You are here

Communication Ethics Literacy
Share

Communication Ethics Literacy
Dialogue and Difference



August 2008 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Communication Ethics Literacy offers a learning model of communication ethics literacy from a dialogic perspective, framing communication ethics as arising from a good or set of goods found within particular narratives, traditions, or virtue structures that guide human life.

Offers examples and references from a variety of communication contexts, such as interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational, and subcontexts, such as family and health

 
1. The Pragmatic Necessity of Communication Ethics
Student Application: Contending Goods  
The Good  
Historical Moment: Mapping Communication Ethics  
Postmodernity  
Learning  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
2. Defining Communication Ethics
Student Application: Finding Narrative Ground  
Multiplicity of Communication Ethics  
Philosophy of Communication  
Applied Communication  
Narrative  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
3. Approaches to Communication Ethics: The Pragmatic Good of Theory
Student Application: Choice Making  
Democratic Communication Ethics  
Universal-Humanitarian Communication Ethics  
Codes, Procedures, and Standards in Communication Ethics  
Contextual Communication Ethics  
Narrative Communication Ethics  
Dialogic Communication Ethics  
The College Campus: Communication Ethics Perspectives  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
4. Communication Ethics: In the Eye(s) of the Theory of the Beholder
Student Application: Common Sense and Contention  
Common Sense  
Learning  
Theory  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
5. Dialogic Ethics: Meeting Differing Grounds of the "Good"
Student Application: Negotiating Difference  
Dialogue and Difference  
Dialogic Theory  
Dialogic Coordinates: Without Demand  
A Dialogic Learning Model of Communication Ethics  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
6. Public Discourse Ethics: Public and Private Accountability
Student Application: What Is Public and Private Space?  
Public Discourse: The Public "Good"  
Public Decision Making: The Good of Public Accountability  
Differentiation of Public and Private Space  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
7. Interpersonal Communication Ethics: The Relationship Matters
Student Application: Relational Responsibility  
Interpersonal Communication  
Distance  
Interpersonal Responsibility  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
8. Organizational Communication Ethics: Community of Memory and Dwelling
Student Application: Finding a Dwelling Place  
Organizational Communication  
Dwelling Place  
Organizations and Institutions  
Community of Memory Within Organizations  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
9. Intercultural Communication Ethics: Before the Conversation Begins
Student Application: The Unfamiliar  
Intercultural Communication  
Culture  
Culture Shock  
The Inarticulate  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
10. Business and Professional Communication Ethics
Student Application: Finding Direction  
Business and Professional Communication  
The Dialectic of Direction and Change  
Public Testing  
Pointing to a Dialogic Ethic in Business and Professional Communication  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
11. Health Care Communication Ethics
Student Application: Responding to the Other  
Health Care Communication  
Health  
Responsiveness  
Care  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  
 
12. Communication Ethics Literacy and Difference: Dialogic Learning
Student Application: Understanding the Other  
Pragmatic  
Crisis Communication  
Communication Ethics Literacy  
The Pragmatics of Dialogic Ethics  
Communication Ethics: Reflection and Action  
Engaging Communication Ethics Through Literature: Les Miserables  

"In relation to other books about ethics published in both the communication and business disciplines,Communication Ethics Literacy is different because it is organized around metaphors that emphasize learning rather than providing a list of static ethical theories, which is a common method for studying ethics. The metaphors are designed to provide readers interpretive texture necessary to apply the ethical frames discussed."

        -Annette Holba Plymouth State University

Annette Holba
Plymouth State University

Ronald C. Arnett

Ronald C. Arnett (Ph.D. & M.A., Ohio University; M.Div., Bethany Theological Seminary; B.S., Manchester College) is the author/editor of seven books and 46 published articles.  Dialogue, communication ethics, and the philosophy of communication are central to his scholarly projects and teaching commitments.  Arnett is one of the founders of the National Communication Association’s Commission on Communication Ethics (1984), former president of the Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania (1998-99), and former president of the Religious Communication Association (2000-03). His work as appeared in the following journals:... More About Author

Janie M. Harden Fritz

Janie Harden Fritz (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. & B.A., University of Georgia) conducts research on communication in problematic workplace relationships, organizational communication ethics, and communication pedagogy.  She has published in numerous communication journals (including Journal of Mediated Communication, Journal of Business Communication, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Communication Quarterly), is co-editor of Problematic Relationships in the Workplace (Peter Lang), is the former president of the Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania (2001-02), and the current 1st vice-president of the... More About Author

Leeanne M. Bell

Leeanne M. Bell, Assistant professor of the Business Communication Department at Stevenson University, received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Duquesne University and her M.A. in Communication Studies from West Virginia University. Her research interests include communication ethics, pedagogy, interpersonal communication, and conflict and negotiation processes. More About Author

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781412942140
$83.00 

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.