Structuration Theory as an Ontology for Communication Research

@inproceedings{Banks1993StructurationTA,
  title={Structuration Theory as an Ontology for Communication Research},
  author={Stephen P. Banks and Patricia Riley},
  year={1993}
}
A persistent complaint by communication scholars points to the fragmentation of the field and the lack of dominant theoretical paradigms. In response to this call, structuration theory as developed by Anthony Giddens is advocated as a foundational set of ontological principles for the grounding of communication research and theorizing. An interpretation of Giddens’s work and a review of communication research programs that have used structuration theory yield two major difficulties— the en… CONTINUE READING

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