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Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies


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Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1993, this set offers a fantastic variety of texts on communications, connecting with psychology, media, sociology, development studies, gender studies and history. Specific volumes look at topics from listening, third-world mass-communication, and ethics in communication, to feminist communications, the internet, and communication policy in developed countries. In such a wide and exciting area of study, this set is an excellent collection of previously out-of-print titles.

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Communication Crisis at Kent State A Case Study

Communication Crisis at Kent State: A Case Study

1st Edition

By Phillip K. Tompkins, Elaine Vanden Bout Anderson
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1971. On May 4th, 1970, shots fired by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University were heard around the world. People were either outraged by the killings or outraged at the students. Instant experts rendered the judgment that it was all a problem of communication. ...

Communication Policy in Developed Countries

Communication Policy in Developed Countries

1st Edition

Edited By Patricia Edgar, Syed A. Rahim
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1983. This book presents a description and critical analysis of the communication systems and policy at the time in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, the Federal Republic of Germany, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. It examines the technological and cultural ...

Communication and Sex-role Socialization

Communication and Sex-role Socialization

1st Edition

Edited By Cynthia Berryman-Fink, Deborah Ballard-Reisch, Lisa H. Newman
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1993. The essays in this book collectively seek to illuminate the role of communication and sex-role socialization throughout the life cycle. Section 1 addresses some important issues and behaviours that have an impact on the beginnings of the socialization process. Section ...

Communication, Technology, and the Development of People

Communication, Technology, and the Development of People

1st Edition

By Bernard Woods
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1993. This book outlines the failure of investment for Third World development to address the development of people, communities and institutions and an underlying cause of this global phenomenon. It shows how new perceptions of the communication process in development and ...

Communication: Ethical and Moral Issues

Communication: Ethical and Moral Issues

1st Edition

Edited By Lee Thayer
August 29, 2017

This pioneering book, on the ethical and moral dimensions of communication and communication systems in the modern world, was originally published in 1974. It derived from an International Symposium on communication, consisting of world-class scholars ranging from philosophy and anthropology, to ...

Communications Policy for National Development

Communications Policy for National Development

1st Edition

Edited By Majid Tehranian, Farhad Hakimzadeh, Marcello L. Vidale
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1977. Covering a wide international field and with the emphasis on communications in developing countries, this book contains chapters by eminent contributors looking at questions of policy, governance and planning in the field of mass communications. It also considers the ...

Communications and the 'Third World'

Communications and the 'Third World'

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Reeves
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1971. An introduction to the rapidly-changing field of modern communications at the time, this book brings together a wide range of literature from Africa, Asia and Latin America. It presents a critical revaluation of the dominant theoretical perspectives which informed ...

Face-to-Face Interaction Research, Methods, and Theory

Face-to-Face Interaction: Research, Methods, and Theory

1st Edition

By Starkey Duncan, Donald W. Fiske
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1977. This book focuses on how to do research in the area of face-to-face interaction when studying human social conduct. It covers the methods of data collection and analysis and looks at the efficiency of these. It secondarily considers a model for conceptualising such ...

Human Communication Theoretical Explorations

Human Communication: Theoretical Explorations

1st Edition

Edited By Albert Silverstein
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1974. This is an introductory text on the basic processes in communication with each chapter written by an eminent theorist in one of the main disciplines dealing with communication. It both surveys the range of issues and presents the individual author’s personal ...

Mass Communications Research Methods A Step-by-Step Approach

Mass Communications Research Methods: A Step-by-Step Approach

1st Edition

By H.J. Hsia
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1988. Step-by-step, this book leads students from problem identification, through the mazes of surveys, experimentation, historical/qualitative studies, statistical analysis, and computer data processing to the final submission and publication in scientific or popular ...

Powermatics A Discursive Critique of New Communications Technology

Powermatics: A Discursive Critique of New Communications Technology

1st Edition

By Marike Finlay - de Monchy
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1987. This critical work is an exploration of new communications technology in its social context, as a social discourse determined by other forms of inter-play. The author refers to Weber, Innis, Habermas and Foucault to develop her argument....

Reception and Response Hearer Creativity and the Analysis of Spoken and Written Texts

Reception and Response: Hearer Creativity and the Analysis of Spoken and Written Texts

1st Edition

Edited By Graham McGregor, R. S. White
August 29, 2017

Originally published in 1990. Each of the 12 chapters in this book build upon an approach to the analysis of spoken and written texts that is centred upon the recipient rather than the producer, for the abilities of listeners and readers deserve much attention. This book should be of interest to ...

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