Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 4, Winter

A Case Study of Cooperation in a Commission-Based Organization
Cooperation in organizations has been investigated for many years (Allen, 1995; Pettit, Goris, & Vaught, 1997; Vanderslice, 1995), however cooperation in commission-based, and thus, competitively designed organizations, has been largely ignored...
Communicated Values as Indicators of Organizational Identity: A Method for Organizational Assessment and Its Application in a Case Study
Organizational identity (OI) refers to those core, distinctive, and enduring features unique to an institution (Albert & Whetten, 1985). Despite the fact that OI became a traceable topic of social scientific inquiry less than 20 years ago, it has...
The Rhetorical Functions of Consciousness-Raising in Third Wave Feminism
"Third wave" feminism is a phrase commonly used among feminist scholars today to distinguish among earlier periods of feminist activism. (1) As an emerging feminist movement, the third wave is still in the process of defining itself and acknowledges...
"We're Too Afraid of These Imaginary Tensions": Student Organizing in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Campus Communities
Student organizations play an especially critical role in identity development for students, allowing them to actively view the outcomes of their organized efforts (Guido-DiBrito & Bachelor, 1988). Student led organizations on college campuses...