1st Edition

Reimagining Communication: Meaning

Edited By Michael Filimowicz, Veronika Tzankova Copyright 2020
    334 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    334 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 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









    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.