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n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Die belang van Niklas Luhmann vir kommunikasieteorie. 'n Inleidende interpretasie - : navorsings- en oorsigartikel

Volume 53, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0041-4751

Abstract

Niklas Luhmann word gehuldig as een van die mees fassinerende sosiale teoretici van die 20ste eeu, hoewel geen van sy werke nog binne kommunikasieteorie as 'n studieveld bespreek is nie. Sommige van die radikale stellings wat hy maak, soos dat menslike individue glad nie kan kommunikeer nie, kan dalk verklaar hoekom selfs die mees welbekende teoretici in die veld soos Craig (1999; 2007), Littlejohn en Foss, en Miller (2009) van sy teoretisering wegskram. Die artikel werp 'n blik op Luhmann se intellektuele agtergrond en poog om twee van sy verwarrende aannames te verduidelik, naamlik dat slegs kommunikasie kan kommunikeer en dat kommunikatiewe sisteme totaal en al geslote is. Uiteindelik word sosiale outopoiëse beskryf as 'n moontlike teoretiese raamwerk vir toekomstige studies in kommunikasieteorie as 'n veld.


Niklas Luhmann has been hailed one of the most fascinating social theorists of the 20th century. His theorising encompasses a broad range of disciplines such as sociology, law, mass media, religion, love, administration, and several others. Most of his approximately 400 journal publications and 50 books have not yet been translated from German into English. Although his work has been discussed extensively by key German-speaking sociologists, his theorising has only recently been applied in other social scientific fields, such as organisational communication, philosophy, and journalism. While the central debate in communication theory has revolved around communication theory not yet being a unified field (Craig 1999; 2007; Russill 2005), Luhmann (1981; 2002) shifts the focus towards the definition of communication itself.

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2013-03-01
2019-10-20

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