Communication Yearbook 34 continues the tradition of publishing state-of-the-discipline literature reviews and essays. Editor Charles T. Salmon presents a volume that is highly international and interdisciplinary in scope, with authors and chapters representing the broad global interests of the International Communication Association.
The volume is organized into three sections, pertaining to interdisciplinary theory, normative ideals and political realities, and communication and societies in transition. Internationally renowned scholars serve as respondents for the three sections. With a blend of chapters emphasizing timely public policy concerns and enduring theoretical questions, this volume will be valuable to scholars throughout the discipline of communication studies.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Seeds of Mass Communication Research
Chapter 1. Ownership, Technology, Content and Context in the Search for Media Effects - Elihu Katz
Chapter 2. On the Development of Communication Theory: Some Reflections - Kurt Lang and Gladys Engel Lang
Chapter 3. Thoughts on Lazarsfeld’s New York "Radio Studies" from the Perspective of 2010 - Gertrude Robinson
Chapter 4. Commentary: Three Accounts of the Founding Heroes of Communication Research - Mihai Coman
Part II: Communication and Family Contexts
Chapter 5. Communication and Work in Copreneurial and Family Businesses - Jill Helmle, David Siebold and Tamara Afifi
Chapter 6. An Alternative Approach to Studying Family Communication: Studying the Family from a Group Communication Perspective - Stephenson Beck, Amy Miller, Whitney Frahm and Laura Farrell
Chapter 7. Older People and New Communication Technologies: Narratives from the Literature - Ted Zorn, C. Kay Weaver and Margaret Richardson
Chapter 8. Commentary: Moving Beyond our Scholarly Comfort Zones - Jon Nussbaum
Part III: Perspectives on Communication and Language
Chapter 9. Language Attitudes: Existing Frameworks and an Interactional Model - Howard Giles and Mikaela Marlow
Chapter 10. Communicating Love: A Sociocultural Perspective - Elisabeth Gareis and Richard Wilkins
Chapter 11. Critical Discourse Analysis and (U.S.) Communication Scholarship: Recovering Old Connections, Envisioning New Ones - Karen Tracy, Susana Martinez-Guillem, Jessica Robles and Kimberly Casteline
Chapter 12. Commentary: Discussion: Discourse, Context, and Interdisciplinarity - Ruth Wodak
Part IV: Emerging Perspectives on Issues of Enduring Importance
Chapter 13. Anonymous Communication: Unmasking Findings Across Fields - Steven Rains, Craig Scott and Muge Haseki
Chapter 14. Mass Media Effects on Youth Sexual Behavior - Paul Wright
Chapter 15. Interactivity: Managing Customers in the Electronic Marketplace - Paul Murschetz
Chapter 16. Commentary - Pen Hwa Ang
Charles T. Salmon (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) holds the Ellis N. Brandt Chair and is Past Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.