Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 2, Summer

Antiracism and the Abolition of Whiteness: Rhetorical Strategies of Domination among "Race Traitors"
In April 1997, the University of California at Berkeley hosted "The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness," the first academic conference in the United States dedicated to "talking about whiteness" (Kaufman, 1996). Organized by a group of Berkeley graduate...
Attachment Style and the Cognitive Representation of Communication Situations
The influence of attachment style on adult relationships has been drawing a great deal of scholarly attention in recent years. Attachment theory was originally introduced in order to explain how the early affectional bond between a mother and her child...
Intrafamily Secrets in Various Family Configurations: A Communication Boundary Management Perspective
As blended and single-parent families have become more common (Cherlin, 1992; Fine, 1992, 1993; Ganong & Coleman, 1994; McLanahan & Sandefur, 1994; Spain & Bianchi, 1996), scholars have increasingly focused on family configurations besides...
Out of Class Communication between Faculty and Students: A Faculty Perspective
Researchers examining educational settings and communication practices have focused largely on behaviors inside the formal classroom. For example, Nussbaum's (1992) review of effective teacher behaviors was limited to in-class behaviors of teachers...
Perceptions of Dream-Disclosure: An Exploratory Study
Self-disclosure, a central communication activity in the development of interpersonal relationships, occurs when a person reveals previously unknown details concerning identity, values, views, and opinions (Derlega, Metts, Petronio, & Margulis,...
Prospects for the Future: The Communication Scholar as Citizen
I was pleased with the theme Cindy selected, "CSCA at the Millennium, Prospects for the Future," because it so captures my hope for our discipline at the early dawn of the 21st Century. Although I believe the 20th century, with its advances in technology...
Relationships among Attitudes and Subjective Norms: Testing the Theory of Reasoned Action across Cultures
According to the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), people intend to behave in ways that allow them to obtain favorable outcomes and meet the expectations of others (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980). TRA has generated a great amount of research explaining...