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1st Edition

Reimagining Communication: Action

ISBN 9781138499058
Published August 5, 2020 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

As a part of an extensive exploration, Reimagining Communication: Action investigates the practical implications of communication as a cultural industry, media ecology, and a complex social activity integral to all domains of life.

The Reimagining Communication series develops a new information architecture for the field of communications studies, grounded in its interdisciplinary origins and looking ahead to emerging trends as researchers take into account new media technologies and their impacts on society and culture. The diverse and comprehensive body of contributions in this unique interdisciplinary resource explore communication as a form of action within a mix of social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. They emphasize the continuously expanding horizons of the field by engaging with the latest trends in practical inquiry within communication studies. Reflecting on the truly diverse implications of communicative processes and representations, Reimagining Communication: Action covers key practical developments of concern to the field. It integrates diverse theoretical and practice-based perspectives to emphasize the purpose and significance of communication to human experience at individual and social levels in a uniquely accessible and engaging way.

This is an essential introductory text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, along with scholars of communication, broadcast media, and interactive technologies, with an interdisciplinary focus and an emphasis on the integration of new technologies.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents for Reimagining Communication: Action

Series Introduction (Michael Filimowicz and Veronika Tzankova)

Volume Introduction (Veronika Tzankova and Michael Filimowicz)

Chapter 1

Reimagining Activism as Combative

Billie Murray

Chapter 2

Mobile phones use in an Arab context: Blending modernity and tradition

Mustafa Taha

Chapter 3

Government Policy, Communication and (Affective) Governmentality

Carl Jon Way Ng

Chapter 4

Data Ethics: A Survey of Key Debates and Essential Principles

Joe Cruz and Patrick Lee Plaisance

Chapter 5

Encryption and Hacking: Cyphers, Hacks and Attacks on the Digital Frontier

Jan H. Samoriski

Chapter 6

A Critical Re-Visioning of Networked Power in Photojournalism Praxis

Tara-Lynne Pixley

Chapter 7

White noise, mixed signals, strategic chaos, and the roar of the bewildered herd

Brian Gorman

Chapter 8


Raul Rodríguez-Ferrándiz

Chapter 9

Machine Translation, Language Learning and the ‘Knowledge Economy’: From economic discourses to education in action

Vanessa Enríquez Raído

Marina Sánchez Torrón

Chapter 10


Rune Pettersson

Maria D. Avgerinou

Chapter 11

Media Production in the age of Internet Media: Digitisation, Mediation, Co-Creation

Hart Cohen

Chapter 12

An economic, social and cultural approach to prosumption: music and sound as parodic tools on YouTube meme videos

Candelaria Sánchez Olmos

Eduardo Viñuela

Chapter 13

Collaboration Models in Online Fiction-writing Communities

Alan Tapscott

Joaquim Colàs

Josep Blat

Chapter 14

Culture Industries

Derek Johnson

Chapter 15

Reimagining Digital Humanities: Today’s Trends, Tomorrow’s Promises

Amanda C. R. Clark

Chapter 16

Cochlear Implants and Sign Language in Australia: Why the Deaf Community Must Embrace Non-Signing Implant Recipients

Belinda Barnet, Rachael McDonald, Simone Taffe, Jordy Kaufman

Chapter 17

Familiar Avenues and Paths Less Traveled: Reimagining Organizational Crisis Communication

Timothy Coombs

Chapter 18

Cyber War and Militarization of Communication

Oswelled Ureke

Chapter 19

Invitations to Participation: How Immersive Presentations and Emotional Displays Promote Political Involvement

Erik P. Bucy


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Michael Filimowicz, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. His research is in the area of computer-mediated communication, with a focus on new media poetics applied in the development of new immersive audiovisual displays for simulations, exhibition, games, and telepresence as well as research creation.

Veronika Tzankova is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, and a communications instructor at Columbia College—both in Vancouver, Canada. Her background is in human–computer interaction and communication. Sports shapes the essence of her research, which explores the potential of interactive technologies to enhance bodily awareness in high-risk sports activities.