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Entertainment-Education and Social Change: An Analysis of Parasocial Interaction, Social Learning, Collective Efficacy, and Paradoxical Communication.
Most past studies of entertainment-education programs have not provided an adequate theoretical explanation of the process through which community members enact system-level changes as a result ofExpand
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The mud, the blood, and the beer guys: Organizational osmosis in blue‐collar work groups
Abstract This essay examines the communicative processes associated with organizational assimilation within blue‐collar work groups in a manufacturing company. The study hinges on a heretoforeExpand
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Functions of humor in conversation: Conceptualization and measurement
The purpose of this research was to explore humor from a functional perspective. Twenty‐four functions of humor were derived from prior literature. Items representing these 24 functions wereExpand
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Organizing for Social Change: A Dialectic Journey of Theory and Praxis
A Dialectic Approach to Organizing for Social Change Dialectic of Control and Emancipation in Bangladesh's Grameen Bank Dialectic of Oppression and Empowerment in India's Dairy Co-OperativesExpand
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Organizing for Social Change Through Cooperative Action: The [Dis]Empowering Dimensions of Women's Communication
The present article investigates a communication, education, and training intervention program intended to initiate a sense of empowerment among women dairy farmers in India. A conceptualization ofExpand
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Organizational Communication: Perspectives and Trends
Preface Prologue 1. An Orientation to Organizational Communication Organization and Communication Perspectives on Organizational Communication 2. Communication and Its Functions A Precaution:Expand
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Organizing for social change within concertive control systems: Member identification, empowerment, and the masking of discipline
The Grameen (“rural”) Bank organizes grassroots micro‐enterprises for productive self‐employment and social change among the poorest of the poor in Bangladesh. It provides collateral‐free loans andExpand
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Communication Network Patterns and Employee Performance With New Technology
The relationship between employee performance with new technology and employee communication network variables (activity, size, diversity, and integrativeness) was investigated in a field study ofExpand
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Perceptual and communicative indices of employee performance with new technology
The relationship between employee performance with new technology and perceptual and communicative factors was investigated in a field study of 157 employees from a large corporation. MultipleExpand
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How Entertainment-Education Programmes Promote Dialogue in Support of Social Change
Mass media messages often prompt dialogue among listeners or viewers. Such dialogue may reinforce social stability or lead to pro-social change. If the dialogue prompted by a mass media programme isExpand
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