class 1 what is theory?
- theories and weaknesses, pick relevant theories
• social structure, interpersonal….
3 types of theories:
• common sense theory: where can we get to
• practitioner theory专业⼈人员: no academic ﬁeld but a practice, critically the impact of
• academic theory: critical, understand the ways the world works, social problems,
history reason theory
- theory has a purpose
- theory is a process
• theories in network society/ media
violent cartoons…understand the effect, the process
• understand the efﬁciency and weakness
• introduce concepts into communication from other ﬁelds, where research goes
• innovation创新 happens, ways of scholarship, new theories that involves reaction
• encourages the base, critique
- give a child a hammer and everything becomes a nail
• what does that mean?: what image comes to mind?
- reckless, could hit everything
- narrowness of thought, theory: collection of differences of tools to understand social
- there is no “Devin