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Communication Ethics Literacy
Dialogue and Difference



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., Ohio University, 1978) is chair and professor of the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and the Henry Koren, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair for Scholarly Excellence at Duquesne University.He is the author/coauthor of six books and three edited books, including Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue and Difference (with Janie M. Harden Fritz and Leeanne M. Bell, SAGE, 2009); Dialogic Confession: Bonhoeffer's Rhetoric of Responsibility (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005), for which he received the 2006 Everett Lee Hunt Award for Outstanding Scholarship; andCommunication and Community: Implications of... 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

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