Textbooks: Communication Studies

  • Professional Communication at Work: Interpersonal Strategies for Career Success book cover

    Professional Communication at Work

    Interpersonal Strategies for Career Success, 1st Edition

    By Joseph L. Chesebro

    This text prepares future professionals for success in the workplace through identifying interpersonal communication skills and strategies and exploring when, how, and why to use them. Informed by academic research, professional literature, and author Joseph L. Chesebro’s own experiences, the text…

    Paperback – 2014-06-25

  • Critical Political Economy of the Media: An Introduction book cover

    Critical Political Economy of the Media

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Hardy

    How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political economic analysis of contemporary media. Jonathan Hardy undertakes a critical survey…

    Paperback – 2014-06-16
    Communication and Society

  • People Skills for Public Managers book cover

    People Skills for Public Managers

    1st Edition

    By Suzanne Mccorkle, Stephanie Witt

    This book fills the need for a communication-based, public sector framed book. The authors combine just enough basic theory about communication with specific skill development in areas of immediate interest to those who work in the public sector. It also features a strong "practice" orientation,…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30

  • The Gender Communication Connection book cover

    The Gender Communication Connection

    2nd Edition

    By Teri Kwal Gamble, Michael W. Gamble

    The authors explore the many ways that gender and communication intersect and affect each other. Every chapter encourages a consideration of how gender attitudes and practices, past and current, influence personal notions of what it means not only to be female and male, but feminine and masculine.…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30

  • Text and Image: A Critical Introduction to the Visual/Verbal Divide book cover

    Text and Image

    A Critical Introduction to the Visual/Verbal Divide, 1st Edition

    By John Bateman

    Text and image are used together in an increasingly flexible fashion and many disciplines and areas of study are now attempting to understand how these combinations work.This introductory textbook explores and analyses the various approaches to multimodality and offers a broad, interdisciplinary…

    Paperback – 2014-05-28

  • Preparing to Teach Writing: Research, Theory, and Practice book cover

    Preparing to Teach Writing

    Research, Theory, and Practice, 4th Edition

    By James D. Williams

    Preparing to Teach Writing, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive survey of theories, research, and methods associated with teaching composition successfully at the middle,  secondary, and college levels. Research and theory are examined with the aim of informing teaching. Practicing and…

    Paperback – 2014-02-11

  • Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication book cover

    Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication

    1st Edition

    By Jane Jackson

    Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication is a lively and accessible introduction for undergraduates who are new to the area of intercultural communication. Incorporating real-life examples from around the world and drawing on current research, this text argues against cultural…

    Paperback – 2014-01-16

  • Discourse Analysis: Putting Our Worlds into Words book cover

    Discourse Analysis

    Putting Our Worlds into Words, 1st Edition

    By Susan Strauss, Parastou Feiz

    This introductory textbook presents a variety of approaches and perspectives that can be employed to analyze any sample of discourse. The perspectives come from multiple disciplines, including linguistics, sociolinguistics, and linguistic anthropology, all of which shed light on meaning and the…

    Paperback – 2013-12-20

  • Digital Innovations for Mass Communications: Engaging the User book cover

    Digital Innovations for Mass Communications

    Engaging the User, 1st Edition

    By Paul Martin Lester

    In every field of mass communications—advertising, entertainment studies, journalism, public relations, radio-television-film, tourism, and visual reporting—professionals understand the importance of storytelling. Regardless of whether the finished product is a commercial, an in-depth investigative…

    Paperback – 2013-12-10

  • Conversations about Qualitative Communication Research: Behind the Scenes with Leading Scholars book cover

    Conversations about Qualitative Communication Research

    Behind the Scenes with Leading Scholars, 1st Edition

    By Christine S Davis

    Christine Davis offers readers an insider’s view of the practices of ten leading qualitative communication scholars, showing how they make critical decisions in the process of conducting research. Through interviews and reflective assessment of their key articles, these researchers make visible how…

    Paperback – 2013-11-15

  • Mediating the Message in the 21st Century: A Media Sociology Perspective book cover

    Mediating the Message in the 21st Century

    A Media Sociology Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Pamela J. Shoemaker, Stephen D. Reese

    Hailed as one of the "most significant books of the twentieth century" by Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Mediating the Message has long been an essential text for media effects scholars and students of media sociology. This new edition of the classic media sociology textbook now…

    Paperback – 2013-10-01

  • Ratings Analysis: Audience Measurement and Analytics book cover

    Ratings Analysis

    Audience Measurement and Analytics, 4th Edition

    By James G. Webster, Patricia F. Phalen, Lawrence W. Lichty

    This 4th edition of Ratings Analysis describes and explains the current audience information system that supports economic exchange in both traditional and evolving electronic media markets. Responding to the major changes in electronic media distribution and audience research  in recent years…

    Paperback – 2013-10-01
    Routledge Communication Series

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