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Social Media: Culture and Identity

by Tia C. M. Tyree, Kehbuma Langmia, Angela D. Minor Esq. & Morgan D. Kirby et al.

This collection posits thought-provoking analyses of sociocultural issues about human communication impacted by the omnipresence of social media. Contributors connect social media to gender, class, and race...

Communication and the Work-Life Balancing Act: Intersections across Identities, Genders, and Cultures

by Elizabeth Fish Hatfield, George F. McHendry Jr., Patrice Buzzanell & Shannon N. Davis et al.

This edited collection analyzes how communication and gender influence work-life balance decisions for men and women in today’s culture. Touching on key topics in work-life balance research, contributors explore...


by Aristotle

RHETORIC is the counterpart of Dialectic. Both alike are concerned with such things as come, more or less, within the general ken of all men and belong to no definite science. Accordingly all men make use, more...

The Power of the Spoken Word

by Florence Scovel Shinn

Our words have the power to change our lives. By paying more attention to how we speak, and hence how we think, we can change our circumstances for the better. The Power of the Spoken Word will help you make...

Tongue Shakers: Interviews and Narratives on Speaking Mother Tongue in a Multicultural Society

by Margie Shaheed

Tongue Shakers provides an inside look into the state of speaking mother tongue in America’s multicultural society. Through a series of interviews and first person narratives, the book uncovers the personal...

The Asia-Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility

by Catherine Gomes

As the age of social media progresses, the Asia Pacific, like the rest of the world, is experiencing an increase in cultural diversity and global connection. Those within the region are witnessing rapid social...

Introduction to the Languages of the World

The Activation Imperative: How to Build Brands and Business by Inspiring Action

by Laurence Minsky, William Rosen & Rory Sutherland

In this actionable roadmap to improved marketing ROI, Rosen and Minsky show how businesses—from Fortune 500s to local entrepreneurs—can manage today’s complex and fragmented marketing landscape, respond...

Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide

by Michael J. Hostetler & Mary L. Kahl

Advanced Public Speaking: A Leader's Guide is a comprehensive textbook designed to serve as a speech-making reference for upper-level undergraduate students. Now in its second edition, this volume offers brand...

Transnational Cinematography Studies

by Roberto Schaefer, Daisuke Miyao, Lindsay Coleman & Patrick Keating et al.

This collection explores how the role of cinematography will evolve in an ever-increasing digitized industry in a transnational context. Contributors aim to bridge conversations about critical film studies and...

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society

Linguistic Rivalries

by Sonia N. Das

Linguistic Rivalries weaves together anthropological accounts of diaspora, nation, and empire to explore and analyze the multi-faceted processes of globalization characterizing the migration and social integration...

Writing Youth: Young Adult Fiction as Literacy Sponsorship

by Jonathan Alexander, William P. Banks & Rebecca Black

Writing Youth: Young Adult Fiction as Literacy Sponsorship studies young adult (YA) fiction that analyzes corporate sponsorship of media literacy practices in and through YA fiction. It shows how YA novels model...

Winning Votes by Abusing Reason: Responsible Belief and Political Rhetoric

by Jamie Carlin Watson

This book argues that neither deliberative democracy nor paternalism is a plausible solution to what is call the problem of political rhetoric. Further, the problem, while contingent, is likely to be intractable;...

Oral Communication in the Disciplines: A Resource for Teacher Development and Training

by Deanna P. Dannels, Patricia R. Palmerton & Amy L. Housley Gaffney

Oral Communication in the Disciplines: A Resource for Teacher Development and Training is divided into three sections.  The first section provides a rationale for using oral communication as an instructional...

Exploring Screen Culture via Apple's Mobile Devices: Life through the Looking Glass

by Charles Soukup

This book explores the role of mobile technologies in everyday life via the extended case study of Apple’s mobile operating system (iOS) for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. It is relevant to researchers/scholars...

News Framing of School Shootings: Journalism and American Social Problems

by Michael McCluskey

This book analyzes how school shootings are covered in the news. The author explores reasons behind the coverage patterns, the audiences’ political ideologies, the influence of political actors, and the contextual...

Free Speech on America's K-12 and College Campuses: Legal Cases from Barnette to Blaine

by Randy Bobbitt

This book covers the history of legal cases involving free speech issues on K-12 and college campuses, particularly from 1965 through 2015. It also covers religious issues, speech codes, political correctness,...

The Dynamics of Persuasion: Communication and Attitudes in the Twenty-First Century

by Richard M. Perloff

The Dynamics of Persuasion has been a staple resource for teaching persuasion for nearly two decades. Author Richard M. Perloff speaks to students in a style that is engaging and informational, explaining key...

Scandalize My Name

by Terrion L. Williamson

From sapphire, mammy, and jezebel, to the angry black woman, baby mama, and nappy-headed ho, black female iconography has had a long and tortured history in public culture. The telling of this history has long...