Communication Ethics: Literacy Dialogue and Difference

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Type of Work


School of Design


Business Communication

Citation of Original Publication

Arnett, R. C., Fritz, J. H., & Bell, L. M. (2009). Communication ethics literacy : dialogue and difference. Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2009.



The pragmatic necessity of communication ethics -- Defining communication ethics -- Approaches to communication ethics: the pragmatic good of theory -- Communication ethics: in the eye(s) of the theory of the beholder -- Dialogic ethics: meeting differing grounds of the "good" -- Public discourse ethics: public and private accountability -- Interpersonal communication ethics: the relationship matters -- Organizational communication ethics: community of memory and dwelling -- Intercultural communication ethics: before the conversation begins -- Business and professional communication ethics -- Health care communication ethics -- Communication ethics literacy and difference: dialogic learning.