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Haunting Hands

by Kathleen M. Cumiskey & Larissa Hjorth

Haunting Hands looks closely at the consequences of digital media's ubiquitous presence in our lives, in particular the representing, sharing, and remembering of loss. From Facebook tribute pages during public...


Reflective Writing in Medical Practice

by Miriam A. Locher

This book reports the results of a linguistic analysis of reflective written texts, produced during medical education or practice. It explores the topics and communication skills the authors write about, how...


Multilingual Interaction and Dementia

by Charlotta Plejert, Camilla Lindholm & Dr. Robert W. Schrauf

This book brings together international, linguistic research with a focus on interaction in multilingual encounters involving people with dementia in care and healthcare settings. The methodologies used (Conversation...


Politics, Media and Campaign Language

by Stephanie Brookes

‘Politics, Media and Campaign Language’ is an original, groundbreaking analysis of the story of Australian identity, told through Australian election campaign language. It argues that the story of Australian...


Media and Information Literacy: An Integrated Approach for the 21st Century

by Marcus Leaning

Media and Information Literacy: An Integrated Approach for the 21st Century provides a novel rationale for the integration of media and information literacy and gives direction to contemporary media and information...


The Handy Communication Answer Book

by Lauren Sergy

Powerful oratory. Persuasive arguments. Succinct business pitches. Speeches and emails. From cave walls to the printing press, and from Cicero to TED talks, The Handy Communication Answer Book traces the history,...


Interviewing for Journalists

by Emma Lee-Potter

Interviewing for Journalists focuses on the central journalistic skill of how to ask the right questions in the right way. It is a practical and concise guide for all print and online journalists - professionals,...


Optimizing Language Learners’ Nonverbal Behavior

by Dr. Tammy Gregersen & Dr. Peter D. MacIntyre

This book highlights the pivotal role that nonverbal behavior plays in target language communication, affect and cognition. It integrates research tenets and video demonstrations of nonverbal behavior with structured...


Visualising Facebook

by Professor Daniel Miller Professor of Anthropology & Dr Jolynna Sinanan

Since the growth of social media, human communication has become much more visual. This book represents the first attempt to analyse the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. It includes hundreds...


Strategic Communication, Corporatism, and Eternal Crisis: The Creel Century

by Phil Graham

This book traces a century of militarised communication that began in the United States in April, 1917, with the institution of the Committee on Public Information (CPI), headed by George Creel and tasked with...


Setting Agendas in Cultural Markets: Organizations, Creators, Experiences

by Philemon Bantimaroudis

This book draws on agenda setting theory to examine how cultural organizations relate to media in order to increase their visibility, valence, and eventually build their public image. Most organizations have...


James Farmer Jr.: The Great Debater

by Ben Voth

This book provides an argumentation study of the life of the “great debater,” James Farmer Jr. and analyzes his emergence as a debater in conjunction with the fight for racial equality. It shows how Farmer’s...


Sign Language Workbook for Kids - Learning Made Simple

by Baby Professor

This book is especially made for but not limited to deaf and mute children all over the world. Aiming to improve communication skills, this workbook contains sign language lessons that are made easier to understand...


Reality Radio, Second Edition

by John Biewen & Alexa Dilworth

This new revised and expanded edition of Reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada,...


Public Relations, Cooperation, and Justice: From Evolutionary Biology to Ethics

by Charles Marsh

Modern approaches to public relations cluster into three camps along a continuum:

  • conflict-oriented egoism, e.g. forms of contingency theory that focus almost exclusively on the wellbeing of an entity;
  • redressed...

Maintaining Black Marriage: Individual, Interpersonal, and Contextual Dynamics

by Marianne Dainton

This book focuses on the communication that sustains Black marriage. Using original data and secondary research, Marianne Dainton provides the story of Black marriage success and the contexts and communication...


Food Television and Otherness in the Age of Globalization

by Casey Ryan Kelly

Food Television and Otherness in the Age of Globalization examines how food television represents cultural difference in an age of globalization and multiculturalism. Casey Ryan Kelly analyzes popular food television...


Journey into Social Activism: Qualitative Approaches

by Joshua Atkinson

The book covers qualitative approaches that can be utilized by students and scholars in their research endeavors concerning social activism in contemporary society. Specifically, the book illustrates different...


Symbolic Innovations: Lessons from Health Services and Higher Education Organizations

by J. David Johnson

Organizations are often rewarded for doing the trendy and flashy, as the recent fashionable university efforts related to Massively Open Online Course's demonstrate all too clearly. Innovations demonstrate many...


The Neuroscience of Multimodal Persuasive Messages: Persuading the Brain

by Dirk Remley

In this book, Dirk Remley applies his model of integrating multimodal rhetorical theory and multi-sensory neural processing theory pertaining to cognition and learning to multimodal persuasive messages. Using...