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Communication Theory and Research

Communication Theory and Research Author Denis McQuail
ISBN-10 1412918332
Release 2005
Pages 306
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This exciting collection of papers represents some of the finest communications research published during the last decade. To mark the 20th anniversary of the European Journal of Communication, a leading international journal, the editors have selected 21 papers, all of which make significant and valuable interventions in the field of media and communications. The volume is prefaced with an introduction by the editors and will be a central research text for scholars in this field.



McQuail s Mass Communication Theory

McQuail s Mass Communication Theory Author Denis McQuail
ISBN-10 1446244024
Release 2010-02-18
Pages 632
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"Denis McQuail's Mass Communication Theory is not just a seminal text in the study of media and society - it is a benchmark for understanding and appreciating the long and winding road people and their media have taken to get us here." - Mark Deuze, Indiana University and Leiden University "This is a unique work tested by time and generations of students around the world - North, South, East and West." - Kaarle Nordenstreng, University of Tampere "McQuail's Mass Communication Theory continues to be the clearest and best introduction to this sprawling field." - Anders Hansen, University of Leicester With over 125,000 copies sold, McQuail's Mass Communication Theory has been the benchmark for studying media and communication for more than 25 years. It remains the most authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the field and offers unmatched coverage of the research literature. It covers everything a student needs to know of the diverse forms of mass communication today, including television, radio, newspapers, film, music, the internet and other forms of new media. Denis McQuail shows that more than ever, theories of mass communication matter for the broader understanding of society and culture. Unmatched in coverage and used across the globe, this book includes: Explorations of new media, globalization, work, economy, governance, policy, media audiences and effects New boxed case studies on key research publications, to familiarize students with the critical research texts in the field Definitions, examples, and illustrations throughout to bring abstract concepts to life. McQuail's Mass Communication Theory is the indispensable resource no student of media and communication studies can afford to be without.



McQuail s Reader in Mass Communication Theory

McQuail s Reader in Mass Communication Theory Author Denis McQuail
ISBN-10 0761972439
Release 2002-04-22
Pages 427
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McQuail's Reader in Mass Communication Theory provides an invaluable resource of key statements drawn from communication studies, media sociology and cultural studies, and includes an overview essay and section introductions which place the readings in their theoretical and methodological context. Designed as a companion to McQuail's Mass Communication Theory, it can also function independently of that text. Divided into ten parts: Approaches and Conceptual Issues; Mass Media and Society; From Old to New Media; Normative Theory; Global Mass Communication; Media Organization and Production; Media Content; The Media Audience; and Mass Media and Effects, this collection represents an essential sourcebook for all students of media and mass communication. McQuails Reader in Mass Communication Theory includes key statements from; Pertti Alasuutari Ien Ang Jan L. Bordewijk Jay G. Blumler Roland Barthes Oliver Boyd-Barrett Muriel G. Cantor James Carey Peter Dahlgren Daniel Dayan Everette E. Dennis Todd Gitlin Alvin W. Gouldner Robert M. Entman Celia von Feilitzen Marjorie Ferguson Edward S. Herman Terhi Rantanen Stuart Hall Joli Jenson Elihu Katz Judith Lichtenberg John H. McManus Joshua Meyrowitz C. Wright Mills Merrill Morris John C. Nerone W. R. Neumann Janice Radway Ronald E. Rice Karl Erik Rosengren James Slevin Pamela J. Shoemaker John Tomlinson Gaye Tuchman Ellen Wartella Judith Williamson Dolf Zillmann Liesbet van Zoonen



Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research

Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research Author Steve May
ISBN-10 9781452236728
Release 2004-10-05
Pages 320
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Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research: Multiple Perspectives is a book unlike any in the field. Each chapter is written by a prominent scholar who presents a theoretical perspective and discusses how he or she "engages" with it, personally examining what it means to study organizations. Rejecting the traditional model of a "reader," this volume demonstrates the intimate connections among theory, research, and personal experience. Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to be familiar with current trends in the field of organizational communication.



The Basics of Communication Research

The Basics of Communication Research Author Leslie A. Baxter
ISBN-10 9780534507787
Release 2003-07-08
Pages 480
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Combining the time tested classical work of Earl Babbie with the insights of one of the most recognized and respected names in speech communication research, THE BASICS OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH is the book for the Communication research methods course. With the authors' collective experience teaching research methods and as active researchers themselves you will find this text to be the authoritative text for your course. The authors frame research as a way of knowing, and provide balanced treatment to both quantitative and qualitative research traditions in communication research and present it in a student friendly and engaging format. It provides in-depth treatment of the role of reasoning in the research enterprise and how this reasoning process plays itself out in planning and writing a research proposal and report. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Communication Science Theory and Research

Communication Science Theory and Research Author Marina Krcmar
ISBN-10 9781136288999
Release 2016-05-20
Pages 360
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This volume provides a graduate-level introduction to communication science, including theory and scholarship for masters and PhD students as well as practicing scholars. The work defines communication, reviews its history, and provides a broad look at how communication research is conducted. It also includes chapters reviewing the most frequently addressed topics in communication science. This book presents an overview of theory in general and of communication theory in particular, while offering a broad look at topics in communication that promote understanding of the key issues in communication science for students and scholars new to communication research. The book takes a predominantly "communication science" approach but also situates this approach in the broader field of communication, and addresses how communication science is related to and different from such approaches as critical and cultural studies and rhetoric. As an overview of communication science that will serve as a reference work for scholars as well as a text for the introduction to communication graduate studies course, this volume is an essential resource for understanding and conducting scholarship in the communication discipline.



Mass communication theory

Mass communication theory Author Denis McQuail
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038436112
Release 1994
Pages 416
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Widely used internationally and translated into several languages, Mass Communication Theory, Third Edition constitutes one of the fullest and most up-to-date textbooks within mass communication. Comprehensively rewritten, this edition provides a nontechnical introduction to mass communication and offers an integrated treatment of the major components of mass communication--the sender, the message, and the audience. The author thoroughly covers the diverse forms of mass communication: television, radio, newspaper, film, and music as well as electronic, cable, and satellite technologies. Topics given greater attention in this volume include gender relations, the globalization of communication, research on audiences and reception, media structures and institutions, and the evaluation of media performance. Updated and rewritten to include the most recent theory and research and to improve the clarity of both text and presentation, Mass Communication Theory, Third Edition is of even greater importance to researchers, scholars, and students within all areas of mass communication.



The Handbook of Communication History

The Handbook of Communication History Author Peter Simonson
ISBN-10 9781136514302
Release 2013-01-03
Pages 528
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The Handbook of Communication History addresses central ideas, social practices, and media of communication as they have developed across time, cultures, and world geographical regions. It attends to both the varieties of communication in world history and the historical investigation of those forms in communication and media studies. The Handbook editors view communication as encompassing patterns, processes, and performances of social interaction, symbolic production, material exchange, institutional formation, social praxis, and discourse. As such, the history of communication cuts across social, cultural, intellectual, political, technological, institutional, and economic history. The volume examines the history of communication history; the history of ideas of communication; the history of communication media; and the history of the field of communication. Readers will explore the history of the object under consideration (relevant practices, media, and ideas), review its manifestations in different regions and cultures (comparative dimensions), and orient toward current thinking and historical research on the topic (current state of the field). As a whole, the volume gathers disparate strands of communication history into one volume, offering an accessible and panoramic view of the development of communication over time and geographical places, and providing a catalyst to further work in communication history.



The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything Author Simon Winchester
ISBN-10 0192805762
Release 2004
Pages 260
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Now available in paperback, The Meaning of Everything is the absorbing story behind the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Originally mooted in 1857, it would be another 71 years before the British prime minister could celebrate the completion of 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'. In this delightful account of the OED's creation, Winchester introduces us to a host of extraordinary characters: the murderer who contributed from his prison cell, the brilliant but tubercular first editor Herbert Coleridge (grandson of the poet), the boisterous Frederick Furnivall (who left the project in shambles) and James Murray, the self-taught draper's son who spent a half-century bringing the project to triumphant fruition. The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating and engaging account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language.



The Media in Europe

The Media in Europe Author Mary Kelly
ISBN-10 0761941320
Release 2004-01-31
Pages 274
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Completely rewritten, the Third Edition of this successful guide to European media systems has also been expanded to include Central and Eastern Europe as well as Western Europe. Covering 23 countries, the volume highlights and explains key issues of debate and current tendencies in media policy.



Communication Power

Communication Power Author Manuel Castells
ISBN-10 9780199681938
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 624
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Drawing on a wide range of social and psychological theories, Castells presents original research on political processes and social movements. He applies this analysis to numerous recent events - the misinformation of the American public on the Iraq War,the global environmental movement to preventclimate change, the control of information in China and Russia, Barak Obama's internet-based presidential campaigns, and (in this new edition) responses to recent political and economic crises such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement. On the basis of these case studies he proposes a newtheory of power in the information age based on the management of communication networks.



Political Communication in the Online World

Political Communication in the Online World Author Gerhard Vowe
ISBN-10 9781317480013
Release 2015-12-07
Pages 310
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As a consequence of the rapid diffusion of online media, the conditions for political communication, and research concerning it have radically changed. Is empirical communication research capable of consistently describing and explaining the changes in political communication in the online world both from a theoretical and methodological perspective? In this book, Gerhard Vowe, Philipp Henn, and a group of leading international experts in the field of communication studies guide the reader through the complexities of political communication, and evaluate whether and to what extent existing theoretical approaches and research designs are relevant to the online world. In the first part of the book, nine chapters offer researchers the opportunity to test the basic assumptions of prominent theories in the field, to specify them in terms of the conditions of political communication in the online world and to modify them in view of the systematically gained experiences. The second methodological section tests the variations of content analysis, surveys, expert interviews and network analyses in an online environment and documents how successful these methods of empirical analysis have proven to be in political communication. Written accessibly and contributing to key debates on political communication, this bookshelf essential presents an indispensable account of the necessary tools needed to allow researchers decide which approach and method is better suited to answer their online problem.



Action Theory and Communication Research

Action Theory and Communication Research Author Karsten Renckstorf
ISBN-10 3110180804
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 376
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"The contributions assembled in this book, despite their diversity, can all be placed within the framework of social action theory. Some are reports of empirical inquiries, others reflection on theory but each one sheds some light on the significance of media use in everyday experience and contributes to an understanding of communication in society."--Jacket.



A Handbook of Media and Communication Research

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research Author Klaus Bruhn Jensen
ISBN-10 9781136597640
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 448
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A Handbook of Media and Communication Research presents qualitative as well as quantitative approaches to the study of media and communication, integrating perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. Taking methodology as a strategic level of analysis that joins practical concerns with theoretical issues, the Handbook offers a comprehensive and in-depth review of the field and a set of guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out media and communication studies in different social and cultural contexts. The second edition has been thoroughly updated with reference to the development of the internet, mobile, and other digital media. Each chapter addresses shifting configurations of established media organizations, media discourses, and media users in networked practices of communication. The introduction and one further chapter probe changing conceptions on mass and interpersonal, online and offline communication – in research as in everyday life. Three new chapters have been added to exemplify different forms of research employing multiple methods to study multiple media in multiple contexts. List of contributors: Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Barrie Gunter, Rasmus Helles, Annette Hill, Stig Hjarvard, Peter Larsen, Amanda Lotz, Graham Murdock, Horace Newcomb, Paddy Scannell, Lynn Schofield Clark, Kim Christian Schrøder



The SAGE Handbook of Political Communication

The SAGE Handbook of Political Communication Author Holli A Semetko
ISBN-10 9781473971202
Release 2012-05-17
Pages 544
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This authoritative and comprehensive survey of political communication draws together a team of the world's leading scholars to provide a state-of-the-art review that sets the agenda for future study. It is divided into five sections: Part One: explores the macro-level influences on political communication such as the media industry, new media, technology, and political systems Part Two: takes a grassroots perspective of the influences of social networks - real and online - on political communication Part Three: discusses methodological advances in political communication research Part Four: focuses on power and how it is conceptualized in political communication Part Five: provides an international, regional, and comparative understanding of political communication in its various contexts The SAGE Handbook of Political Communication is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of politics, media and communication, sociology and research methods.



Exploring Communication Theory

Exploring Communication Theory Author Kory Floyd
ISBN-10 9781315513249
Release 2017-06-14
Pages 404
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This text presents and explains theories from the epistemological perspectives of the researchers who use them. Rather than representing a specific theoretical paradigm (social scientific, interpretive, or critical), the author team presents the three major paradigms in one text, each writing in his or her area of expertise. Every theory is explained in a "native" voice, from a position of deep understanding and experience, improving clarity for readers. The text also provides insights on using communication theory to address real-life challenges. Considering that theories are developed to guide scholarly research more than to provide practical advice, this feature of the book helps students create realistic expectations for what theories can and cannot do and makes clear that many theories can have practical applications that students can use to their advantage in everyday life. Offering a comprehensive exploration of communication theories through multiple lenses, Exploring Communication Theory provides an integrated approach to studying communication theory and to demonstrating its application in the world of its readers.



European Media Studies

European Media Studies Author Kevin Williams
ISBN-10 0340719028
Release 2005-11-25
Pages 288
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Mass media studies in Britain and the USA are dominated by an Anglo-American framework. This unique book seeks to redress this imbalance by looking at the mass media in a European context and exploring the distinctly European understanding of the role of the mass media in society.