2nd Edition

The Handbook of Communication Ethics

    494 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    494 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The second edition of this handbook offers a thoroughly updated overview of the different approaches and perspectives in communication ethics today.

    Extending the path paved by its predecessor, this Handbook includes new issues and concerns that have emerged in the interim—from environmentalism to Artificial Intelligence, from disability studies to fake news. It also features a new structure, comprised of three sections representing a wide array of communication ethics: Traditions, Contexts, and Debates. Rather than focusing exclusively on a subset of ethics (such as interpersonal communication, rhetoric, or journalism as do other handbooks of ethics in communication), this collection provides a valuable resource for those who seek a broader basis on which to study communication ethics.

    This handbook is a must-read for faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in all areas of communication studies as well as in neighboring disciplines such as rhetoric, media studies, sociology, political science, cultural studies, and science and technology studies.

    Series Editor’s Foreword

    Robert T. Craig







    Amit Pinchevski, Patrice M. Buzzanell and Jason Hannan


    Part I: Traditions


    1. Rhetoric and Ethics

    Mari Lee Mifsud



    2. Dialogic Ethics: Listening

    Lisbeth A. Lipari and Amanda M. Gunn



    3. Virtue Ethics: Conversing with the Dissonant Remainders of Democracy

    William Duffy



    4. Liberalism

    Klaus Bruhn Jensen



    5. Pragmatism: Communication Ethics as Melioristic Inquiry

    Mats Bergman



    6. The Origin and Horizon of Ethics: A Philosophical Hermeneutic Interpretation

    Ramsey Eric Ramsey and Lisa Fellars Watrous



    7. Poststructuralism: A Philosophy of Difference

    Garnet Butchart



    8. Transnational Feminist Ethics and Second World Feminist Ethics

    Mahuya Pal, Md Khorshed Alam, Evgeniya Pyatovskaya and Sarah Marshall



    9. Relevance of Postcolonial Logics in Communication Ethics

    Sudeshna Roy



    Part II: Contexts



    10. Identity, Difference, and Interpersonal Relationships: (Re)Considering Interpersonal Communication Ethics

    John Caughlin and Jordan Soliz



    11. Organizational Communication

    Ryan Bisel and Justin Mahutga



    12. Health Communication Ethics

    Mohan Dutta



    13. Enhancing Ethics in Varied Communication Contexts through Dialogical Communication

    Agnes Lucy Lando and Ruth Musembi



    14. The End of Traditional Journalism Ethics

    Stephen Ward



    15. Questioning the Ontological Legitimacy of Law: A Communication Ethics Approach to Sexual Violence Law

    Suzy D’Enbeau and Astrid Villamil



    16. Climate Communication

    Chris Russill



    17. Slow Bearings in the Dark: Waiting and the Ethics of Carefully Attending in the Digital Limit Situation

    Amanda Lagerkviskt



    Part III: Debates



    18. Artificial Intelligence

    David Gunkel



    19. Media Witnessing and the Ethics of Humanitarian Communication

    Maria Kyriakidou


    20. Intersectionality: (Re)orienting Towards Social Justice and Ethics in Communication Scholarship

    China Billotte Verhoff and Angela Hosek



    21. Truth, Fake News, and Conspiracy Theories

    Tim Schatto-Eckrodt and Lena Frischlich



    22. On the Impossibility of Ethical Surveillance

    Torin Monahan



    23. Digital Activism Ethics

    Jasmine Linabary and Danielle Corple



    24. Culture Wars

    Julian Petley



    25. Disability at the Intersections of Communication Ethics and Media Technologies

    Meryl Alper



    26. Queer Theory and Communication Ethics: Deconstructing and Reimagining Dominant Norms

    Jamie McDonald and Sean C. Kenney



    27. On the Ethical Complexity of Digital Game Experiences

    James Ivory




    Amit Pinchevski, Patrice M. Buzzanell, & Jason Hannan

    Featuring essays by:

    Clifford Christians: “On the ‘Audacity of Hope’ Amidst Evil”

    Lillie Chouliaraki: “An agenda of “vulnerability politics” in Communication and Media Ethics”

    Nick Couldry: – Consequences of Mediazation and the Necessity of Communication and Media Ethics”

    Dana Cloud: “Decolonizing Communication Ethics”

    Charles Ess: “Ethical Judgment in the Age of AI”

    Tina M. Harris: “Everyday Ethical Communication Practices for Inclusion and Belongingness”




    Amit Pinchevski is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

    Patrice M. Buzzanell is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida, USA.

    Jason Hannan is Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg, Canada.