Communication and materiality: A conversation from the CM Café

Mark Aakhus, Dawna Ballard, Andrew J. Flanagin, Timothy Kuhn, Paul Leonardi, Jennifer Mease, Katherine Miller

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The Communication Monographs Café first opened six months ago when it hosted a group of scholars to talk about issues social justice and public scholarship. The conversation was wide-ranging and stimulating, so we knew it was important to open the Café on a regular basis for more interaction about the issues that are engaging today's communication researchers. This time, we opened the Café during the summer months&z.ast;iced drinks were the norm, and there was a bit of coming andgoing with busy schedules of travel and school responsibilities closing down. This Café opening was initially suggested by Tim Kuhn (University of Colorado) and Paul Leonardi (Northwestern University) who were interested in talking about the intersection of communication, materiality, and knowledge. Four other scholars were also excited to be part of the conversation: Mark Aakhus (Rutgers University), Dawna Ballard (University of Texas), Andrew Flanagin (University of California-Santa Barbara), and Jennifer Mease (Texas A&M University).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-568
Number of pages12
JournalCommunication Monographs
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics


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