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Pedro Zamora, Sexuality, and AIDS Education:

The Autobiographical Self, Activism, and The Real World
Christopher Pullen
ISBN: 9781604979237

This book illuminates the significance of the work of Pedro Zamora and places in context contemporary needs for both HIV/AIDS education and the personal political context of sexual diversity. It is a must read for those in LGBT studies, communications, social work, and the performing arts. Read More..

Battle for Control:

The Future of the Internet V
Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie
ISBN: 9781604978346

In The Future of the Internet Survey V, more than 1,000 experts shared their views as they imagined the future of the Internet and: the always-on, hyperconnected generation in their teens-to-20s by 2020; the mobile Web, HTML5, and native apps; e-money, “mobile wallets,” and financial transactions through near-field communication; gamification--the influence of game mechanics implemented for interactivity and engagement; "smart systems" and the evolution of more efficient homes; corporate responsibility in the digital age; the influence of "Big Data" in the cloud; and the future of higher education. Read More..

Schoolteachers in the News:

A Historical Analysis of Coverage in The West Australian Newspaper
Kathryn Shine and Tom O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9781604978339

Despite the recognition that the news media has an influential agenda-setting function, plays a pivotal role in shaping public opinion, and can influence educational policy, research on this is scarce. This book helps fill the gap on how teachers are depicted in the media and points the way towards one of a number of avenues of research that other scholars in the field could take for various contexts (including different countries) and time periods. Read More..

Community Mobilization for Environmental Problems:

How a Grassroots Organization Forms and Works
Erin E. Robinson
ISBN: 9781604978377

"This book significantly contributes to our understanding of environmental conflicts, community resources, and movement mobilization ... it is valuable not only for those contributions, but also for bringing attention to the larger social significance of contaminated communities."" - Professor Sherry Cable, University of Tennessee Read More..

Public Memory of the Sand Creek Massacre

Lindsay Calhoun
ISBN: 9781604978193

While memorials that acknowledge tragedy have been examined by scholars, this is usually done after their completion--this book also examines the unfolding of the memorialization process prior to the completion of the memorial design. It explores how the US dominant cultural interests managed such a tragic and unflattering narrative while maintaining a cohesive national identity in the face of such action. It investigates the collective memory and memorialization, in terms of the experience and cultural identity of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people, as well analyzes and interprets how a memorial can contribute to long term peace and reconciliation interests. Read More..

Climate Change Politics:

Communication and Public Engagement
Anabela Carvalho and Tarla Rai Peterson
ISBN: 9781604978230

“This book is a major contribution to the field of climate communications ... Through their focus on both theoretical models and the demonstration of these approaches in a series of case studies, Carvalho and Peterson have initiated a new and extremely fruitful line of work that communications scholars need to build upon.” – Robert J. Brulle, Drexel University and Stanford University Read More..

Globalization and Public Relations in Postcolonial Nations:

Challenges and Opportunities
Patricia A. Curtin and T. Kenn Gaither
ISBN: 9781604978162

As the debate over the benefits of globalization continues unabated, there is a need for public relations scholarship to engage in that debate by challenging existing paradigms and theories. This book outlines not only a wide ranging set of issues raised by globalization in postcolonial nations, it ties those issues to public relations campaigns that are both alleviating and exacerbating those issues. Read More..

Marketplace Advocacy Campaigns:

Generating Public Support for Business and Industry
Barbara M. Miller
ISBN: 9781604977899

Marketplace advocacy is often considered a controversial form of public relations/advertising because it moves beyond the traditional realm of promoting an organization’s image, product, or service, into efforts to communicate an organization’s position on an issue or societal concern. Despite the proliferation of marketplace advocacy campaigns, there has been little professional or academic research published. This study develops a model and presents an historical account and case studies on this understudied controversial form of PR and advertising Read More..

Albert Camus's Philosophy of Communication:

Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity
Brent C. Sleasman
ISBN: 9781604977912

The life and work of Albert Camus provides insight into how to navigate through an absurd historical moment. This is the first book-length study that situates Camus’s work within the study of communication ethics and philosophy of communication, guiding readers on reinterpreting Camus’s work for the twenty-first century. Through this study, it becomes clear that Camus was an implicit philosopher of communication with deep ethical commitments. Read More..

Globalization and the Digital Divide

Kirk St.Amant and Bolanle Olaniran
ISBN: 9781604977707

This book examines globalization and its effects from the perspective of how differences in access to online communication technologies between the economically developed countries and less economically developed countries is affecting social, economic, educational, and political developments in the world’s emerging economies. Read More..

 

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