This series features cutting-edge scholarship--both authored books and edited collections--addressing the major issues in communication studies today.
Narratives in Public Communication
By Martin N. Ndlela
October 13, 2023
This book examines the challenges of communicating messages during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommendations for managing future global health crises. Given that outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics are global crises that require global solutions, the book suggests that the world community ...
By Tiffany A. Petricini
September 25, 2023
This book explores the nature of technology – participatory media in particular – and its effects on our friendships and our fundamental sense of togetherness. Situating the notion of friendship in the modern era, the author examines the possibilities and challenges of technology on our ...
By Giuliana Sorce
September 25, 2023
This book examines the central role media and communication play in the activities of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) around the globe, how NGOs communicate with key publics, engage stakeholders, target political actors, enable input from civil society, and create participatory opportunities....
By Sarah E. Dempsey
September 01, 2023
This book develops "organizing eating" as an organizational-communication centered framework for understanding how communication and power combine to actively shape eating and working in the U.S. food system. Drawing together established scholars, the book sheds light on how the interconnected ...
By Fuyuan Shen, Heidi Hatfield Edwards
July 04, 2023
This volume explores the applications of narrative and storytelling in corporate, public health, and political communications, and its implications for those fields. Using diverse research methods including surveys, experiments, case studies, and content analyses, an international team of authors ...
By Chris Demaske
August 01, 2022
Free Speech and Hate Speech in the United States explores the concept and treatment of hate speech in light of escalating social tensions in the global twenty-first century, proposing a shift in emphasis from the negative protection of individual rights toward a more positive support of social ...
By Lluís Mas-Manchón
August 01, 2022
This book addresses innovative and new aspects of branding and advertising communication, by drawing on a broad, interdisciplinary range of theories, methods and techniques– from body image, identity and mental imagery, to self-exposure and LCM4P – intersecting with branding and advertising ...
By Paaige Turner, Soumia Bardhan, Tracey Quigley Holden, Eddah Mutua
December 12, 2019
Globalization and the resulting internationalization of universities is driving change in teaching, learning, and what it means to be educated. This book provides exemplars of how the Communication discipline and curriculum are responding to the demands of globalization and contributing to the ...
By Margaret U. D'Silva, Ahmet Atay
December 09, 2019
This book examines the complex and multidimensional relationship between culture and social media, and its specific impact on issues of identity and social movements, in a globalized world. Contemporary cyber culture involves communication among people who are culturally, nationally, and ...
By Ahmet Atay, Sandra L. Pensoneau-Conway
October 30, 2019
This book addresses queer issues and current events from a communication perspective to articulate a queer communication pedagogy. Through putting communication pedagogy and queer studies into dialogue, the book investigates how queer theory and critical communication pedagogy intersect in ...
By Ahmet Atay, Margaret U. D'Silva
February 28, 2019
This book focuses on mediated intercultural communication in the context of globalization. Analyzing social and traditional media using qualitative, interpretive, and critical and cultural perspectives, contributors engage with diverse topics - ranging from hybrid identities in different ...
By Romy Fröhlich
November 05, 2018
This book focuses on the social process of conflict news production and the emergence of public discourse on war and armed conflict. Its contributions combine qualitative and quantitative approaches through interview studies and computer-assisted content analysis and apply a unique comparative and ...