Communication: Communication History

  • Strategic Communication, Corporatism, and Eternal Crisis

    The Creel Century

    By Phil Graham

    This book traces a century of militarised communication that began in the US in April, 1917 with the institution of the Committee on Public Information (CPI), headed by George Creel and tasked with persuading a divided US public to enter World War I. Creel achieved an historic feat of communication…

    Hardback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Public Relations

  • The Routledge Reader of African American Rhetoric

    Edited by Vershawn Young, Michelle Robinson

    The Routledge Anthology of African American Rhetoric is a compendium of primary texts, including dialogues, creative works, critical articles, essays, folklore, interviews, news stories, songs, raps, and speeches that are performed or written by African Americans. Both the book as a whole and the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-01 
    Routledge

  • Propaganda and Nation Building

    Selling the Irish Free State

    By Kevin Hora

    This book examines the origins of the Irish state in its first independent incarnation, the Irish Free State (1922-1937). It explores how contemporary public relations and propaganda techniques were used to construct an identity for this new state – a state which after enduring seven years of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Directions in Public Relations & Communication Research

  • The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories

    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Mark McLelland

    The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories brings together research on the diverse Internet histories that have evolved in different regions, language cultures and social contexts across the globe. While the Internet is now in its fifth decade, the understanding and formulation of its…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23 
    Routledge

  • The Handbook of Communication in Cross-cultural Perspective

    Edited by Donal Carbaugh

    This handbook brings together 26 ethnographic research reports from around the world about communication. The studies explore 13 languages from 17 countries across 6 continents. Together, the studies examine, through cultural analyses, communication practices in cross-cultural perspective. In doing…

    Paperback – 2016-09-14
    Routledge
    ICA Handbook Series

  • Microhistories of Communication Studies

    Mapping the Future of Communication through Local Narratives

    Edited by Pat J. Gehrke

    The story of an academic discipline is usually conveyed in grand movements and long spans, but it can also be told through the lives of individual scholars, through the development of specialties, through the creation and change of departments, and through the formation and transformation of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16
    Routledge

  • Landmark Essays on Historiographies of Rhetorics

    Edited by Victor J Vitanza

    This reader presents essays that editor Victor Vitanza describes as "efforts at revisionary histories that are either quasi-traditional histories or radical subversive histories." They are influential works published over the past four decades by major rhetoricians and historians with radically…

    Paperback – 2016-06-15
    Routledge
    Landmark Essays Series

  • Environmental Advertising in China and the USA

    The desire to go green

    By Xinghua Li

    Since the late 1980s, green consumerism has been hailed in the West as an efficient solution to environmental problems. However, Chinese consumers have been slow to warm up to eco-friendly products. Consumers prefer SUVs to hybrid cars, health supplements and snake oil medicines to organic foods…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

  • Social Media

    Communication, Sharing and Visibility

    By Graham Meikle

    Social media platforms have captured the attention and imagination of many millions of people, enabling their users to develop and display their creativity, to empathize with others, and to find connection, communication and communion. But they are also surveillance systems through which those…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge

  • Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

    By Various

    Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1993, this set offers a fantastic variety of texts on communications, connecting with psychology, media, sociology, development studies, gender studies and history. Specific volumes look at topics from listening, third-world mass-communication,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

  • Communication Policy in Developed Countries

    Edited by Patricia Edgar, Syed A. Rahim

    Originally published in 1983. This book presents a description and critical analysis of the communication systems and policy at the time in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, the Federal Republic of Germany, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. It examines the technological and cultural…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

  • Powermatics

    A Discursive Critique of New Communications Technology

    By Marike Finlay - de Monchy

    Originally published in 1987. This critical work is an exploration of new communications technology in its social context, as a social discourse determined by other forms of inter-play. The author refers to Weber, Innis, Habermas and Foucault to develop her argument.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

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