W. Barnett Pearce, Making Social Worlds: A Communication Perspective. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2007.

W. Barnett Pearce, Making Social Worlds in Communication. Copenhagen: Danish Psychological Press, 2007. (In Danish)

Kimberly A. Pearce, Making Better Social Worlds: Engaging in and Facilitating Dialogic Communication. Redwood City, CA: Pearce Associates.

W. Barnett Pearce and Stephen Littlejohn, Moral Conflict: When Social Worlds Collide. Sage, 1997.

W. Barnett Pearce, Interpersonal Communication: Making Social Worlds. HarperCollins, 1994.

Michael Weiler and W. Barnett Pearce, Eds., Reagan and Public Discourse in America. University of Alabama Press, 1991.

Uma Narula and W. Barnett Pearce, Eds., Cultures, Politics and Research Methods: An International Assessment of Field Research Methods. Erlbaum, 1990.

W. Barnett Pearce, Communication and the Human Condition. Southern Illinois University Press, 1989. Translated as Comunicazione e Condizione Umana, Milano: FrancoAngeli, 1993.

Uma Narula and W. Barnett Pearce, Development as Communication: A Perspective on India. Southern Illinois University Press, 1987.

Bill Eadie and W. Barnett Pearce, Interpersonal Communication. Chicago: Science Research Associates, 1982. (Module for modular textbook).

W. Barnett Pearce and Vernon E. Cronen, Communication, Action and Meaning: The Creation of Social Realities. Praeger, 1980.

Charles Rossiter, Jr., and W. Barnett Pearce, Communicating Personally. Bobbs-Merrill, 1975.

W. Barnett Pearce, Interpersonal Communication. Chicago: Science Research Associates, 1974. (Module for modular textbook).

Recent book reviews:

W. Barnett Pearce (2002). "Confronted with difference and diversity, how should we act?" a review of Ronald C.Arnett and Pat Arneson. Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age: Community, Hope, and Interpersonal Relationships. SUNY Series in Communication Studies. Ed. Dudley D. Cahn. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1999. The review appeared in the Review of Communication, an online journal:

W. Barnett Pearce, Review of Robyn Penman (2000). Reconstructing Communicating: Looking to a Future. Mahwah, N. J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, published in Australian Journal of Communication, vol 28 (2001), #2, pp. 129-132.

Instructional Videos:

"Public Dialogue and Democracy" video and guide for discussion leader about the form and quality of public discourse, available from the Department of Communication, Loyola University Chicago.

W. Barnett Pearce, "Interviewing Styles: Journalistic Interviewing, Bonding, and Circular Questioning," set of instructional videos available from the Department of Communication, Loyola University Chicago.

"Communication and Democracy," video about investigative reporting as practiced by the Chicago"s Better Government Association, available from the Department of Communication, Loyola University Chicago.

Selected journal articles:

W. Barnett Pearce and Jeremy Kearney, Eds. (2004) Coordinated Management of Meaning: Extensions and Applications. Human Systems, 15 (numbers 1-3): 1-207).

W. Barnett Pearce (2001). "Introduccion a la teoria del Manejo Coordinado del Significado" (Introduction to the Theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning), Sistemas Familiares, 17: 5 - 16.

W. Barnett Pearce and Kimberly A. Pearce (2001). "Dialogo comunitario: implementacion de la teoria del Manejo Coordinado del Significado" (Community dialogue: Extending the theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning) Sistemas Familiares, 17: 130-145.

Kimberly A. Pearce and W. Barnett Pearce (2001). "The Public Dialogue Consortium's school-wide dialogue process: A communication approach to develop citizenship skills and enhance school climate." Communication Theory, 11, 105-123.

W. Barnett Pearce and Kimberly A. Pearce, (2000). "Extending the theory of the coordinated management of meaning ("CMM") through a community dialogue process." Communication Theory, 10, 405-423.

W. Barnett Pearce and Kimberly A. Pearce (2000), "'Diventare pubblico:' Lavorare sistemicamente in contesti pubblici," (Going Public: Working Systemically in Public Contexts), Pluriverso, 2: 85 - 99.

W. Barnett Pearce and Kimberly A. Pearce (2000), "Combining Passions and Abilities: Toward Dialogic Virtuosity," Southern Communication Journal, 65: 161-175.

W. Barnett Pearce and Kimberly A. Pearce (1998), "Transcendent Storytelling: Abilities for Systemic Practitioners and their Clients." Human Systems. 9, 167-185.

W. Barnett Pearce (1998), "On Putting Social Justice in the Discipline of Communication and Putting Enriched Concepts of Communication in Social Justice Research and Practice," Journal of Applied Communication Research, 26: 272-278.

Robert J. Branham and W. Barnett Pearce (1996), "The Conversational Frame in Public Address," Communication Quarterly, 44: 423-439.

W. Barnett Pearce (1994), "Intercultural Communication and Multicultural Society: Implications for Communication Teaching and Research," Teoria Sociologia, 2, 1994, 46-62.

W. Barnett Pearce, Ed. (1992) "Concepts and Applications of Social Constructionism," Human Systems, 2, 1992, whole numbers 3 and 4.

Sally A. Freeman, Stephen W. Littlejohn and W. Barnett Pearce (1992), "Communication and Moral Conflict," Western Journal of Communication, 56: 311-329.

W. Barnett Pearce, Eduardo Villar Concha, and Elspeth McAdam (1992), "'Not Sufficiently Systemic' -- an Exercise in Curiosity," Human Systems, 3: 75-87.

Vernon E. Cronen, W. Barnett Pearce, and Changsheng Xi (1989/1990), "The Meaning of 'Meaning' in CMM Analyses of Communication: a Comparison of Two Traditions," Research on Language and Social Interaction, 23 1-40.

Robert J. Branham and W. Barnett Pearce (1985), "Between Text and Context: Toward a Rhetoric of Contextual Reconstruction," Quarterly Journal of Speech, 71: 19-36.

W. Barnett Pearce and John W. Lannamann (1982), "Modernity Makes Immigrants of Us All: Communication Competence and Intercultural Communication," Journal of Asian-Pacific and World Perspectives, 6: 27-34.

Vernon E. Cronen and W. Barnett Pearce (1981), "Logical Force in Interpersonal Communication: A New Concept of the 'Necessity' in Social Behavior," Communication, 6: 5-67.

Marsha Houston Stanback and W. Barnett Pearce (1981), "'Talking to the Man': Some Communication Strategies Used by Subordinants and their Implications for Intergroup Relations," Quarterly Journal of Speech, 67: 21-30.

Julia T. Wood and W. Barnett Pearce (1980), "Sexists, Racists, and Other Classes of Classifiers: Form and Function of Accusations," Quarterly Journal of Speech, 66: 239-250.

W. Barnett Pearce, Vernon E. Cronen, and Forrest Conklin (1979), "On What to Look at When Studying Communication: a Hierarchical Model of Actors' Meanings," Communication, 4: 195-220.

W. Barnett Pearce and R. Forrest Conklin (1979), "A Model of Hierarchical Meanings in Coherent Conversation and a Study of 'Indirect Responses,'" Communication Monographs, 46: 75-87.

W. Barnett Pearce and Thomas Benson, eds.(1977) "Alternative Theoretical Bases for Human Communication Research: A Symposium," Communication Quarterly, 25, whole issue.

W. Barnett Pearce (1977), "Teaching Interpersonal Communication as a Humane Science: A Comparative Analysis," Communication Education, 26, 104-112.

W. Barnett Pearce and Dwight Teeter (1975), "Obs*n*ty: Some Historical and Behavioral Perspectives," Intellect, February, 166-170.

W. Barnett Pearce, Keith R. Stamm, and Herbert Strentz (1971), "Communication and Polarization during a Campus Strike," Public Opinion Quarterly, 30: 284-287.

Selected chapters in books:

W. Barnett Pearce (2004). "The Coordinated Management of Meaning," pp. 35-54 in William Gudykunst (Ed.). Theorizing Communication and Culture . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

W. Barnett Pearce and Kimberly A. Pearce (2004). “Taking a communication approach to dialogue,” in Anderson, R., Baxter, L. & Cissna, K. (Eds.) Dialogue: Theorizing difference in communication, pp. 39-56. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

W. Barnett Pearce (expected 2003), “Civic maturity: Musings about a metaphor.” In Peter Park & Robert Silverman (Eds.). Fielding Graduate Institute
Action Research Symposium: Alexandria, Virginia July 23-24, 2001:

W. Barnett Pearce (2002), “Foreword,” in Ken Cissna and Rob Andersen,  Moments of Meeting: Buber, Rogers and the Potential for Public Dialogue. Albany: State University of New York Press.

W. Barnett Pearce (2002). "New Models for Communication: Shifts from Theory to Praxis, from Objectivism to Social Constructionism, and from Representation to Reflexivity," pp. 197-208 in Dora Fried Schnitman and Jorge Schnitman (Eds.) New Paradigms, Culture and Subjectivity. Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press. Originally published as “Novos modelos e metaforas communicacionais: a passagem da teoria a pratica, do objectivismo ao construcionismo social e da representacao a reflexividade,” in Dora Fried Schnitman, Ed. (1994), Novos Paradigms, Cultura, e Subjetividade. San Paulo, Brazil: Artes Medicas.

W. Barnett Pearce (2001), “Toward a National Conversation about Public Issues,” pp. 13-38 in William F. Eadie and Paul E. Nelson (Eds.). The Changing Conversation in America: Lectures from the Smithsonian. Sage.

W. Barnett Pearce and Kimberly A. Pearce (1999), [Going Public: Working Systemically in Public Contexts], “Tornando-se público”: trabalhando sistemicamente em contextos publicos. Pp. 275-296 in D. Fried Schnitman & S. Littlejohn (Eds.) Novos paradigmas em mediaçâo. Porto Alegre: Artmed. Trans. J. Haubert Rodrigues & M.A.G. Domingues.

W. Barnett Pearce (1995), "Creating Places for Dialogic Argument in the National Conversation." Pp. 242-249 in Sally Jackson (Ed.) Argumentation and Values. Arlington, VA: Speech Communication Association.

W. Barnett Pearce (1995), "Bringing News of Difference: Participation in Systemic Social Constructionist Communication." Pp. 94-116 in Lawrence R. Frey (Ed.). Innovations in Group Facilitation: Applications in Natural Settings. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press.

W. Barnett Pearce (1995), "A Sailing Guide for Social Constructionists." Pp. 88-113 in Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz (Ed). Social Approaches to Communication. New York: Guilford.

Victoria Chen and W. Barnett Pearce (1995), "Even if a Thing of Beauty, Can a Case Study be a Joy Forever?" pp 135-154 in Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, ed., Social Approaches to Communication. New York: Guilford.

W. Barnett Pearce (1994), (Health as a System of Action and Meaning) "La Salute Come Sistema di Significati e di Azione," pp. 37-56 in Marco Ingrosso, ed., La Salute Come Construzione Sociale: Teorie, Pratiche, Politiche. Milano: FrancoAngeli.

Stephen W. Littlejohn, Jonathan Shailor, and W. Barnett Pearce (1994), "The Deep Structure of Reality in Mediation," pp. 67-83 in Trish Jones and Joseph Folger, eds., New Directions in Mediation: Communication Research and Perspectives. Sage.

W. Barnett Pearce (1993), "Achieving Dialogue with 'the Other' in Postmodern Society," pp. 59-74 in Philip Gaunt, ed. Beyond Agendas: New Directions in Communication Theory and Research. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

W. Barnett Pearce (1993), "Religion, Development and Communication," pp. 37-56 in Andrew  A. Moemeka, Development (Social Change) Communication: Building Understanding and Creating Participation. New York: McGraw Hill.

W. Barnett Pearce (1991), "On Thinking about Systems: Some Implications for the Study of Religion in the World Order," pp. 281-296 in Wade Clark Roof, ed., World Order and Religion. Albany: SUNY Press.

W. Barnett Pearce and Karen Foss (1990), "The Historical Context of Communication as a Science," pp. 1-19 in Gordon L. Dahnke and Glen Clatterbuck Eds). Human Communication: Theory and Research. San Francisco: Wadsworth.

W. Barnett Pearce, Stephen W. Littlejohn, and Alison Alexander (1989), "The Quixotic Quest for Civility: Patterns of Interaction Between the New Christian Right and Secular Humanists," pp. 152-177 in Jeffrey K. Hadden and Anson Shupe, eds. Secularization and Fundamentalism Reconsidered. New York: Paragon House.

W. Barnett Pearce and Victoria Chen (1989), "Ethnography as Sermonic: The Rhetorics of Clifford Geertz and of James Clifford," in Herbert Simons, ed., Rhetoric in the Human Sciences. London: Sage.

W. Barnett Pearce and Kyung-wha Kang (1988), "Conceptual Migrations: Implications of 'Travellers' Tales' for Communication theory," pp 20-41 in William Gudykundst and Y. Y. Kim, eds., Intercultural Communication Theory. Beverly Hills: Sage.

Vernon E. Cronen, Victoria Chen, and W. Barnett Pearce (1988), "The Coordinated Management of Meaning in Intercultural Communication: A Critical Theory in the Pragmatic Tradition," pp. 66-98 in Y. Y. Kim and William Gudykundst (Eds). Theories in Intercultural Communication. Newbury Park: Sage.

Vernon E. Cronen, W. Barnett Pearce, and Carl Tomm (1985), "A Dialectical View of Personal Change," pp 203-224 in Kenneth J. Gergen and Keith E. Davis, eds., The Social Construction of the Person. New York: Springer-Verlag.

W. Barnett Pearce (1985), "Scientific Research Methods in Communication Studies and their Implications for Theory and Knowledge," pp. 255-281 in Thomas Benson, ed., Speech Communication in the Twentieth Century. Southern Illinois University Press.

Vernon E. Cronen and W. Barnett Pearce (1985), "Toward an Explanation of How the Milan Method Works: An Invitation to a Systemic Epistemology and the Evolution of Family Systems," pp. 69-86 in David Campbell and Rosalind Draper, eds., Applications of Systemic Family Therapy: The Milan Approach. Grune & Stratton.

W. Barnett Pearce and Richard Wiseman (1983), "Rules Theories: Varieties, Limitations, and Potentials," pp. 79-88 in William Gudykundst, ed., Intercultural Communication Theory. Sage.

W. Barnett Pearce, Vernon E. Cronen, and Linda M. Harris (1982), "Methodological Considerations in Building Human Communication Theory," pp. 1-41 in Frank E. X. Dance, ed., Human Communication Theory. Harper and Row.

Vernon E. Cronen, W. Barnett Pearce, and Linda M. Harris (1982), "The Coordinated Management of Meaning: a Theory of Communication," pp. 61-89 in Frank E. X. Dance, ed., Human Communication Theory. New York: Harper and Row.

W. Barnett Pearce, Linda M. Harris and Vernon E. Cronen (1981), "The Coordinated Management of Meaning: Human Communication in a New Key," pp. 149-194 in Carol Wilder-Mott and John Weakland, eds., Rigor and Imagination: Essays in Communication from the Interactional View. Praeger.

Vernon E. Cronen, W. Barnett Pearce, and Lonna Snavely (1979), "A Theory of Rule Structure and Forms of Episodes, and a Study of Unwanted Repetitive Patterns (URPs)," pp. 225-240 in Dan Nimmo, ed. Communication Yearbook III, Transaction Press

W. Barnett Pearce and Robert J. Branham (1978), "The Ineffable: An Examination of the Limits of Expressibility and the Means of Communication," pp. 345-360 in Brent Ruben, ed., Communication Yearbook II, Transaction Press.

Kathleen Reardon Boynton and W. Barnett Pearce (1978), "Personal Transitions and Interpersonal Communication: A Study of Navy Wives," pp. 130-141 in Edna Hunter and Stephen Nice, eds., Military Families: Adaptation to Change. Praeger.

Donald P. Cushman and W. Barnett Pearce, (1977) "Generality and Necessity in Three Types of Theories, with Special Attention to Rules Theories," pp. 173-182 in Brent Ruben, ed. Communication Yearbook I, Transaction Press.

W. Barnett Pearce (1976), "The Coordinated Management of Meaning: A Rules-Based Theory of Interpersonal Communication," pp. 17-36 in Gerald R. Miller, ed., Explorations in Interpersonal Communication. Sage.

W. Barnett Pearce (1970), "On Fooling the People, Whether Some, Most, or All of the Time: An Examination of the People's Right to Know," in Thomas Tedford, ed. Free Speech Yearbook, Speech Communication Association. Reprinted in Hearings on S. 1125 by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Separation of Powers, and as pp. 167-172 in James C. Backes and Donald J. Shields, eds., History of Free Speech in Decision-Making: Readings and Cases. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt, 1974.