Paradigm Issues demonstrates the notion that genuine dialogue between communication theorists of vastly different political, theoretical and epistemological perspectives helps to clarify issues of debate and give shape to the development of ...
ment of communication as a discipline. Thus each of the authors of the opening chapters of this volume -- who include Anthony Giddens and Stuart Hall -- articulate a view of the crucial issues communication must face and a position in relation to those issues. Thoughtful commentaries follow from 25 established scholars, representing the widest possible range of commitments, backgrounds, theoretical and political preferences.
The volume does not give concrete resolutions to predicaments in the field, but does provide both a critical overview of the state of the art and a fascinating exposition of the perspectives of some of the top scholars of the field.