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Communication Studies

The Essential Resource, 1st Edition

Edited by Andrew Beck, Peter Bennett, Peter Wall


368 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415287937
pub: 2004-01-22
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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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies