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The Media Environment of Political Thought

by Asaf Y. Shamis

The Media Environment of Political Thought offers a novel way of looking at the tradition of political thought by reconstructing the historical media landscapes in which great political texts of the past were...

The Political Blame Game in American Democracy

by Mark Hickson Iii & Larry Powell

They Started It! looks at the forces that have developed over the past 50-plus years and created a dysfunctional political system in the United States. It argues that the current level of partisan polarization...

Actionable Media

by John Tinnell

In 1991, Mark Weiser and his team at Xerox PARC declared they were reinventing computers for the twenty-first century. The computer would become integrated into the fabric of everyday life; it would shift to...

Grassroots Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives

by Kawser Ahmed

Grassroots Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives examines how change is affected in society by studying the experiences of community leaders involved in social activism in Winnipeg, Canada....

A Communication Perspective on Margaret Thatcher

by Janet L. Fallon

A Communication Perspective on Margaret Thatcher: Stateswoman of the Twentieth Century represents broad analysis of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s communicative appeals, rhetorical efforts,...

Exploring Positive Relationships at Work: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation

by Jane E. Dutton & Belle Rose Ragins

This edited volume brings together a select group of leading organizational scholars for the purpose of developing a foundation-setting book on positive relationships at work. Positive Relationships at Work...

The Rhetoric of Breast Cancer

by Carie S. Tucker King

Online communities will only increase as research of online information expands through big data and predictive analytics, and more than ever before, women need to be aware of the information they share. Researchers...

Embodiment in the Semiotic Matrix

by Isaac E. Catt

Communicology is widely accepted on the international scene as a new name for the study of human communication. It replaces several equivocal disciplinary conceptions such as "communication," which may fail...

We Need to Talk

by Celeste Headlee


In this urgent and insightful book, public radio journalist Celeste Headlee shows us how to bridge what divides us--by having real conversations


Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between

by Christopher J. Olson, CarrieLynn D. Reinhard, Jennifer Miller & Nancy Bressler et al.

Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between: Challenging Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes in Children's Entertainment Media examines how this media ecology now includes a presence for nonheteronormative genders...

The Language of Strong Black Womanhood

by Karla D. Scott

In The Language of Strong Black Womanhood: Myths, Models, Messages, and a New Mandate for Self-Care, Black women of the Baby Boomer generation and Hip Hop generation share messages communicated and models witnessed...

Adaptation Online

by Lyndsay Michalik Gratch

Adaptation Online: Creating Memes, Sweding Movies, and other Digital Performances explores how traditional notions of the processes and products of creative adaptation are evolving online. Using a performance...

Understanding Everyday Incivility

by Shelley D. Lane

Understanding Everyday Incivility delves into the day-to-day annoying behaviors that color our interactions with other people, such as the use of crude language in public, family members who claim that they’re...

Technological Forms and Ecological Communication

by Piyush Mathur

Investigating the phenomena of technology, science, technique, and mass communication, Piyush Mathur contends that the enterprise of science communication may be misleading vis-à-vis technology—if in part...

Conflict, Mediated Message, and Group Dynamics: Intersections of Communication

by Stephen M. Croucher, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk & Paul A. Wilson

This book explores the ways in which emotions enter a conflict scenario and investigate their role as causes or consequences of the conflict. It sheds new light on questions of the extent to which context and...

The American Presidency and Entertainment Media

by Thomas Gallagher

The need for American presidential candidates and sitting presidents to connect with citizens has led to the adoption of diverse media strategies that include traditional news initiatives with established journalists,...

Para-Interactivity and the Appeal of Television in the Digital Age

by Oranit Klein-Shagrir

This book explores television's efforts to remain culturally relevant, socially significant, and commercially viable in a changing media environment. It traces its adaptation to the digital era and television's...

Media and the Experience of Social Change

by Tim Markham

For centuries scholars have fretted about the gulf that exists between the enormity of historical change and the banality of people’s everyday lives. This is said to be exacerbated in our media saturated age,...

The Womanist Preacher: Proclaiming Womanist Rhetoric from the Pulpit

by Kimberly P. Johnson

highlights the rhetorical art form that exists in womanist preaching and womanist rhetoric by analyzing the sermons of five women who are considered exemplars of womanist preaching: Elaine M. Flake, Gina M....

Contemporary Public Opinion: Issues and the News

by Maxwell McCombs

This book discusses the public opinion process with a focus on the role that the news media play in shaping public opinion. Although heavily influenced by the agenda-setting perspective -- the view that the...