E-books: Communication Studies

  • Inside Relationships: A Creative Casebook in Relational Communication book cover

    Inside Relationships

    A Creative Casebook in Relational Communication, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra L Faulkner

    This book of original case studies allows students in interpersonal and relational communication classes to engage with creative stories about lives and relationships, helping them understand how communication processes work. Written in literary format—essays, short stories, scripts, photographs,…

    eBook – 2016-06-16

  • Understanding American Icons: An Introduction to Semiotics book cover

    Understanding American Icons

    An Introduction to Semiotics, 1st Edition

    By Arthur Asa Berger

    This brief, student-friendly introduction to the study of semiotics uses examples from 25 iconic locations in the United States. From Coney Island to Las Vegas, the World Trade Center to the Grand Canyon, Berger shows how semiotics offers a different lens in understanding locations taken for…

    eBook – 2016-06-16

  • Betweener Talk: Decolonizing Knowledge Production, Pedagogy, and Praxis book cover

    Betweener Talk

    Decolonizing Knowledge Production, Pedagogy, and Praxis, 1st Edition

    By Marcelo Diversi, Claudio Moreira

    In this literary, co-constructed narrative, two Brazilian scholars explore the spaces “in-between”—between their own biographies, one raised privileged, the other poor; between the experience of being raised in Brazil and finding acceptance in United States universities; between their lives in the…

    eBook – 2016-06-03
    Qualitative Inquiry and Social Justice

  • Communication Science Theory and Research: An Advanced Introduction book cover

    Communication Science Theory and Research

    An Advanced Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Marina Krcmar, David R. Ewoldsen, Ascan Koerner

    This volume provides a graduate-level introduction to communication science, including theory and scholarship for masters and PhD students as well as practicing scholars. The work defines communication, reviews its history, and provides a broad look at how communication research is conducted. It…

    eBook – 2016-05-20

  • Genre Knowledge in Disciplinary Communication: Cognition/culture/power book cover

    Genre Knowledge in Disciplinary Communication

    Cognition/culture/power, 1st Edition

    By Carol Berkenkotter, Thomas N. Huckin

    Although genre studies abound in literary criticism, researchers and scholars interested in the social contexts of literacy have recently become interested in the dynamic, rhetorical dimensions of speech genres. Within this burgeoning scholarly community, the authors are among the first researchers…

    eBook – 2016-05-06

  • The Media Syndrome book cover

    The Media Syndrome

    1st Edition

    By David Altheide

    Over the past 45 years, award-winning sociologist David L. Altheide has illuminated how media formats and media logic affect our understanding of social issues, of how political decisions are made, and of how we relate to each other. In this masterful, summative work, Altheide describes the media…

    eBook – 2016-05-05

  • Bullied: Tales of Torment, Identity, and Youth book cover


    Tales of Torment, Identity, and Youth, 1st Edition

    By Keith Berry

    In this examination of the ubiquitous practice of bullying among youth, compelling first person stories vividly convey the lived experience of peer torment and how it impacted the lives of five diverse young women. Author Keith Berry’s own autoethnographic narratives and analysis add important…

    eBook – 2016-04-28
    Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives

  • Parents and Digital Technology: How to Raise the Connected Generation book cover

    Parents and Digital Technology

    How to Raise the Connected Generation, 1st Edition

    By Suzie Hayman, John Coleman

    Children today are digital natives, growing up in an age where social media and online communication is the norm. This book is an indispensable guide for parents who may feel they are struggling to keep up, addressing the issues that young people and their families face in the world of modern…

    eBook – 2016-04-05

  • Autoethnography and the Other: Unsettling Power through Utopian Performatives book cover

    Autoethnography and the Other

    Unsettling Power through Utopian Performatives, 1st Edition

    By Tami Spry

    Challenging the critique of autoethnography as overly focused on the self, Tami Spry calls for a performative autoethnography that both unsettles the "I" and represents the Other with equal commitment. Expanding on her popular book Body, Paper, Stage, Spry uses a variety of examples, literary forms…

    eBook – 2016-03-31
    Qualitative Inquiry and Social Justice

  • The Sesame Effect: The Global Impact of the Longest Street in the World book cover

    The Sesame Effect

    The Global Impact of the Longest Street in the World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Charlotte F. Cole, June H. Lee

    The Sesame Effect details the wide-ranging work of Sesame Workshop and its productions across the world. With an emphasis on impact and evidence from research on projects in low- and middle-income countries, the book tells the stories behind the development of an international family of Muppet…

    eBook – 2016-03-10

  • Sustainable Media: Critical Approaches to Media and Environment book cover

    Sustainable Media

    Critical Approaches to Media and Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicole Starosielski, Janet Walker

    Sustainable Media explores the many ways that media and environment are intertwined from the exploitation of natural and human resources during media production to the installation and disposal of media in the landscape; from people’s engagement with environmental issues in film, television, and…

    eBook – 2016-02-19

  • Denying Death: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Terror Management Theory book cover

    Denying Death

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to Terror Management Theory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lindsey A. Harvell, Gwendelyn S. Nisbett

    This volume is the first to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of Terror Management Theory, providing a detailed overview of how rich and diverse the field has become since the late 1980s, and where it is going in the future. It offers perspectives from psychology, political science,…

    eBook – 2016-02-19

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