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Citizen Discourse on Contaminated Water, Superfund Cleanups, and Landscape Restoration:

(Re)making Milltown, Montana
Susan J. Gilbertz and Trudy Milburn
ISBN: 9781604977448

This study investigates a public engaged in discussions about one of the most expensive Superfund Cleanup projects in the United States, expressly to determine the degree to which intersecting and diverging notions of place could be understood as a coherent discourse. Read More..

Challenges and Opportunities:

The Future of the Internet, Volume 4
Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie
ISBN: 9781604977325

Is Google making us stupid? What is the future of intelligence in the age of instant information? This and other important issues were addressed by nearly 900 expert respondents who wrote compelling answers to the 10 questions asked in the Future of the Internet IV survey, including their views on the evolution of intelligence and the rendering of knowledge. Read More..

The FCC and the Politics of Cable TV Regulation, 1952-1980:

Organizational Learning and Policy Development
Michael Zarkin
ISBN: 9781604977226

While other studies have examined the history of cable television regulation, none has fully explained why the FCC struggled to develop regulations during its formative years. In this study, Michael Zarkin helps fill this gap by providing such an explanation through an application of organizational learning theory. This book will be of interest to scholars who study regulatory agencies, the policy process, and communications law and policy. Read More..

Social Network Structures and the Internet:

Collective Dynamics in Virtual Communities
Dongyoung Sohn
ISBN: 9781604975369

Social networking sites are getting more and more attention these days from the business sector, and companies are eager to find ways to use them for business opportunities. This innovative book details the implications of the collective social dynamics in a computer-mediated environment on advertising, business, and communication in general. Read More..

Press Professionalization and Propaganda:

The Rise of Journalistic Double-Mindedness, 1917–1941
Burton St. John III
ISBN: 9781604977066

Increasingly, Americans are turning away from the traditional press––especially newspapers––for the news of the day. In fact, by May 2009, a Pew survey revealed that 63 percent of Americans said they would not miss their paper if it ceased publishing. Inspired by the works of Pierre Bourdieu, James Carey, and Michael Schudson, this work finds that journalism’s current problems with pertinence lies within an unreflexive relationship with those who would offer the helping hand of propaganda materials. Read More..

Citizen Perceptions of The European Union:

The Impact of the EU Web Site
Talke Hoppmann
ISBN: 9781604976755

This book examines user perceptions of European Union institutions and compares them to perceptions communicators within these institutions have of their users. This book will be of interest to researchers in the areas of communication, European studies, political science, and information science, as well as to policy makers and government officials involved in (online) communication at the EU-, national-, or local level. Read More..

Women Journalists and Feminism in China, 1898–1937

Yuxin Ma
ISBN: 9781604976601

"A long-awaited contribution to the study of Chinese women’s history … It is the first piece of systematic historical research on the changes and continuities in women’s journalism ... Based on a painstakingly extensive reading of women’s journals, … Ma deserves special credit for her extensive introductions to the different women’s periodicals and her unearthing of previously ignored biographical information on women journalists ... A must read for graduate students and scholars who are interested in Chinese women’s history, print culture, late Qing society, and the history of Republican China." - Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Read More..

The Communicative Relationship Between Dialogue and Care

Marie Baker-Ohler and Annette Holba
ISBN: 9781604976472

This study provides an in-depth exploration specifically dealing with care as a philosophical and ethical paradigm for living in the world. This book is distinctive as it encompasses theorists/scholars from multiple perspectives that include sociological, psychological, philosophical, and from both social science and humanities approaches; all of which come together within a communication framework. Read More..

Social Movement to Address Climate Change:

Local Steps for Global Action
Danielle Endres, Leah Sprain, and Tarla Rai Peterson
ISBN: 9781604976410

Winner of the Christine L. Oravec Award in Environmental Communication! “This volume advances inquiry in areas of social movement study, environmental discourse, and applied approaches to public address. The unique preparation and collective gathering of data serves as a model for scholars considering broad forms of research collaboration ... At minimum, this book should be essential reading for any student of contemporary social movements.” – Rhetoric and Public Affairs Read More..

Value Congruence and Trust Online:

Their Impact on Privacy and Price Premiums
Joseph Cazier
ISBN: 9781934043028

Provides new insights for businesses to prosper in the internet age. Read More..

 

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