Searching Through Time
I'm currently writing my memoir about the four months I lived in Cork, Ireland on a Fulbright Scholar Award, connecting with my motherline and understanding my own identity as a woman of Irish ancestry.
End of Life Communication: Stories from the Dead Zone (Christine Salkin Davis and Jonathan L. Crane)
This book examines the dialectic between fictional death as depicted in the media and real death as it is experienced in a hospital setting. The medical humanities approach bridges health communication, cultural studies, and the arts to inform medical ethics and care.
Focus Groups: Applying Communication Theory through Design, Facilitation, and Analysis
In this book, Dr. Christine Davis takes a unique communication perspective to apply group communication theories, knowledge of group processes, and a close discourse analysis approach to explain and understand how to take a focus group project from an idea to the design, facilitation, and analysis stages. This book helps readers of all stages of experience - including those with no background in focus group research to those practitioners with more focus group expertise - understand how a communication approach to focus groups takes advantage of this discipline’s rich scholarship in group communication and discourse analysis.
Conversations about Qualitative Communication Research: Behind the Scenes with Leading Scholars
Christine Davis offers readers an insider’s view of the practices of ten leading qualitative communication scholars, showing how they make critical decisions in the process of conducting research -- how they deal with theory, data collection, analysis, and writing up a study, through social science, narrative, and performance.
Death: The Beginning of a Relationship
This book intertwines the author's personal story of her father's death with the story of her ethnography of a hospice organisation. It is an evocative narrative that seeks to understand and explain the process of communicating with the dying--and their families--and the ways that this communication potentially reinforces and enhances the humanity, life, and sanctity of relationships.
Straight Talk about Communication Research Methods
Featuring a student friendly writing style, Straight Talk about Communication Research Methods presents the foundations of research methods, the choices scholars make, and the methodological decisions driving communication scholarship to balance one’s desire to know and inquire into interesting communication questions while instilling an enthusiasm about the process!
Workbook to Accompany: Straight Talk about Communication Research Methods
The Straight Talk about Communication Research Methods Student Workbook is intended to accompany Christine S. Davis and Kenneth A. Lachlan’s Straight Talk about Communication Research Methods (3rd edition). This workbook is designed to allow students the opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills learned in a communication research methods course. This workbook mirrors the structure of Straight Talk about Communication Research Methods dividing the sections into five parts with chapter-by-chapter exercises to help facilitate learning.
The Personal is Political: Body Politics in a Trump World (ed. C. S. Davis and J. L. Crane)
In the wake of Donald J. Trump’s unprecedented victory and his administration’s multi-pronged attacks on an array of vulnerable populations, a diverse collection of scholars was asked to document the ways in which marginalized peoples have experienced the first years of Trump mayhem. The essays in this volume ask us to think through tough narratives of exclusion, exile, and pain. This book invites us to experience the scarifying perspective of the marginalized Other, to remember to honor all our most human stories that, woven together, make up the collective ‘us’; the collective ‘U.S.’
Talking through Death: Communicating about Death in Interpersonal, Mediated, and Cultural Contexts (C. S. Davis & D. C. Breede)
Talking Through Death examines communication at the end-of-life from several different communication perspectives: interpersonal (patient, provider, family), mediated, and cultural. Readers gain insight into the ways symbolic communication constructs the experience of death and dying, and the way meaning is infused into the process of death and dying. The book looks at the communication-related health and social issues facing people and their loved ones as they transition through the end of life experience.
Communicating Hope: An Ethnography of a Children's Mental Health Care Team
Kevin is a sometimes-violent teenager with severe emotional disturbance in a family environment of poverty and stress. In this ethnography of a children's mental health care team, communication scholar Christine S. Davis delves deeply into how members of the team create hope for themselves, for Kevin, and for his family using a strengths orientation and future focus. Davis provides a multilayered study of how social service workers can motivate and heal troubled families in challenging environments.
A is for Apple
This is an alphabet book the children in your life will treasure. Illustrated with beautiful hand painted watercolor, it uses common everyday objects children will recognize to represent each letter, helping them learn how to connect abstract concepts with tangible objects.