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Routledge publishes quality textbooks in a variety of disciplines and course subjects. We are committed to providing course materials to instructors and students that are both engaging and innovative. You can learn more about our textbooks by viewing our featured selections below in Communication. You can also browse textbooks in all subjects or check out our companion websites.

Recent Textbooks Articles

  1. Patricia Swann

    Featured Author - Patricia Swann

    An interview with author Patricia Swann, exploring the latest edition of her book Cases in Public Relations Management: The Rise of Social Media and Activism.

    We caught up with Patricia to discuss how her latest edition explores twenty-seven new case studies and to find out a few fun facts.

  2. Rick Perloff The Dynamics of Political Communication

    Featured Author - Richard Perloff


    An interview with author Richard M. Perloff, celebrating the launch of his latest book The Dynamics of Political Communication.

    We caught up with Richard to discuss his growing repertoire of books and to find out a few dynamic facts about him…

  3. Digital Innovations for Mass Communications - Book

    Do you need to revise your user engagement?


    Paul Martin Lester, Professor of Communications at California State, USA, explains the importance of innovative storytelling within media to help engage users.

    Sample Digital Innovations for Mass Communications and view inside this step-by-step guide.

  4. Featured Authors: Richard Jackson Harris and Fred W. Sanborn

    An interview with Richard Jackson Harris and Fred W. Sanborn, authors of A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication, 6e, in which they discuss the Third Person Effect, explain what makes this textbook unique and describe new features in the latest edition... 
     

  5. Interpersonal Communication

    Putting Theory into Practice
    By Denise Solomon and Jennifer Theiss

    'Solomon and Theiss do a masterful job of translating cutting-edge scholarship into an accessible format. Their work offers a delicate blend of scholarship coupled with practical skill-building activities, creative exercises, and thought-provoking reflection questions. Their enthusiasm for the subject matter leaps off every page. Instructors and students alike will no doubt find this book to be an indispensable part of their interpersonal communication course.'
    - Leanne Knobloch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  6. The Routledge Reader in Rhetorical Criticism

    Bringing together 50 key readings on rhetorical criticism in a single accessible format, The Routledge Reader in Rhetorical Criticism furnishes instructors with an ideal resource for teaching and practicing the art of rhetorical criticism. Unlike existing readers and textbooks, which rely on cookie-cutter approaches to rhetorical criticism, The  Reader organizes the field conceptually, allowing teachers and students to grapple with the enduring issues and debates surrounding criticism over the past 50 years. Request your complimentary exam copy for your course today.

  7. Interpersonal Communication: Putting Theory into Practice

    Interpersonal Communication: Putting Theory into Practice draws on theory and research in the interpersonal communication discipline to help you identify strategies to improve your communication skills. Denise and Jen introduce interpersonal communication as a subject of scientific research that has enormous relevance to your daily lives. 

  8. Strategic Planning for Public Relations, 4th Edition

    This innovative and popular text provides a clear pathway to developing public relations campaigns and other types of strategic communication. Implementing the pragmatic, in-depth approach of the previous editions, author Ronald D. Smith presents a step-by-step unfolding of the strategic campaign process used in public relations practice. 

  9. The Routledge Reader in Rhetorical Criticism

    Intended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetorical criticism, The Routledge Reader in Rhetorical Criticism uniquely lends itself to thoughtful discussion of the role of the critic in the critical process. It assists readers not only in learning the tools of criticism, but also in reflecting on the values that underlie the critical endeavor. 

  10. Strategic Planning for Public Relations

    Implementing the pragmatic, in-depth approach of the previous editions, author Ronald D. Smith presents a step-by-step unfolding of the strategic campaign process used in public relations practice. Drawing from his experience in professional practice and in the classroom, Smith walks readers through the critical steps for the formative research, strategic and tactical planning, and plan evaluation phases of the process.

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