Communication Yearbook 25 is devoted to publishing state-of-the-art literature reviews in which authors critique and synthesize a body of communication research. This volume contains critical, integrative reviews of research on democracy and new communication technologies; the Federal Communication Commission's communication policymaking process; cognitive effects of hypermedia; mediation of children's television viewing; informatization, world systems, and developing countries; communication ethics; communication in culturally diverse work groups; and attitudes toward language. In addition, it also includes senior scholars' reviews of research on imagined interactions and symbolic convergence theory.
Representing media, interpersonal, intercultural, and other areas of communication, this is an important reference on current research for scholars and students in the social sciences. Each of the chapters make a unique contribution to the field.
Editor's Introduction W.B. Gudykunst Democracy and New Communication Technologies T.M. Harrison and L. Falvey The Federal Communications Commission and the Communication Policymaking Process: Theoretical Perspectives and Recommendations for Future Research P.M. Napoli Applying Research on the Uses and Cognitive Effects of Hypermedia to the Study of the World Wide Web W.P. Eveland, Jr. and S. Dunwoody Mediation of Children's Television Viewing: Working Toward Conceptual Clarity and Common Understanding A.I. Nathanson Convergence: Informatization, World System, and Developing Countries S.A. Gunaratne Communication Ethics: Centrality, Trends, and Controversies R.L. Johannesen Investigating the Role of Communication in Culturally Diverse Work Groups: A Review and Synthesis J.G. Oetzel, T.E. Burtis, M.I.C. Sanchez and F.G. Pérez Three Decades of Developing, Grounding, and Using Symbolic Convergence Theory E.G. Bormann, J.F. Cragen and D.C. Shields Mental Imagery and Intrapersonal Communication: A Review of Research on Imagined Interactions (IIs) and Current Developments J.M. Honeycutt and S.G. Ford Attitudes Toward Language: A Review of Speaker-Evaluation Research and a General Process Model A.C. Cargile and J.J. Bradac