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Communication Textbooks New and Key Titles 2017

Communication Textbooks - Titles for University and Further Education

Welcome to the Communication Textbook Collection. Looking for a textbook for a course or class you teach? We have a wide range of textbooks to meet a variety of course needs and study levels. This online catalog is kept up to date with textbooks and key readings from new and established authors in the area and includes titles from both Routledge and Focal Press imprints.

Our textbooks and key readings cover a variety of courses within Communication, Persuasion, Public Relations, Mass Communication and Rhetoric and cater to a wide range of student study levels including Undergraduate, Postgraduate, A level and Vocational Education.

You can navigate the collection by course name and study area via the contents on the left, and use it to:

  • Browse full details of all our textbooks, including textbook features, possible online resources and instructor materials
  • Request complimentary exam copies, or electronic inspection copies where offered
  • Recommend titles of interest to your librarian
  • Create unique booklists to browse, buy, and forward to friends, colleagues and librarians.

Instructors teaching a relevant class can request a complimentary exam copy of any textbook, either by clicking on the Complimentary Exam Copy button or by contacting with specific course details.

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Featured Book

  • Communicating Ethically

    Character, Duties, Consequences, and Relationships, 2nd Edition

    By William Neher, Paul Sandin

    Communicating Ethically provides a broad introduction to the ethical nature of communication. Now in its second edition, the text has been revised to further address current issues, such as: evolving social media and digital platforms, growing cultural communication and discussion of diversity, and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15

  • Advanced Public Speaking

    A Leader's Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Michael J. Hostetler, Mary L. Kahl

    Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide is a comprehensive textbook designed to serve as a speech-making reference for upper-level undergraduate students. Now in its second edition, this volume offers brand new classroom-tested chapter assignments, updated examples, and new content on speaking…

    Paperback – 2017-01-25

  • Electronic Media

    Then, Now, and Later, 3rd Edition

    By Norman J. Medoff, Barbara Kaye

    Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later provides a synopsis of the beginnings of electronic media in broadcasting and the subsequent advancements into digital media. The Then, Now, and Later approach focuses on how past innovations laid the groundwork for changing trends in technology, providing the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-10

  • The Dynamics of Persuasion

    Communication and Attitudes in the Twenty-First Century, 6th Edition

    By Richard M. Perloff

    The Dynamics of Persuasion has been a staple resource for teaching persuasion for nearly two decades. Author Richard M. Perloff speaks to students in a style that is engaging and informational, explaining key theories and research as well as providing timely and relevant examples. The companion…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06
    Routledge Communication Series

  • The Media Handbook

    A Complete Guide to Advertising Media Selection, Planning, Research, and Buying, 6th Edition

    By Helen Katz

    The Media Handbook provides a practical introduction to the advertising media planning and buying processes. Emphasizing basic calculations and the practical realities of offering alternatives and evaluating the plan, this sixth edition reflects the critical changes in how advertising in various…

    Paperback – 2016-09-16
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Media Effects and Society

    2nd Edition

    By Elizabeth M. Perse, Jennifer Lambe

    Grounded in theoretical principle, Media Effects and Society help students make the connection between mass media and the impact it has on society as a whole. The text also explores how the relationship individuals have with media is created, therefore helping them alleviate its harmful effects and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-25
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Communication

    Embracing Difference, 4th Edition

    By Daniel M. Dunn, Lisa M. Goodnight

    Communication: Embracing Difference, 4e, stresses the importance of understanding and celebrating difference as a means to becoming a more effective communicator. This text describes basic communication theory in everyday, non-technical terms and offers students an abundance of opportunities to…

    Hardback – 2013-01-30