Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Communication Theory Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 22 new and published books in the subject of Communication Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. The Spiral of Silence

    New Perspectives on Communication and Public Opinion

    Edited by Wolfgang Donsbach, Charles T. Salmon, Yariv Tsfati

    Since its original articulation in the early 1970s, the 'spiral of silence' theory has become one of the most studied theories of communication and public opinion. It has been tested in varied sociopolitical contexts, with different issues and across communication systems around the world....

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Reading Castaneda (Routledge Revivals)

    A Prologue to the Social Sciences

    By David Silverman

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Carlos Castaneda’s accounts of his meeting with the Yaqui Indian magician Don Juan are well known to sociologists both in Britain and in America. Using material largely from Castaneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan, David Silverman here seeks to introduce the student of Sociology to some of the...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Categorization and the Moral Order (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lena Jayyusi

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this is a study of categorization practices: how people categorize each other and their actions; how they describe, infer, and judge. The book presents a sociological analysis and description of practical activities and makes a cogent contribution to the study of how the...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Audience Transformations

    Shifting Audience Positions in Late Modernity

    Edited by Nico Carpentier, Kim Christian Schrøder, Lawrie Hallett

    Series: Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

    The concept of the audience is changing. In the twenty-first century there are novel configurations of user practices and technological capabilities that are altering the way we understand and trust media organizations and representations, how we participate in society, and how we construct our...

    Published July 28th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Language, Structure and Reproduction (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to the Sociology of Basil Bernstein

    By Paul Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Basil Bernstein is one of the most creative and influential of contemporary British sociologists, yet his work – especially that relating to language and social structure – is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. This book, first published in 1985, addresses the underlying themes and...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Researching Virtual Worlds

    Methodologies for Studying Emergent Practices

    Edited by Louise Phillips, Ursula Plesner

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    This volume presents a wide range of methodological strategies that are designed to take into account the complex, emergent, and continually shifting character of virtual worlds. It interrogates how virtual worlds emerge as objects of study through the development and application of various...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Digital Divide

    The Internet and Social Inequality in International Perspective

    Edited by Massimo Ragnedda, Glenn W. Muschert

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book provides an in-depth comparative analysis of inequality and the stratification of the digital sphere. Grounded in classical sociological theories of inequality, as well as empirical evidence, this book defines ‘the digital divide’ as the unequal access and utility of internet...

    Published June 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Communication Yearbook 37

    Edited by Elisia L. Cohen

    Communication Yearbook 37 continues the tradition of publishing state-of-the-discipline literature reviews and essays. Editor Elisia Cohen presents a volume that is highly international and interdisciplinary in scope, with authors and chapters representing the broad global interests of the...

    Published May 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Public Relations and Communication Management

    Current Trends and Emerging Topics

    Edited by Krishnamurthy Sriramesh, Ansgar Zerfass, Jeong-Nam Kim

    Public Relations and Communication Management serves as a festschrift honoring the work of public relations scholars James E. Gruning and Larissa A. Grunig. Between them, the Grunigs have published 12 books and more than 330 articles, book chapters, and various academic and professional...

    Published May 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication

    Communicating as a Global Citizen

    By Miriam Sobré-Denton, Nilanjana Bardhan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    This book engages the notion of cosmopolitanism as it applies to intercultural communication, which itself is undergoing a turn in its focus from post-positivistic research towards critical/interpretive and postcolonial perspectives, particularly as globalization informs more of the current and...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge