the Street in Hanoi (Intellect/University of Chicago Press) is a study of media and cultural artifacts that constitute the remembrance of a tragic war as reflected in the stories of eight people who lived it. Using memoir, history and criticism, this book is based on scholarly research, teaching and writing, as well as extensive personal journals, interviews and exclusive primary source material. Links: Chapter 2 Excerpt, Book Reviews, & Book Events. Download: Powerpoint Book Talk
"Remembering Gregory Bateson," Kybernetes, Fall 2013.
"The Great Media Bailout," in Muntadas and Reese, Political Advertisements VIII, 2012.
Home from Vietnam 2007-2008
Fulbright Sponsored Presentations
at Universities in Vietnam 2007-2008: Can Tho University,
Vung Tau University, Hanoi University of Education #2, Ho Chi Minh
National University (lecture series), Nha Trang University, Hanoi
University. Topics included Media
Education for the 21st Century; New Media Literacy;
Media Managers; "History and Nature of U.S. Media
and Media Studies: An Introduction to the U.S. Discipline.
at Birth: Argument by Irony in Hearts and Minds and Fahrenheit 9/11."
Atlantic Journal of Communication. Summer 2005, 13, 56-72.
“Hearts and Minds Redux.” Paper
presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Communication
Association,” Tarrytown, New York.
“Speaking Peace.” Workshop led
for the Veterans Speakers Alliance/Veterans for Peace. San Francisco,
California, June 2003.
"Scholarly Observations and Meditations:
Perspectives on September 11, 2001" (with others). New
Jersey Journal of Communication. 10:1. Spring 2002, 2-16.
“From Hanoi to Hollywood.” Invited
presentation at the Brooklyn Academy of Music series on Vietnam
War Films., Brooklyn, New York,
“The New Media War.” Presentation
to The New School Board of Governors, October 2001.
Elision." Immediacy, an online journal.
"Vietnam and the Media: The Lost World
of LIFE Magazine." Keynote address at the NEH conference on
"California and the Vietnam Conflict." Oakland Museum,
Oakland, California, October 2000.
"Activism in the Academy." Presentation
to the annual meeting of the New York State Communication Association,
Monticello, New York,
"A Conversation about the Beginnings,"
(with others). In Wendel Ray, ed. Evolving Brief Therapies:
In Honor of John Weakland. Geist and Russell, 1999.
Analog." in Arthur Berger, ed. The Postmodern
Presence. Sage: 1998, 196-216.
Edna Rogers and Relational Communication." In
Nancy Signorelli, ed. Women in Communication. Greenwood,
"Vietnam is a Country Not
a War." University Lecture sponsored by the Office of the Provost,
New School for Social Research, New York,
"Reflections on Tragedy." Three
invited presentations at the 25th year commemoration of the Kent
State killings, Kent, Ohio, May 1995.
"Vietnam in American Popular Culture."
Presentation to the Southeast Asian Studies Program, San Francisco
State University, San Francisco,
of Interactional Paradoxes." (first author; with
Sue Collins). In Brian Spitzberg and William Cupach, eds. The
Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication. Erlbaum,
"Vietnam Envisioned and
Remembered." Presentation invited by Swords to Plowshares at
the War Memorial Building, San Francisco, November 1994."Vietnam
Today." Invited presentation to the Commonwealth Club, San
Francisco, February 1994.
"Waging Peace with Vietnam." Faculty
retreat discussion leader, San Francisco, January 1994.
"Vietnam: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow."
Presentation to the Humanities Club for Elders, San Francisco, September
Rhetorical Roller Coaster to War: San Francisco Chronicle Headlines
8/2/1990-1/15/1991." (first author; with Adam
Colby). Magazine. Fall 1992. 11:2, 110-120.
"The Rhetorical Rollercoaster to War"
(with Adam Colby) Top ranked paper presented at the annual meeting
of the Western States Communication Association, Boise, Idaho, February
"Reading the Media." Invited presentation
to the Global Peace Studies Program, San Francisco, October 1991,
and to the Unitarian Universalist Women, San Francisco, May 1991.
"The Rhetorical Rollercoaster to War."
Invited presentation to the Department of Psychology, University
of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada,
Presentations about Gulf War at Stanford
University, U.C. Berkeley, Menlo School, Hasting College
of Law, New College, SF Humanities Club. Media appearances on KCBS,
KQED, KGO radio, KGO-TV, PBS, January 1991.
"Talking About Vietnam." Seven-part
lecture series sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities,
Fremont, California, Oct-December 1991.
Warriors and the Revisionist Myth." In Arthur
Berger, ed. Media U.S.A., 2nd edition. New York: Longman,
"Teaching Social Change." Presentation
to the School of Communication, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio,
"Media Responsibilities in Manmade Catastrophes."
Invited Kent State University Forum presentation as part of May
4th Commemoration, Kent, Ohio, May 1990.
"Television on Trial: Deception in the
Case of the 'Uncounted Enemy'." Paper presented at the annual
meeting of the Popular Culture Association,
St. Louis, Missouri, April 1989.
"Teaching Vietnam." Workshop led
at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association,
New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1988.
"The Double Bind of Vietnam Combat Veterans:
Four on Film." Invited presentation to a conference on war
films, William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequence,
University of Massachusetts- Boston, March 1988.
Against the Wall: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Paradox
of Remembrance." Political Culture and Public
Opinion. New Brunswick: Transaction, 1988, 133-147.
Interview with Heinz von Foerster." In Lynn Segal,
The Dream of Reality. New York: Norton, 1988, 152-166.
"Mixed Messages in the Media: The Rhetoric
of Rambo." Seminar presented at the Mental Research Institute,
Palo Alto, California, August 1987.
"Style vs Substance in the Rhetoric
of Rambo." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International
Communication Association, Montreal, Canada, May 1987.
"The Rambo Myth and the Revisionist
Fantasy." Invited presentation to the Department of Psychology,
University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, May 1986.
to Hugh Duncan's Communication and Social Order, Transaction Edition
New Brunswick: Transaction,
and Metaphors: A Response to Keeney and Sprenkle."
Family Process, December 1982, 397-400.
and Imagination" in Rigor and Imagination:
Essays from the Legacy of Gregory Bateson
(first author/editor, with John H. Weakland). New York: Praeger,
1981 (cloth) 1982 (paper), 5-42.
"Postdoctoral Opportunities for Communication
Professionals." Association for Communication Administration.
January 1980, 39-43. (First author; with M.L. Merriam).
Palo Alto Group: Difficulties and Directions of the Interactional
View for Human Communication Research." State
of the Art Review, Human Communication Research. Winter 1979, 174-194.
the Interactional View: A Conversation with Paul Watzlawick."
Journal of Communication. Fall 1978, 35-45.
Conversation with Colin Cherry." Human Communication
Research. Summer 1977, 354-362.
"Teaching Communication Process Modeling."
Communication Education. January 1977, 72-74.