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Communication Yearbook 34

Edited By

Charles T. Salmon

ISBN 9780415878579
Published May 21, 2010 by Routledge
496 Pages

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Book Description

Communication Yearbook 34 continues the tradition of publishing rich, state-of-the-discipline literature reviews. This volume offers insightful descriptions of communication research as well as reflections on the implications of those findings for other areas of the discipline. Editor Charles T. Salmon presents a volume with diverse chapters from scholars across the globe. Chapters cover a wide range of topics, including nanotechnology, deception, terror management theory, and the rhetorical aftermath of genocide. Commentaries from senior scholars round out the contents, providing insights on the groundbreaking work presented here. As a whole, this volume will be valuable to scholars and researchers across the communication discipline and around the world.

Table of Contents

Charles T. Salmon: Editor’s Introduction

Part I: Communication and the Social Sciences: Contributions to Interdisciplinary Theory

Ronald E. Rice and Ingunn Hagen: Young Adults’ Perpetual Contact, Social Connectivity and Social Control Through the Internet and Mobile Phones

Timothy R. Levine: A Few Transparent Liars: Explaining 54% Accuracy in Deception Detection Experiments

Natalya N. Bazarova and Jeffrey T. Hancock: From Dispositional Attributions to Behavior Motives: The Folk-Conceptual Theory and Implications for Communication

Susanna Dilliplane: Raising the Specter of Death: What Terror Management Theory Brings to the Study of Fear Appeals

Matthew J. Hornsey and Cindy Gallois: Toward the Development of Interdisciplinary Theory

Part II: Communication Processes, Normative Ideals and Political Realities

Dietram Scheufele and Anthony Dudo: Emerging Agendas at the Intersection of Politics and Science: Communication About Nanotechnology

Nurit Guttman: Public Deliberation on Policy Issues: Normative Stipulations and Practical Resolutions

Silke Adam and Michaela Maier: Personalization of Politics: A Critical Review and Agenda for Research

Robin Mansell: Mediating the Public Sphere: Democratic Deliberation, Communication Gaps and the Personalisation of Politics

Part III: Communication and Societies in Transition

Sahar Khamis and Vit Sisler: The New Arab ‘Cyberscape’: Redefining Boundaries and Reconstructing Public Spheres

Natalya Krasnoboka: Between the Rejected Past and an Uncertain Future: Russian Media Studies at a Crossroads

Yusuf Kalyango, Jr., and Petya Eckler: Media Performance, Agenda Building, and Democratization in East Africa

Fadoua Loudiy: Facing a Bloody Past: Discourses and Practices of Transitional Justice

Barbie Zelizer: On Expectations and Transition: Seeing Things on Their Own Terms


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CHARLES T. SALMON earned his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, and nine years later became the first recipient of a named professorship in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. Today, he holds the Ellis N. Brandt Chair and is Past Dean of the College, while also holding the position of Professor at the Interdisciplinary Center, Israel. His research on public communication, public opinion, and public health has appeared in such journals as: Archives of Internal Medicine, American Behavioral Scientist, Bioethics, Health Education and Behavior, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Journal of Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Public Health Reports, and Public Opinion Quarterly. His books include Information Campaigns: Balancing Social Values and Social Change, and Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent (with Theodore Glasser). He has served on more than fifty doctoral committees and headed a Task Force on the Status and Future of Doctoral Education in Mass Communication.