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Communication Yearbook 38

1st Edition

Edited by Elisia L. Cohen


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Communication Yearbook 38 continues the tradition of publishing state-of-the-discipline literature reviews and essays. Editor Elisia Cohen 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 contents include summaries of communication research programs that represent the most innovative work currently. Offering a blend of chapters emphasizing timely disciplinary concerns and enduring theoretical questions, this volume will be valuable to scholars throughout communication studies.

Table of Contents

Part I: Theorizing Immigration, Cultural Brokering, and Communication

1. Communicating for One's Family: An Interdisciplinary Review of Language and Cultural Brokering in Immigrant Families

Jennifer A. Kam, Vanja Lazarevic

2. Communication Dynamics of Immigrant Integration

Vikki Katz

Part II: Theorizing Talk: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Intergroup Communication

3. Publics and Lay Informatics: A Review of the Situational Theory of Problem Solving

Jeong-Nam Kim, Arunima Krishna

4. Relational and Identity Processes in Communication: A Contextual and Meta-Analytical Review of Communication Accommodation Theory

Jordan Soliz and Howard Giles

5. Understanding Argumentation in Interpersonal Communication: The Implications of Distinguishing between Public and Personal Topics

Amy Janan Johnson, Dale Hample, Ioana A.Cionea

6. Theorizing Fat Talk: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Intergroup Communication about Groups

Analisa Arroyo, Jake Harwood

7. No More Birds and Bees: A Process Approach to Parent-Child Sexual Communication

Tina A. Coffelt, Loreen N. Olson

Part III: Theorizing Communication in Health Contexts

8. Communication about End-of-Life Health Decisions

Allison Scott

9. Family Communication about Cancer Treatment Decision-Making: An Application of the DECIDE Typology

Janice Krieger

10. Integrating Intergenerational Family Caregiving Challenges across Discipline and Culture: Identity, Attribution, and Relationship

Nichole Egbert

Part IV: Theorizing Emerging Areas of Communication Research

11. Net Neutrality and Communication Research: The Implications of Internet Infrastructure for the Public Sphere

Maria Löblich, Francesca Musiani

12. Narbs: A Narrative Approach to the Use of Big Data

Ananda Mitra

13. Episodic, Network, and Intersectional Perspectives: Taking a Communicative Stance on Mentoring in the Workplace

Ziyu Long, Patrice M. Buzzanell, Lindsey B. Anderson, Jennifer C. Batra, Klod Kokini, Robyn Wilson

About the Editor

Elisia L. Cohen earned her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California, and is an Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Health Communication Research Collaborative at the University of Kentucky. Today, she is the Chair of the Department of Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky. Her research has been supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation, and an unrestricted gift from GlaxoSmithKline. She is an investigator with the Rural Cancer Prevention Center, St. Louis Center for Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, and was past media coordinator for the Cervical Cancer-free Kentucky initiative. Her research on public communication, public opinion, and public health has appeared in such journals as: Health Communication, Health Education and Behavior, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Qualitative Health Research, and Prometheus. She is married and has one daughter, Addison Lydia.

Subject Categories

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