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Routledge Communication Series


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The Routledge Communication Series covers the breadth of the communication discipline, from interpersonal communication to public relations, offering textbooks, handbooks, and scholarly reference materials.

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Critiquing Free Speech First Amendment theory and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity

Critiquing Free Speech: First Amendment theory and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity

1st Edition

By Matthew D. Bunker
December 22, 2014

In this exceptional volume, Matthew D. Bunker explores the work of contemporary free speech critics and argues that, while at times these critics provide important lessons, many of their conclusions must be rejected. Moreover, Bunker suggests that we be wary of interdisciplinary approaches to free ...

Media Competition and Coexistence The Theory of the Niche

Media Competition and Coexistence: The Theory of the Niche

1st Edition

By John W. Dimmick
December 22, 2014

This volume considers how media firms, as well as entire industries, exist and persist over time despite what often seems to be intense competition for such resources as audiences and advertisers. Addressing competition within and among media organizations and industries, including broadcasting, ...

Television Talk Shows Discourse, Performance, Spectacle

Television Talk Shows: Discourse, Performance, Spectacle

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Tolson
December 22, 2014

The "talk show" has become a ubiquitous feature of American and European television. The various examples have been frequently discussed by academic commentators, as well as journalists in an attempt to place them in a cultural setting. Ultimately, the conclusion is reached by both academics and ...

Cultures, Politics, and Research Programs An International Assessment of Practical Problems in Field Research

Cultures, Politics, and Research Programs: An International Assessment of Practical Problems in Field Research

1st Edition

Edited By Uma Narula, W. Barnett Pearce
September 11, 2014

A compilation of authoritative reports from seasoned researchers working in eight different countries on five continents, this volume examines the concept that conditions of local feasibility are constitutive of research practices not simply obstructions to the realization of an ideal. The result ...

Studies in Language and Social Interaction In Honor of Robert Hopper

Studies in Language and Social Interaction: In Honor of Robert Hopper

1st Edition

By Jennifer Mandelbaum, Phillip J. Glenn, Curtis D. LeBaron
July 17, 2014

This collection offers empirical studies and theoretical essays about human communication in everyday life. The writings come from many of the world's leading researchers and cut across academic boundaries, engaging scholars and teachers from such disciplines as communication, sociology, ...

Makers of the Media Mind Journalism Educators and their Ideas

Makers of the Media Mind: Journalism Educators and their Ideas

1st Edition

Edited By Wm. David Sloan, Wm. David Sloan
July 01, 1990

Makers of the Media Mind is a collection of analytical essays focusing on the most important and original ideas contributed to the field of mass communication by journalism educators. Divided into six sections representing the most prominent areas of specialization in the field, this text serves ...

Negotiating the Crisis Drgs and the Transformation of Hospitals

Negotiating the Crisis: Drgs and the Transformation of Hospitals

1st Edition

By Patricia Geist, Monica Hardesty
December 02, 2011

In 1984 Congress revamped Medicare to save a financially distraught health care system, thus transforming the hospital as an organization. Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) -- the cornerstone of this extensive reorganization -- have triggered repercussions that are still adversely affecting health ...

Sourcebook for Political Communication Research Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques

Sourcebook for Political Communication Research: Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques

1st Edition

Edited By Erik P. Bucy, R. Lance Holbert
March 27, 2013

The Sourcebook for Political Communication Research will offer scholars, students, researchers, and other interested readers a comprehensive source for state-of-the-art/field research methods, measures, and analytical techniques in the field of political communication. The need for this Sourcebook...

Understanding Organization Through Culture and Structure Relational and Other Lessons From the African American Organization

Understanding Organization Through Culture and Structure: Relational and Other Lessons From the African American Organization

1st Edition

By Anne Maydan Nicotera, Marcia J. Clinkscales, Felicia R. Walker
May 16, 2014

Understanding Organization Through Culture and Structure: Relational and Other Lessons From the African American Organization presents an innovative view of organizations and the communication processes that constitute them. Arguing that human beings are communicatively embedded in their cultures, ...

Communication Technology and Social Change Theory and Implications

Communication Technology and Social Change: Theory and Implications

1st Edition

Edited By Carolyn A. Lin, David J. Atkin
November 15, 2006

Communication Technology and Social Change is a distinctive collection that provides current theoretical, empirical, and legal analyses for a broader understanding of the dynamic influences of communication technology on social change. With a distinguished panel of contributors, the volume presents...

G Is for Growing Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street

G Is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street

1st Edition

Edited By Shalom M. Fisch, Rosemarie T. Truglio
November 01, 2000

This volume--a collection and synthesis of key research studies since the program's inception over three decades ago--serves as a marker of the significant role that Sesame Street plays in the education and socialization of young children. Editors Shalom M. Fisch and Rosemarie T. Truglio have ...

Literacy in a Digital World Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information

Literacy in a Digital World: Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information

1st Edition

By Kathleen Tyner
August 01, 1998

In this book, Kathleen Tyner examines the tenets of literacy through a historical lens to demonstrate how new communication technologies are resisted and accepted over time. New uses of information for teaching and learning create a "disconnect" in the complex relationship between literacy and ...

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