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Communication Ethics and Universal Values

Communication Ethics and Universal Values

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400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume is designed to revolutionize the field of communication by identifying a broad ethical theory which transcends the world of mass media practice to reveal a more humane and responsible code of values.

The contributors, representing a diverse range of intercultural perspectives, defend the possibility of universal moral imperatives such as justice, reciprocity and human dignity. Through an examination of the values in which their cultures are grounded, they provide a short list of ethical principles which form the common ground from which to view contemporary issues in the media, interpersonal communication, mediation and conflict resolution.

Seyla Benhabib
Clifford Christians
The Problem of Universals in Communication Ethics
Antonio Pasquali
The Moral Dimension of Communicating
Edmund Arens
Discourse Ethics and Its Relevance for Communication and Media Ethics
Deni Elliott
Universal Values and Moral Development Theories
Dietmar Mieth
The Basic Norm of Truthfulness
Its Ethical Justification and Universality

Muhammad I Ayish and Haydar Badawi Sadig
The Arab-Islamic Heritage in Communication Ethics
Anantha Sudhaker Babbili
Ethics and the Discourse on Ethics in Post-Colonial India
Gabriel Jaime Perez
Three Axiological Proposals for Communication Ethics in a Latin American Context
Andrew A Moemeka
Communalistic Societies
Community and Self-Respect as African Values

Cynthia-Lou Coleman
Emergent Values from American Indian Discourse
Pedro Gomes
Communication, Hope and Ethics
Georgette Wang
Communication Ethics in a Changing Chinese Society
The Case of Taiwan

Hideo Takeichi
Japanese Style Communication in a New Global Age
Karol Jakubowicz
Vagaries of Time and Place
Media Ethics in Poland

Keyan Tomaselli and Arnold Shepperson
Accepting the Other
On the Ethics of Intercultural Communication in Ethnographic Film

Robin Andersen
Women, Welfare and the United States Media
Michael Traber
An Ethics of Communication Worthy of Human Beings

Clifford G. Christians

Michael Traber

Michael Traber, who died on 25 March 2006, was born and educated in Switzerland. In 1956 he was ordained into the Bethlehem Mission Society from where he went to the USA to study sociology and mass communication at Fordham University and New York University (1956-60). He gained his PhD in mass communication. More About Author

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