A most contemporary look at the tie of communication ethics and diversity issues, useful for those interested in diversity, gender, ethics, and communications generally.
It represents some of the best of current approaches and scholarship.” — Kenneth E. Andersen, author of Persuasion: Theory and Practice In this volume, leading communication scholars integrate cutting-edge research with real-world dilemmas as they address ethical problems associated with technological and cultural changes and demographic shifts.
In eleven chapters, the fourteen contributors to Communication Ethics in an Age of Diversity consider the implications of these changes to communication contexts ranging from personal friendships to communication over the internet and from classroom dialogues to mass-mediated communication to community building in an age of diversity. They address specific issues associated with race, gender, ethnicity, and affectional orientation, offering specific proposals for change. Although the primary audience is scholars and teachers in communication programs, the book will be of particular interest to readers in various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, especially individuals in centers and departments of ethnic studies, women’s studies, and African American studies.
Josina M. Makau, an academic planner and Interim Dean of Arts, Human Communication, and Creative Technologies at California State University, Monterey Bay, is the author of Reasoning and Communication.
Ronald C. Arnett, a professor and head of the Department of Communication at Duquesne University, is the author of Dialogic Education: Conversation about Ideas and between Persons and Communication and Community: Implications of Martin Buber’s Dialogue.