In 1914, seventeen speech teachers in Chicago founded a professional group called the National Association of Academic Teachers of Public Speaking. That organization, with some name changes along the way, grew into the one we know today, the National Communication Association (NCA), made up of thousands of scholars, teachers, and practitioners of the communication arts and sciences. A Century of Communication Studies: The Unfinished Conversation commemorates the organization’s 100-year milestone. Published in partnership (Routledge/Taylor and Francis and the NCA), and edited by Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith, this volume chronicles the evolution of the field in 13 chapters, and includes some glances into the future as well.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction. A Brief History Discovering Communication: Five Turns toward Discipline and Association Michael Sproule
Paying Lip Service to “Speech” in Disciplinary Naming, 1914-1954 Gerry Philipsen
The Silencing of Speech in the Late 20th Century Joshua Gunn & Frank E.X. Dance
Epistemological Movements in the Field of Communication: An Analysis of Empirical and Rhetorical/Critical Scholarship James A. Anderson & Michael K. Middleton
The Scholarly Communication of Communication Scholars: Centennial Trends in a Surging Conversation Timothy D. Stephen
Sexing Communication: Hearing, Feeling, Remembering Sex/Gender and Sexuality in NCA Charles E. Morris III & Catherine Helen Palczewski
Liberalism and its Discontents: Black Rhetoric and the Cultural Transformation of Rhetorical Studies in the 20th Century. Reynoldo Anderson, Marnel Niles Goins, & Sheena Howard
Communicative Meeting: From Pangloss to Tenacious Hope Ronald C. Arnett
A Critical History of the “Live” Body in Performance within the National Communication Association Tracy Stephenson Shaffer, John M. Allison Jr., & Ronald J. Pelias
Listening Research in the Communication Discipline David Beard & Graham Bodie
Conceptualizing Meaning in Communication Studies Brian L. Ott & Mary Domenico
Look for the book to be available in Annenberg Library Reference in a couple days!