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1st Edition

Reimagining Communication: Meaning

ISBN 9781138542884
Published May 12, 2020 by Routledge
334 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Reimagining Communication: Meaning surveys the foundational theoretical and methodological approaches that continue to shape communication studies, synthesizing the complex relationship of communication to meaning making in a uniquely accessible and engaging way. 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.

Reimagining Communication: Meaning brings together international authors to provide contemporary perspectives on semiotics, hermeneutics, paralanguage, corpus analysis, critical theory, intercultural communication, global culture, cultural hybridity, postcolonialism, feminism, political economy, propaganda, cultural capital, media literacy, media ecology and media psychology. The volume is designed as a reader for scholars and a textbook for students, offering a new approach for comprehending the vast diversity of communications topics in today’s globally networked world.

This will be an essential introductory text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and 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: Meaning

Series Introduction (Michael Filimowicz and Veronika Tzankova)

Volume Introduction (Veronika Tzankova and Michael Filimowicz)

Chapter 1

Reimagining Semiotics in Communication

Paul Cobley

Chapter 2


Johan Fornäs

Chapter 3

Paralanguage (The Cracked Lookingglass of a Servant, or the Uses, Virtues, and Value of Liminality)

Michael Schandorf

Chapter 4

Corpus-methodology and discursive conceptualizations of depression

Kim Ebensgaard Jensen

Chapter 5

Communication in Critical Theory (Frankfurt School)

Olivier Voirol

Chapter 6

Reimagining communication in mediated participatory culture: An emerging framework

Usha Sundar Harris

Chapter 7

Global Culture

Tanner Mirrlees


Chapter 8

Cultural Hybridity, or Hyperreality in K-pop Female Idols?: Toward Critical, Explanatory Approaches to Cultural Assemblage in Neoliberal Culture Industry

Gooyong Kim

Chapter 9

Postcolonial Scholarship and Communication: Applications for Understanding Conceptions of the Immigrant Today

Adina Schneeweis


Chapter 10

Cyberhate, Communication, And Transdisciplinarity

Emma A. Jane And Nicole A Vincent

Chapter 11

Political Economy of Communication: The Critical Analysis of the Media’s Economic Structures

Christophe Magis


Chapter 12

The Propaganda Machine: Social Media Bias and the Future of Democracy

Sara Monaci

Chapter 13

From Fans to Followers to Anti-Fans: Young Online Audiences of Microcelebrities

Maria Murumaa-Mengel

Andra Siibak


Chapter 14

Reimagining Media Education: Technology Education as a Key Component of Critical Media Education in the Digital Era

Anne-Sophie Letellier

Normand Landry


Chapter 15

From Media Ecology to Media Evolution: Towards a Long-Term Theory of Media Change

Carlos A. Scolari


Chapter 16

Media Psychology

Emma Rodero








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Michael Filimowicz, PhD, is 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 PhD 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 shape the essence of her research which explores the potential of interactive technologies to enhance bodily awareness in high-risk sports activities.