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Identity and Communication

New Agendas in Communication, 1st Edition

Edited by Dominic L Lasorsa, America Rodriguez


200 pages

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Identity and Communication offers an innovative take on traditional topics of intercultural communication while promoting new ideas and progressive theories.With essays by emerging voices in identity communication, volume contributors discuss the ways that racial, cultural, and gender identities are perceived and relayed within those communities and the media. The text’s essays are structured into four parts, each highlighting different themes of identity communication, from general approaches to racial perceptions to female and adolescent identities. Originating from the University of Texas at Austin‘s New Agendas in Communication symposium, this volume represents some of the latest and most forward-looking scholarship currently available.

Table of Contents

1. Mass Media and Social Identity: New Research Agendas

Dominic Lasorsa and América Rodriguez

2. Media Influences on Adolescent Social Identity

Meghan Bridgid Moran

3. Biased Optimism, Media, and Asian American Identity

David C. Oh

4. Same News, Different Narrative: How the Latina/o-Oriented Press Tells Stories of Social Identity

Carolyn Nielsen

5. The New Role of Bilingual Newspapers in Establishing and Maintaining Social Group Identities among Latinos

Arthur D. Santana

6. Prehistory of a Stereotype: Mass Media Othering of Mexicans in the Era of Manifest Destiny

Michael J. Fuhlhage

7. Overview of Research on Media-Constructed Muslim Identity: 1999-2009

Ammina Kothari

8. Mass Media and African American Identities: Examining Black Self-Concept and Intersectionality

Meghan S. Sanders and Omotayo Banjo

9. Rebooting Identities: Using Computer-Mediated Communication to Cope with a Stigmatizing Social Identity

Katie Margavio Striley and Shawn King

10. Conceptualizing the Intervening Roles of Identity in Communication Effects: The Prism Model

Maria Leonora (Nori) G. Comello

About the Editors

Dominic Lasorsa is an associate professor in the School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in social science theory, writing, and reporting.

América Rodriguez, formerly a correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), is an associate professor of Communication in the Departments of Radio-TV-Film and Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

About the Series

New Agendas in Communication Series

This series brings together groups of emerging scholars to tackle important interdisciplinary themes that demand new scholarly attention and reach broadly across the communication field’s existing courses. Each volume stakes out a key area, presents original findings, and considers the long-range implications of its "new agenda."

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Subject Categories

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