590 : the emergence of an anthropological vision of colonial Latin AmericaCommunication and community