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Communication Studies
The Essential Resource

ISBN 9780415287937
Published March 12, 2004 by Routledge
368 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book brings together a huge range of material including academic articles, film scripts and interplanetary messages adrift on space probes with supporting commentary to clarify their imporatance to the field. Communication Studies: The Essential Resource is a collection of essays and texts for all those studying communication at university and pre-university level.

Individual sections address:

* texts and meanings in communication
* themes in personal communication
* communication practice
* culture, communication and context
* debates and controversies in communication.

Edited by the same teachers and examiners who brought us AS Communication Studies: The Essential Introduction, this volume will help communications students to engage with the subject successfully. Its key features include:

* suggested further activities at the end of each chapter
* a glossary of key terms
* a comprehensive bibliography with web resources.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Texts and Meanings in Communication  Approaching Theory, Semiotics, Language and the World  Part 2: Themes in Personal Communication  Social Interaction, Non-verbal Codes, Power in Groups, 'Male' and 'Female' Talk  Part 3: Communication Practice  Research Methods, Writing Style, Rhetoric  Part 4: Culture, Communication and Context Ideology  High and Low Culture, Marxism, Feminism, Post-Colonialism  Part 5: Debates and Controversies in Communication Globalisation  Technology as Culture, Communication and Socialisation

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