An earlier version of this article was presented to the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany, June 2006.
Pragmatism in the Field of Communication Theory
Article first published online: 19 APR 2007
Volume 17, Issue 2, pages 125–145, May 2007
How to Cite
Craig, R. T. (2007), Pragmatism in the Field of Communication Theory. Communication Theory, 17: 125–145. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2885.2007.00292.x
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2007
This article reconsiders Craig’s (1999) constitutive metamodel of communication theory as a field in light of Russill’s (2004, 2005) critique and proposal of a pragmatist tradition of communication theory. After reviewing the constitutive metamodel, I examine Russill’s argument and assess its implications for a reconstructed field of communication theory including pragmatism as a distinct tradition. I argue, in conclusion, that the problems of pluralistic community in the field of communication theory are not unconnected to the corresponding problems in society generally.