E-books: Communication Studies

  • Meeting the Challenge of Human Resource Management: A Communication Perspective book cover

    Meeting the Challenge of Human Resource Management

    A Communication Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vernon D. Miller, Michael E. Gordon

    While communicating is a vital skill for managers at all organizational levels and in all functional areas, human resource managers are expected to be especially adept communicators, given the important interpersonal component of their roles. Practitioners and scholars alike stand to benefit…

    eBook – 2014-07-11

  • Rhetoric in the Flesh: Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab book cover

    Rhetoric in the Flesh

    Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab, 1st Edition

    By T. Kenny Fountain

    Rhetoric in the Flesh is the first book-length ethnographic study of the gross anatomy lab to explain how rhetorical discourses, multimodal displays, and embodied practices facilitate learning and technical expertise and how they shape participants’ perceptions of the human body. By investigating…

    eBook – 2014-07-11
    ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication

  • Semantics: Defining the Discipline book cover


    Defining the Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Robert A. Hipkiss

    The subject of semantics has been appropriated by various disciplines including linguistic philosophy, logic, cognitive psychology, anthropological linguistics, and computer technology. As a result, it is difficult to define the study of semantics as an actual discipline without discovering what…

    eBook – 2014-07-10

  • Gay People, Sex, and the Media book cover

    Gay People, Sex, and the Media

    1st Edition

    By Michelle Wolf, Alfred Kielwasser

    Here is a provocative book that examines precisely how and why mass communication has an impact upon the sexual realities of our lives. Written in response to a demand for information that cuts across many of the boundaries found in more traditional books on sexuality and mass communication, Gay…

    eBook – 2014-06-11

  • When Organization Fails: Why Authority Matters book cover

    When Organization Fails

    Why Authority Matters, 1st Edition

    By James R. Taylor, Elizabeth J. Van Every

    When Organization Fails: Why Authority Matters develops the study of authority as an area of investigation in organizational communication and management. As a research topic, authority has rarely been addressed in depth in the management and organizational communication literature. It is critical,…

    eBook – 2014-06-05

  • Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigning: New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters book cover

    Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigning

    New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Allen Hendricks, Lynda Lee Kaid

    The 2008 US presidential campaign saw politicians utilizing all types of new media -- Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, e-mail, and cell phone texting – to reach voters of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. This volume examines the use of these media and…

    eBook – 2014-06-03

  • Women, Power, and Ethnicity: Working Toward Reciprocal Empowerment book cover

    Women, Power, and Ethnicity

    Working Toward Reciprocal Empowerment, 1st Edition

    By Patricia S.E. Darlington, Becky Michele Mulvaney

    Powerful women aren't just men walking around in dresses!As women continue to assume positions of social leadership in increasing numbers, the dynamics of the social construction of power need to be examined. Have women adopted traditionally male patterns of behavior in an effort to gain and…

    eBook – 2014-06-03

  • Feminism, Community, and Communication book cover

    Feminism, Community, and Communication

    1st Edition

    By Betty Mackune-Karrer, Mary E Olson

    . . . from the minds of therapists on the cutting edge!This informative, innovative collection brings together the work of a group of “scholar-therapists,” all women, who have met regularly for ten years to discuss family therapy, gender, and postmodern ideas. The major themes--feminism…

    eBook – 2014-06-03

  • Sourcebook for Political Communication Research: Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques book cover

    Sourcebook for Political Communication Research

    Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques, 1st Edition

    Edited by Erik P. Bucy, R. Lance Holbert

    The Sourcebook for Political Communication Research will offer scholars, students, researchers, and other interested readers a comprehensive source for state-of-the-art/field research methods, measures, and analytical techniques in the field of political communication. The need for this Sourcebook…

    eBook – 2014-06-03
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Negotiating the Crisis: Drgs and the Transformation of Hospitals book cover

    Negotiating the Crisis

    Drgs and the Transformation of Hospitals, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Geist, Monica Hardesty

    In 1984 Congress revamped Medicare to save a financially distraught health care system, thus transforming the hospital as an organization. Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) -- the cornerstone of this extensive reorganization -- have triggered repercussions that are still adversely affecting health…

    eBook – 2014-06-03
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Rhetoric and Philosophy book cover

    Rhetoric and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard A. Cherwitz, Henry W. Johnstone Jr.

    This important volume explores alternative ways in which those involved in the field of speech communication have attempted to find a philosophical grounding for rhetoric. Recognizing that rhetoric can be supported in a wide variety of ways, this text examines eight different philosophies of…

    eBook – 2014-06-03

  • Public Relations Leaders as Sensemakers: A Global Study of Leadership in Public Relations and Communication Management book cover

    Public Relations Leaders as Sensemakers

    A Global Study of Leadership in Public Relations and Communication Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bruce K. Berger, Juan Meng

    Public Relations Leaders as Sensemakers presents foundational research on the public relations profession, providing a current and compelling picture of expanding global practice. Utilizing data from one of the largest studies ever conducted in the field, and representing the perspectives of 4,500…

    eBook – 2014-05-23

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