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Bormann, Ernest G., John F. Cragan, and Donald C. Shields. “In Defense of Symbolic Convergence Theory: A Look at the Theory and Its Criticisms After Two Decades.” Communication Theory 4, no. 4 (1994): 259-294.
This volume presents a metatheory for explaining communication theories. Three communication paradigms are identified (symbolic, relational and rational) and three theories are examined - Bormann's Symbolic Convergence Theory, Burke's Dramatism Theory and Fisher's Narrative Theory.