Communication Studies

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Articles from Vol. 57, No. 2, June

A Proposal for Integrating Structuration Theory with Coordinated Management of Meaning Theory
The theory of structuration (ST) has been systematically developed by British social theorist Anthony Giddens for over two decades now. His 1976 book New Rules of Sociological Method provided an initial extended elaboration of the perspective. This...
Decisional Regret Theory: Reducing the Anxiety about Uncertain Outcomes during Group Decision Making through Shared Counterfactual Storytelling
It has been suggested that if pressed, people can imagine virtually anything (Roese & Olson, 1995a, p. ix). At the same time, research has consistently concluded that, in general, people do not spontaneously produce wildly improbable alternative...
Predictors of Relationship Satisfaction in Online Romantic Relationships
More people are becoming involved in computer-mediated romantic relationships. These individuals inhabit an interesting relational niche because they engage in relationships that are perceived by some scholars as either nontraditional or understudied...
Regenerating Masculinity in the Construction of Hindu Nationalist Identity: A Case Study of Shiv Sena
In recent years, there has been a surge of nationalist/religious identity movements (1) in many parts of the world. Whether in the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia, the former Soviet Union or in other parts of the world, religious nationalism has...
Sensemaking and Emotions in Organizations: Accounting for Emotions in a Rational(ized) Context
Historically, emotions in organizations have been undervalued in favor of rationality, both by practitioners and researchers. While an increasing number of scholarly works have begun to explore emotions in organizations (Fineman, 2000b), there is little...
The Rhetoric of "The Body:" Jesse Ventura and Bakhtin's Carnival
In September, 2002, novelist and journalist Anna Quindlen suggested that family members of those murdered on September 11, 2001, could potentially become effective political leaders. The moral authority endowed upon them by their tragic circumstances,...
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