The ICA Handbook Series is a series of scholarly handbooks that represent the interests of the International Communicaton Association (ICA) members and help to further the association’s goals of promoting theory and research in the communication discipline.
Targeting scholars and advanced students in communication and media studies and related disciplines, each handbook serves as a benchmark summary of current communication scholarship in a specific area of research. Handbooks published in the series comprehensively chart the field by covering a range of key debates, issues and contexts. In addition to a critical engagement with central theoretical and empirical traditions, they provide a systematic and accessible overview of the state of scholarship, advance theory-building and problem-solving, and identify areas for further theory and research in an international context.
The series includes handbooks that consider content areas in communication research, methodological approaches to communication research, and theoretical lenses for scholarship in communication. The series volumes attempt to cross sub-disciplinary boundaries to address timely problems of international scope. They do not just represent different areas of the field but bring them together to focus on intersecting problems and research interests. Such problems may be formulated as topical concerns (globalization; democracy; health and wellbeing; gender and sexuality), theoretical approaches (social cognition; critical studies; feminist theory), or matters of communication in general (environmental communication; organizational communication).
A joint venture between the International Communication Association and Routledge, the ICA Handbook Series is edited by Karin Wahl-Jorgensen and Thomas Hanitzsch.
The Handbook of Journalism Studies
The Handbook of Communication and Security
The Handbook of Communication History
The Handbook of Intergroup Communication
The Handbook of Communication Ethics
By Yoshitaka Miike, Jing Yin
March 11, 2022
Moving beyond the U.S.-Eurocentric paradigm of communication theory, this handbook broadens the intellectual horizons of the discipline by highlighting underrepresented, especially non-Western, theorists and theories, and identifies key issues and challenges for future scholarship. Showcasing ...
By Bruno Takahashi, Julia Metag, Jagadish Thaker, Suzannah Evans Comfort
December 28, 2021
This handbook provides a comprehensive review of communication around rising global environmental challenges and public action to manage them now and into the future. Bringing together theoretical, methodological, and practical chapters, this book presents a unique opportunity for environmental ...
By Kory Floyd, René Weber
May 21, 2020
The Handbook of Communication Science and Biology charts the state of the art in the field, describing relevant areas of communication studies where a biological approach has been successfully applied. The book synthesizes theoretical and empirical development in this area thus far and proposes a ...
By Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Thomas Hanitzsch
July 06, 2019
This second edition of The Handbook of Journalism Studies explores the current state of research in journalism studies and sets an agenda for future development of the field in an international context. The volume is structured around theoretical and empirical approaches to journalism research and...
By Bryan C. Taylor, Hamilton Bean
June 28, 2019
The Handbook of Communication and Security provides a comprehensive collection and synthesis of communication scholarship that engages security at multiple levels, including theoretical vs. practical, international vs. domestic, and public vs. private. The handbook includes chapters that leverage ...
By Donal Carbaugh
September 14, 2016
This handbook brings together 26 ethnographic research reports from around the world about communication. The studies explore 13 languages from 17 countries across 6 continents. Together, the studies examine, through cultural analyses, communication practices in cross-cultural perspective. In doing...
By Frank Esser, Thomas Hanitzsch
March 19, 2012
The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of comparative communication research. It fills an obvious gap in the literature and offers an extensive and interdisciplinary discussion of the general approach of comparative research, its ...
By Peter Simonson, Janice Peck, Robert T Craig, John Jackson
December 10, 2012
The Handbook of Communication History addresses central ideas, social practices, and media of communication as they have developed across time, cultures, and world geographical regions. It attends to both the varieties of communication in world history and the historical investigation of those ...
By Howard Giles
May 04, 2012
The Handbook of Intergroup Communication brings together research, theory and application on traditional as well as innovative intergroup situations, exploring the communication aspect of these groups. The volume is organized into four domains – cross-disciplinary approaches to intergroup study; ...
By George Cheney, Steve May, Debashish Munshi
December 07, 2010
The Handbook of Communication Ethics serves as a comprehensive guide to the study of communication and ethics. It brings together analyses and applications based on recognized ethical theories as well as those outside the traditional domain of ethics but which engage important questions of power, ...
By Jesper Strömbäck, Lynda Lee Kaid
June 20, 2008
The Handbook of Election Coverage Around the World focuses on the news coverage of national elections in democracies around the globe. It brings together and compares election news coverage within a single framework, offering a systematic consideration of various factors. Considering the ...