Communication Yearbook 25 is devoted to publishing state-of-the-art literature reviews in which authors critique and synthesize a body of communication research. This volume contains critical, integrative reviews of research on democracy and new communication technologies; the Federal Communication Commission's communication policymaking process; cognitive effects of hypermedia; mediation of children's television viewing; informatization, world systems, and developing countries; communication ethics; communication in culturally diverse work groups; and attitudes toward language. In addition, it also includes senior scholars' reviews of research on imagined interactions and symbolic convergence theory.

Representing media, interpersonal, intercultural, and other areas of communication, this is an important reference on current research for scholars and students in the social sciences. Each of the chapters make a unique contribution to the field.

chapter 1|44 pages

Democracy and New Communication Technologies

ByTeresa M. Harrison, Lisa Falvey

chapter 3|36 pages

Applying Research on the Uses and Cognitive Effects of Hypermedia to the Study of the World Wide Web

ByWilliam P.Eveland, Jr. and Sharon Dunwoody

chapter 5|48 pages

Convergence: Informatization, World System, and Developing Countries

ByShelton A. Gunaratne

chapter 6|36 pages

Communication Ethics: Centrality, Trends, and Controversies

ByRichard L. Johannesen

chapter 7|34 pages

Investigating the Role of Communication in Culturally Diverse Work Groups: A Review and Synthesis

ByJohn G. Oetzel, Trudy E. Burtis, Martha I. Chew Sanchez, Frank G. Pérez

chapter 8|44 pages

Three Decades of Developing, Grounding, and Using Symbolic Convergence Theory (SCT)

ByErnest G. Bormann, John F. Cragen, Donald C. Shields

chapter 10|36 pages

Attitudes Toward Language: A Review of Speaker-Evaluation Research and a General Process Model

ByAaron Castelan Cargile, James J. Bradac