The International History of Communication Study maps the growth of media and communication studies around the world. Drawing out transnational flows of ideas, institutions, publications, and people, it offers the most comprehensive picture to date of the global history of communication research and education.
This volume reaches into national and regional areas that have not received much attention in the scholarship until now, including Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East alongside Europe and North America. It also covers communication study outside of academic settings: in international organizations like UNESCO, and among commercial and civic groups. It moves beyond the traditional canon to cover work by forgotten figures, including women scholars in the field and those outside of the United States and Europe, and it situates them all within the broader geopolitical, institutional, and intellectual landscapes that have shaped communication study globally.
Intended for scholars and graduate students in communication, media studies, and journalism, this volume pushes the history of communication study in new directions by taking an aggressively international and comparative perspective on the historiography of the field. Methodologically and conceptually, the volume breaks new ground in bringing comparative, transnational, and global frames to bear, and puts under the spotlight what has heretofore only lingered in the penumbra of the history of communication study.
Table of Contents
Introduction: On the History of Communication Study—Peter Simonson and David W. Park
- The Transnational Flow of Ideas and Histoire Croisée with Attention to the Cases of France and Germany--Maria Löblich, Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz
- Gender, Work, and the History of Communication Research: Figures, Formations, and Flows--Karen Lee Ashcraft and Peter Simonson
- Locating UNESCO in the Historical Study of Communication--Ira Wagman
- The IAMCR Story: Communication and Media Research in a Global Perspective—Michael Meyen
- Practical Orientation as a Survival Strategy: The Development of Publizistikwissenschaft by Walter Hagemann—Thomas Wiedemann
- Female Academics in Communication Science and the Post-War-Reconstruction Generation in Austria and Germany—Martina Thiele
- Communication Studies on the Iberian Peninsula: A Comparative Analysis of the Field’s Development in Portugal and Spain—Nelson Ribeiro
- Early Nordic Media Research and the special case of Norway (1930 - 1965)--Tore Slaatta
- UK Communication Study and the Challenges of Institutionalization—Phillip Lodge
- The field of communication in Croatia: toward a comparative history of communication studies in Central and Eastern Europe--Zrinjka Peruško and Dina Vozab
- Crossing the Borders: Herta Herzog’s Work in Communication and Marketing Research--Elisabeth Klaus and Josef Seethaler
- Charles Siepmann’s Forgotten Legacy for Communication Research and Media Policy--Victor Pickard
- The Toronto School: Cross-Border Encounters, Interdisciplinary Entanglements--Michael Darroch
- International Vectors in Graduate Education in Communication--David W. Park and Meghan Grosse
- Institutionalization and Internationalization of the Field of Communication Studies in Mexico and Latin America--Raúl Fuentes Navarro
- History of Communication Study in Brazil: The Institutionalization of an Interdisciplinary Field--Maria Immacolata Vassalo de Lopes and Richard Romancini
- Building the Nation-State: Journalism and Communication Studies in China--Hu Zhengrong, Ji Deqiang, and Zhang Lei
- The "Great Uncle of Dissemination": Wilbur Schramm and Communication Study in China--Chunfeng Lin and John Nerone
- A History of Rhetorical Studies and Practices in Modern Japan--Junya Morooka
- Observations on Journalism and Communication Education in India--Pradip Thomas
- Trajectories of communication studies in Sub-Saharan Africa--Terje Skjerdal and Keyan Tomaselli
- Communication Studies in the Arab World--Mohammad I. Ayish
- The Story of the Communication Field in Israel: Nation Building, Personal Transfer, and Growth: Anat First and Hanna Adoni
Africa and the Middle East
Peter Simonson is Associate Professor in the College of Media, Communication, and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder.
David W. Park is Professor of Communication at Lake Forest College.
This is the first world history of one of the fastest growing academic fields during the last forty years – communication studies. It reveals the way in which different intellectual currents from positivism to feminism, and different world events from the Cold War to de-colonisation, have shaped this field. This is a book for communication scholars around the world, revealing where we come from, who we are, and where we are heading. James Curran, Professor of Communication, Goldsmith, University of London