Bridges Not Walls: A Book About Interpersonal Communication
Bridges Not Walls: A Book About Interpersonal Communication

Bridges Not Walls: A Book About Interpersonal Communication

11th Edition
By John Stewart
ISBN10: 0073534315
ISBN13: 9780073534312
Copyright: 2012

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Chapter 1 Introduction to the Editor and to This Book

Chapter 2 Communication and Interpersonal Communication

John Stewart: Communicating and Interpersonal Communicating

Malcolm Parks: Personal Relationships and Health

Susan Scott: Fierce Conversations

Abdul K. Sinno, Rafic Sinno, and John Stewart: Social

Media: Where Interpersonal Communication Meets Mass Communication

Chapter 3 Communication Building Identities

John Stewart, Karen E. Zediker, and Saskia Witteborn: Constructing Identities

Steve Duck and David T. McMahan: Self and Identity: Transacting a Self in Interaction with Others

Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen: Identity and Difficult Conversations

Chapter 4 Verbal and Nonverbal Contact

John Stewart and Carole Logan: Verbal and Nonverbal Dimensions of Talk

Steve Duck and David T. McMahan: Talk and Interpersonal Relationships

John Stewart: Two of the Most Important Words

Ben Finzel: Say What? Eight Words and Phrases to Avoid in LGBT Communication

Steve Duck and David T. McMahan: What Are the Functions of Nonverbal Communication?


Chapter 5 Inhaling: Perceiving and Listening

John Stewart, Karen E. Zediker, and Saskia Witteborn: Inhaling: Perception

Julia T. Wood: Its Only Skin Deep: Stereotyping and Totalizing Others

Rebecca Z. Shafir: Mindful Listening

John Stewart, Karen E. Zediker, and Saskia Witteborn: Empathic and Dialogic Listening

Chapter 6 Exhaling: Expressing and Disclosing

David W. Johnson: Being Open with and to Other People

Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen: Expression: Speak for Yourself with Clarity and Power


Chapter 7 Communicating with Family and Friends

Julia T. Wood: What's a Family, Anyway?

Deborah Tannen: Separating Messages from Metamessages in Family Talk

Steve Duck: Our Friends, Ourselves

William Paul Young: Relationships and Power

Chapter 8 Communicating with Intimate Partners

Laura K. Guerrero, Peter A. Andersen, and Walid A. Afifi, Communicating Closeness: Intimacy, Affection, and Social Support

Malcolm R. Parks: Gender and Ethnic Similarities and Differences in Relational Development

Lawrence A. Kurdek: What Do We Know About Gay and Lesbian Couples?

Erik Qualman: Word of Mouth Goes World of Mouth


Chapter 9 Coping with Communication Walls

John Stewart, Karen E. Zediker, and Saskia Witteborn: Deception, Betrayal, and Aggression

Anita L. Vangelisti: Messages That Hurt

Jack R. Gibb: Defensive Communication

William W. Wilmot and Joyce L. Hocker: Power: The Structure of Conflict

Charles J. Wigley III: Verbal Aggression Interventions: What Should Be Done?

Chapter 10 Conflict: Turning Walls into Bridges

Joseph P. Folger, Marshall Scott Poole, and Randall K. Stutman: Conflict and Interaction

William W. Wilmot: Communication Spirals, Paradoxes, and Conundrums

Steve Duck: Handling the Break-Up of Relationships

Susan M. Campbell: I Hear You and I Have a Different Perspective

Hugh and Gayle Prather: How to Resolve Issues Unmemorably

Chapter 11 Bridging Cultural Differences

Geert Hofstede and Gert Jan Hofstede: The Individual and the Collective in Society

David W. Johnson: Building Relationships with Diverse Others

David A. Anderson: From Racism to Gracism

Dawn O. Braithwaite and Charles A. Braithwaite: “Which Is My Good Leg?” Cultural Communication of Persons with Disabilities

Karen E. Zediker and John Stewart: Dialogue's Basic Tension

Maggie Herzig and Laura Chasin: Fostering Dialogue Across Divides

Jonathan Sacks: Turning Enemies into Friends

Martin Buber: Elements of the Interhuman