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Routledge Communication Series

Series Editor: Jennings Bryant, Dolf Zillmann

The Routledge Communication Series covers the breadth of the communication discipline, from interpersonal communication to public relations, offering textbooks, handbooks, and scholarly reference materials.

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1-10 of 357 results in Routledge Communication Series
  1. Broadcast Television Effects in A Remote Community

    Edited by Tony Charlton, Barrie Gunter, Andrew Hannan

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    This book reports findings from a major, multidisciplinary study of the impact of broadcast television on the remote island community of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. Broadcast television was introduced to the island for the first time in March 1995. This introduction represented a major...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Critiquing Free Speech

    First Amendment theory and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity

    By Matthew D. Bunker

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    In this exceptional volume, Matthew D. Bunker explores the work of contemporary free speech critics and argues that, while at times these critics provide important lessons, many of their conclusions must be rejected. Moreover, Bunker suggests that we be wary of interdisciplinary approaches to free...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Media Competition and Coexistence

    the theory of the Niche

    By John W. Dimmick

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    This volume considers how media firms, as well as entire industries, exist and persist over time despite what often seems to be intense competition for such resources as audiences and advertisers. Addressing competition within and among media organizations and industries, including broadcasting,...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Television Talk Shows

    Discourse, Performance, Spectacle

    Edited by Andrew Tolson

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    The "talk show" has become a ubiquitous feature of American and European television. The various examples have been frequently discussed by academic commentators, as well as journalists in an attempt to place them in a cultural setting. Ultimately, the conclusion is reached by both academics and...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cultures, Politics, and Research Programs

    An International Assessment of Practical Problems in Field Research

    Edited by Uma Narula, W. Barnett Pearce

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    A compilation of authoritative reports from seasoned researchers working in eight different countries on five continents, this volume examines the concept that conditions of local feasibility are constitutive of research practices not simply obstructions to the realization of an ideal. The result...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Studies in Language and Social Interaction

    In Honor of Robert Hopper

    By Jennifer Mandelbaum

    Edited by Phillip J. Glenn, Curtis D. LeBaron

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    This collection offers empirical studies and theoretical essays about human communication in everyday life. The writings come from many of the world's leading researchers and cut across academic boundaries, engaging scholars and teachers from such disciplines as communication, sociology,...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Choice and Preference in Media Use

    Advances in Selective Exposure Theory and Research

    By Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    Mediated messages flood our daily lives, through virtually endless choices of media channels, genres, and content. However, selectivity determines what media messages we attend to and focus on. The present book examines the factors that influence this selectivity. Seminal books on selective media...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Organization Through Culture and Structure

    Relational and Other Lessons From the African American Organization

    By Anne Maydan Nicotera, Marcia J. Clinkscales, Felicia R. Walker

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    Understanding Organization Through Culture and Structure: Relational and Other Lessons From the African American Organization presents an innovative view of organizations and the communication processes that constitute them. Arguing that human beings are communicatively embedded in their cultures,...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Managing Interpersonal Conflict

    Advances through Meta-Analysis

    Edited by Nancy A. Burrell, Mike Allen, Barbara Mae Gayle, Raymond W. Preiss

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    Managing Interpersonal Conflict is a systematic review of conflict research in legal, institutional and relational contexts. Each chapter represents a summary of the existing quantitative social science research using meta-analysis, with contexts ranging from jury selection to peer mediation to...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Self Versus Others

    Media, Messages, and the Third-Person Effect

    By Julie L. Andsager, H. Allen White

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    Self Versus Others explores the third-person effect and its role in media as a means of persuasion. This scholarly work synthesizes more than two decades of research on the third-person effect, the process in which individuals do not perceive themselves to be impacted by particular messages—...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge