The Routledge Handbook of Communication and Bullying provides an essential and unique analysis of bullying and anti-bullying efforts from a communication-based perspective. Drawing on communication theory and compelling empirical research, this volume offers valuable international perspectives of this pervasive concern, examined within varied contexts. In addition to providing exemplary data-based scholarship, the Handbook is comprised of first-hand accounts of those who have been bullied, adding an integral pragmatic and complementary dimension to the topic. This anthology serves as a useful resource for educators, administrators, managers, and other stakeholders who are challenged with this difficult social issue. Responding to the various charges emanating from the National Communication Association’s (NCA) Anti-Bullying Project, this collection constitutes a valuable foundation from which to draw as conversations about bullying continue around the globe.
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Part I. FOUNDATIONS OF BULLYING AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH 1: Coming to Terms with Bullying: A Communication Perspective 2: Building Better Models to Understand Bullying 3: Communication Ethics and Bullying VOICES FOR VISIBILITY: The Resilient You II. CONTEXTS OF BULLYING **Bullying, Culture, and Identity** 4: Bullying and the Influence of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Personal Violations 5: How Dominant Group Members Can Transform Bullying 6: Cyberbullies, Bullying, and the Young in India VOICES FOR VISIBILITY: THE OPINION WRITER Disciplining the Immigrant Body through Collective Bullying **Workplace Bullying** 7: Disciplining the Office: The Past, Present, and Future of Communication Research on Bullying 8: The Theory of Bullying Conflict Cultures: Developing a New Explanation for Workplace Bullying 9: Understanding Workplace Bullying from Two Perspectives: The Case of the Persian Gulf and the United States 10: Great Leadership in Business Does Not Compensate Idle Management in Workplace: Leadership, Organizational Culture, and Workplace Bullying in Startups in Japan 11: Coping with Workplace Incivility: A Qualitative Study of the Strategies Targets Utilize VOICES FOR VISIBILITY It’s More than Personality Clash: The Escalation of Bullying **Bullying in the Academy** 12: U.S. K-12 Bullying Prevention Policy: A CHAT Analysis 13: To Tell or Not to Tell: Bullied Students’ Coping and Supportive Communication Processes. For a full Table of Contents, including contributing authors, please visit the book’s webpage.
RICHARD WEST is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College in Boston. At the national level, Rich is Past President of the National Communication Association (NCA) and past President of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), the oldest professional communication organization in the country. Rich's scholarship intersects family, communication, and identity is the co-author of several books in multiple editions (IPC: Interpersonal Communication; Gender and Communication/3rd edition; Understanding Interpersonal Communication: Making Choices in Changing Times; Perspectives on Family Communication; and Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Applications). He is also co-author of Communication: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press) and Interpersonal Communication (Sage Publications). Rich is the recipient of various distinctions, including Emerson's Norman and Irma Mann Stearns Distinguished Professor, Illinois State University’s Outstanding Alum in Communication Studies, and NCA’s Bernard J. Brommel Award in Family Communication.
CHRISTINA S. BECK is Professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. Dr. Beck is Past President of the National Communication Association. As part of her Enhancing Opportunities NCA Presidential Initiative, she established the NCA Anti-Bullying Project. Beck has also served as President of the Central States Communication Association, Editor of Communication Yearbook (volumes 30-33), and Book Review Editor for Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. Beck has published four award-winning books in the areas of health communication and gender: The Lynching of Language: Gender, Politics, and Power in the Hill-Thomas Hearings, Partnership for Health: Building Relationships between Women and Health Caregivers, Communicating for Better Health: A Guide through the Medical Mazes, and Narrative, Health, and Healing: Communication Theory, Research, and Practice, in addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters.