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Some key Interpersonal Communication titles in our collection.

That's Not What I Meant! Language, Culture and Meaning. (Circ Desk DVD S772) 2004. 

Deborah Tannen examines conversation style and explains that how you say things is often as important as what you say. Part 1: Language and meaning -- Part 2: Signals, devices, and rituals -- Part 3: Framing, metamessages, and schismogenesis -- Part 4: Pacing and pausing -- Part 5: Overlap and interruption -- Part 6: Indirectness -- Part 7: Listenership: co-creating meaning -- Part 8: Conversational style and relationships.

Deborah Tannen: He Said, She Said: Gender, Language,Communication (Circ Desk DVD S771) c2000.

A live presentation of Dr. Tannen's contributions to the understanding of gender, language, and communication. Boys & girls -- Status & connection -- Directness & indirectness -- Public talk & private talk -- Ritual opposition -- Conversational style -- Conclusion

Men & Women Talking Together (Circ Desk VHS S461) 1993.

Presents authors Deborah Tannen and Robert Bly, who are at the forefront of men's and women's issues, talking to each other about gender and styles. Each brings an informed perspective on how men and women approach each other and conversation itself. Bly and Tannen agree that it is crucial to describe both the differences and similarities, so that men and women can respect each other, and in the process, present a model of how that is done.

The Smell of Burning Ants (Circ Desk DVD S204) 1994.

The film raises gender issues and provokes the viewer to reflect on how our society can deprive boys of wholeness. Through the formative events of a boy's life, we come to understand the ways in which men can become emotionally disconnected and alienated from their feminine side. Illustrates how boys are socialized by fear, power and shame.

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Handbook of Family Communication
(Ref 306.87 V294) Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, c2004.

Handbook of Interpersonal Communication.
(Ref 302.2 K727) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, c2002

Sage Handbook of Social Psychology
(Ref 302 H679s) Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2003.

Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships
(Ref 158.2 V294) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Intergroup Processes

Sage Handbook of Social Psychology
(Ref Ref 302 H679s) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2003.

Handbook of Personal Relationships
(Ref 158.2 D858a) New York: Wiley, c1997.


Communication Yearbook
(2nd floor, 001.505 C737) Library has vol 9 and up, New Brunswick, NJ: International Communication Association. Annual.

Close Relationships: A Sourcebook
(Ref 302 H384) Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2000.

Library has 1997 to the present.