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Models of Communication

Theoretical and Philosophical Approaches, 1st Edition

Edited by Mats Bergman, Kęstas Kirtiklis, Johan Siebers


280 pages

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Hardback: 9781138294554
pub: 2019-07-01
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Complementing earlier efforts to scrutinize the uses of models in the field of media and communication studies, this volume reassesses old perspectives and delineates new theoretical options for communication inquiry. It is the first book to undertake a philosophical investigation of the significance of modelling in the study of the varying phenomena, processes, and practices of communication. By homing in on the manifestations and purposes of modelling in ordinary discourses on communication as well as in theoretical expositions, the essays collected in this book cast new light on the importance of models for communication inquiry. This volume challenges received view of communication models as mere diagrams and opens up new paths of conceptual inquiry in communication research.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction (Mats Bergman, Kęstas Kirtiklis and Johan Siebers)

Part 1: Understanding Communication Models

2. Models of Communication in and as Metadiscourse (Robert Craig)

3. Schemas for Action: A Pragmatistic Perspective on Modelling in Communication Studies (Mats Bergman)

4. Epistemological Presuppositions of Communication (Lydia Sanchez and Manuel Campos)

5. Turing Machines and Communication: Two Modelling Relations (Eli Dresner)

6. In Defence of the Transmission Approach in Communication Studies (Kęstas Kirtiklis)

Part 2: Modelling the Fields of Communication

7. The Eternal Question of Communication: Discipline or Field (Kaarle Nordenstreng)

8. Writing the History of Communication Models: Modes of Historical Narrative (Emanuel Kulczycki)

9. The "Mediated Social Communication" Approach: An Early Discursive Mass Communication Model (Philomen Schönhagen and Silke Fürst)

10. Re-articulating Carey: Towards a Cultural History of Journalism (Thomas R. Schmidt)

11. Figurational Mediatization as a Model of Communication (Łukasz Wojtkowski)

Part 3: Ontological and Hermeneutic Probes

12. The Communicability of Being (Johan Siebers)

13. Regimes of Communication: Emergent Processes, Historical Approaches (José Gomes Pinto)

14. A Metaphysical Model of Communication Illustrated by The Gold Rush (Carlos Roos)

15. On The Environmental Origin Of Communication In Heidegger’s Hermeneutics of Facticity (Alexandra Makurova)

16. Beyond Letters: Co-respondence (Mauricio Liesen)

About the Editors

Mats Bergman is University Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Social Research of the University of Helsinki, Finland

Kestas Kirtiklis is Associate Professor at the Institute of Creative Media and Researcher at the Media Research Laboratory at Vilnius University, Lithuania

Johan Siebers is Associate Professor in the Department of Law and Politics at Middlesex University, UK

About the Series

Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

Published in association with the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), books in the series make a major contribution to the theory, research, practice and/or policy literature. They are European in scope and represent a diversity of perspectives.

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Subject Categories

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