1st Edition

The Handbook of Communication and Security

Edited By Bryan C. Taylor, Hamilton Bean Copyright 2019
    446 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    446 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Handbook of Communication and Security provides a comprehensive collection and synthesis of communication scholarship that engages security at multiple levels, including theoretical vs. practical, international vs. domestic, and public vs. private. The handbook includes chapters that leverage communication-based concepts and theories to illuminate and influence contemporary security conditions. Collectively, these chapters foreground and analyze the role of communication in shaping the economic, technological, and cultural contexts of security in the 21st century. This book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars in the numerous subfields of communication and security studies.

    Introduction: Conceptualizing Communication ← → Security

    Bryan C. Taylor and Hamilton Bean

    Part I: Communication Contexts and Genres

    1. Communication History and Security

    Ian E. J. Hill

    2. Crisis/Emergency Communication and Security

    Timothy L. Sellnow and Matthew W. Seeger

    3. Ecological Communication and Security

    William J. Kinsella

    4. Discourse and Security

    Patricia L. Dunmire

    5. Group Communication and Security

    Justin Reedy and Chris Anderson

    6. Health Communication and Security

    Matthew W. Seeger and Timothy L. Sellnow

    7. Intercultural Communication and Security

    David Boromisza-Habashi and Bingjuan Xiong

    8. Organizational Communication and Security

    Hamilton Bean and Rebecca M. Rice

    9. Political Communication and Security

    Andrew Rojecki

    10. Rhetoric and Security

    Kevin J. Macy-Ayotte

    11. Strategic Communication and Security

    Craig Hayden and Emily T. Metzgar

    12. Visual Communication and Security

    Axel Heck

    Part II: Special Topics

    13. Biosecurity and Communication

    Lisa Keränen

    14. Communicatively Countering Violent Extremism Online

    Kurt Braddock

    15. Cybersecurity and Communication

    Sean Lawson and Michael K. Middleton

    16. Communicative Dimensions of Neoliberalism, Globalization, and Militarism

    Phil Graham

    17. Memory, Security, and Communication

    Lisa Silvestri

    18. Nuclear Deterrence and Communication

    Bryan C. Taylor

    19. Rituals of Communication and Security

    Shoshana Magnet

    20. Strategic Narrative and Security

    Raphaël Zaffran

    21. Surveillance and Communication

    Joshua Reeves

    22. Communicating Terrorism and Counterterrorism

    Carol K. Winkler and Ayse Deniz Lokmanoglu

    Part III: The Futures of Communication ← → Security

    23. Commentary: Communication and Security Creep

    Robert L. Ivie


    Bryan C. Taylor is Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Director of its Peace, Conflict, and Security Program. His research interests include the communicative status of nuclear weapons, and the role of mimesis in articulations of media and security. His related research has been published in journals including Annals of the International Communication Association, Communication Theory, Critical Studies of Media Communication, and elsewhere. He is co-editor of the volume Nuclear Legacies: Communication, Controversy, and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex.

    Hamilton Bean is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver, where he conducts research at the intersection of communication, organization, and security. Since 2005, he has been affiliated with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. He is the author of No More Secrets: Open Source Information and the Reshaping of U.S. Intelligence.