Communication Ethics

Between Cosmopolitanism and Provinciality

by Kathleen Glenister Roberts (Volume editor) Ronald C. Arnett (Volume editor)
Monographs VI, 297 Pages


This volume occasions a dialogue between major authors in the field who engage in a conversation on cosmopolitanism and provinciality from a communication ethics perspective. There is no consensus on what constitutes communication ethics, cosmopolitanism, or provinciality: the task is more modest and diverse and began with contributors being asked what the bias of their work suggests or offers for understanding the theme Communication Ethics: Between Cosmopolitanism and Provinciality. Rather than responding authoritatively, each essay acknowledges the contributor’s own work. This book offers no answers, but invites a conversation that is more akin to a beginning, a joining, an admission that there is more than «me», «us», or «my kind» of people, theory, or wisdom. The book will be an excellent resource for instructors and for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in communication.


VI, 297
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. VI, 297 pp.

Biographical notes

Kathleen Glenister Roberts (Volume editor) Ronald C. Arnett (Volume editor)

The Editors: Kathleen Glenister Roberts is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and Director of the Core Curriculum at Duquesne University. She was the director of the University’s Ethics Institute from 2004-2007. Her most recent single-authored scholarly book is Alterity and Narrative: Stories and the Negotiation of Western Identity (2007). Ronald C. Arnett is Chair and Professor in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University. He is the author of six books, two edited books, numerous articles, and he is the Editor-Elect of the The Review of Communication; his most recent book is Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue and Difference (forthcoming, co-authored with Janie Harden Fritz and Leeanne Bell).


Title: Communication Ethics