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The Handbook of Communication and Security

1st Edition

Edited by Bryan C. Taylor, Hamilton Bean


432 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

ICA Handbook Series

The ICA Handbook Series is a joint venture between the International Communication Association and Routledge. It is a series of scholarly handbooks that represent the interests of ICA members and help to further the association’s goals of promoting theory and research in the communication discipline.

These handbooks serve as benchmark summaries of current communication scholarship and set the agenda for future theory and research in the communication discipline. The series includes handbooks that consider content areas in communication research, methodological approaches to communication research, and theoretical lenses for scholarship in communication. The series volumes attempt to cross sub-disciplinary boundaries to address timely problems of international scope, not just representing different areas of the field but bringing them together to focus on intersecting problems and research interests. Such problems may be formulated as topical concerns (globalization; democracy; gaming and virtual environments; gender and sexuality), theoretical approaches (social cognition; critical studies), or matters of communication in general (communication theory across cultures; communication history).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies