Integrative essays on communication theory include:
John Stewart, “Developing Communication Theories,” in Developing Communication Theories, Gerry Philipsen and Terrance L. Albrecht (eds.), State University of New York Press, Albany, 1997, pp. 157-92.
Branislav Kova?i? and Donald P. Cushman, “A Pluralistic View of the Emerging Theories of Human Communication,” in Emerging Theories of Human Communication, Branislav Kova?i?, State University of New York Press, Albany, 1997, pp. 170-87.
Other texts which show a range of connections across the disciple:
Nancy Baym, Scott W. Campbell, Heather Horst, Sri Kalyanaraman, Mary Beth Oliver, Eric Rothenbuhler, René Weber, and Katherine Miller, “Communication Theory and Research in the Age of New Media: A Conversation from the CM Café,” Communication Monographs, Vol. 79, 2012, pp. 256-267.
Marianne Dainton, Elaine D. Zelley, Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life: A Practical Introduction, 4th ed., Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2019.
Thomas Hanitzsch, “Celebrating 25 Years of Communication Theory: Growing Diversity Under Heavy Strain,” Communication Theory, Vol. 25, 2015, pp. 349-355.
Yoshitaka Miike, “De-Westernizing Communication Theory and Research: An Asiacentric Bibliography,” China Media Research, Vol. 7, 2011, pp. 111-121.
Adrian Pablé, “Communication Theory and Integrational Semiology: The Constitutive Metamodel Revisited,” Empedocles: European Journal for The Philosophy of Communication, Vol. 8, 2017, pp. 55-67.
Brent D. Ruben, “Communication Theory and Health Communication Practice: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same,” Health Communication, Vol. 31, 2016, pp. 1-11.
Gregory J. Shepherd, Jeffrey St. John, and Ted Striphas (eds.), Communication as… Perspectives on Theory, Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2006.
Bryan B. Whaley and Wendy Samter (eds.), Explaining Communication: Contemporary Theories and Exemplars, Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ, 2007.
Barbie Zelizer, “Making Communication Theory Matter,” Communication Theory, Vol. 25, 2015, pp. 410-415.