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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..

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..

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..

Building a Nation's Image on the World Wide Web:

A Study of the Head of State Web Sites of Developing Countries
T. Kenn Gaither
ISBN: 9781934043561

Highly original, this study breaks new ground and may very well contribute to a new field in international public relations on the internet. Read More..

Chatting to Learn:

The Changing Psychology and Evolving Pedagogy of Online Learning
James M. Hudson
ISBN: 9781934043721

A pioneering study, this monograph examines the broader implications for the design of conversational environments, whether for educational or business use. 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 Chinese of Indonesia and Their Search for Identity:

The Relationship Between Collective Memory and the Media
Aimee Dawis
ISBN: 9781604976069

"Aimee’s study has rightly shown the plurality of Chinese Indonesians, and this study offers valuable insights to the complicated dynamics, in which Indonesians, of diverse and often hybrid backgrounds, continue to redefine themselves and their place in nation building." - Professor Melani Budianta, University of Indonesia Read More..

Christianity Online:

Response to The Da Vinci Code as Impression Management
John Dillon and William McKeel
ISBN: 9781934043684

The first book to study how "major Christian religions online” responded, and content-analyzes the messages put forth to deal with public perceptions of The Da Vinci Code. Read More..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Cross-Border Cultural Production:

Economic Runaway or Globalization?
Janet Wasko and Mary Erickson
ISBN: 9781934043783

This collection of essays by noted experts in the field examines the economic, political and cultural roles that television and film play in our society and how international production has influenced those roles. Read More..

Cross-Cultural Communication:

Concepts, Cases and Challenges
Francisca Norales
ISBN: 9780977356737

This collection of essays shows that problems of race relations and crime stem from cross-cultural communication problems. 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..

German Media and National Identity

Sanna Inthorn
ISBN: 9781934043950

This book makes an important contribution to the study of German national identity by offering a detailed and large-scale academic analysis of how German media discourse between 1998 and 2005 represents German national identity. 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..

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..

Hopes and Fears:

The Future of the Internet, Volume 2
Lee Rainie and Janna Anderson
ISBN: 9781604975710

Participants react to a variety of networked information technology scenarios related to national boundaries, human languages, artificial intelligence and other topics. Read More..

The Impact of Home Internet Access on Test Scores

Steve Macho
ISBN: 9781934043288

Does having Internet access at home help improve academic performance? This book answers this question with its thorough investigation. 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..

Modeling Consumer Adoption of the Internet as a Shopping Medium:

An Integrated Perspective
Chuanlan Liu
ISBN: 9781934043158

This book employs one of the largest national online samples ever utilized in this area of research. Read More..

Online Social Support:

The Interplay of Social Networks and Computer-Mediated Communication
Antonina Bambina
ISBN: 9781934043257

Nominated for the American Sociological Association's (CITASA) Book Award! An invaluable resource for those studying the Internet in sociology, communications, psychology, and social work. Read More..

Online Intersex Communities:

Virtual Neighborhoods of Support and Activism
Brian Still
ISBN: 9781604975925

The author's examination shows that what virtual intersex communities represent, from personal blogs to email lists, is the opportunity for those isolated by the nature of their treatment and the geographic distance that often stands between them, and others like them, to feel a sense of belonging, to exchange information, and, in the process, to generate productive noise. Read More..

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..

Preattentive Processing of Web Advertising

Chan Yun Yoo
ISBN: 9781934043639

"... will be widely cited ... a springboard for new ways of conceptualizing advertising in increasingly new, nontraditional media forms." 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..

Processing Web Ads:

The Effects of Animation and Arousing Content
Yongkuk Chung
ISBN: 9781934043240

Expands our knowledge of how people process internet advertising and adds significantly to our understanding of how to present information on the web. 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..

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..

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..

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..

Talking Oneself Sober:

The Discourse of Alcoholics Anonymous
Seán O’Halloran
ISBN: 9781604975529

The first book on AA discourse reveals truth of AA. This book is the first to deal comprehensively with the spoken discourse of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), particularly within AA meetings. These meetings are generally not easily accessible to researchers, but they are AA’s central defining activity and provide the forum through which it operates. To understand what happens in AA meetings is to begin to understand AA. Read More..

Technology and Nationalism in India:

Cultural Negotiations from Colonialism to Cyberspace
Rohit Chopra
ISBN: 9781604975673

Since the introduction of Western science and technology under colonial rule in the eighteenth century, science and technology have been used as instruments to transform Indian society. This groundbreaking book examines the phenomenon of “technocultural Hindu nationalism” or the use of the internet by global Indian communities for the promotion of Hindu nationalist ideologies. Read More..

Television Advertising that Works:

An Analysis of Commercials from Effective Campaigns
Stephen Marshall and Marilyn Roberts
ISBN: 9781604975130

Using rigorous content analysis, this study focuses on producing a benchmark for comparison studies examining differences in message strategies across cultures. Read More..

Ubiquity, Mobility, Security:

The Future of the Internet, Volume 3
Janna Quitney Anderson and Lee Rainie
ISBN: 9781604976151

This volume showcases the responses of technology stakeholders and critics who were asked to assess scenarios about the future social, political, and economic impact of the Internet. This book is critical for those in communication and Internet studies. Read More..

Untangling the Web of Hate:

Are Online “Hate Sites” Deserving of First Amendment Protection?
Brett A. Barnett
ISBN: 9781934043912

The study is unique in that it examines websites maintained by several different kinds of U.S.-based hate groups: Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi, racist Skinhead, Christian Identity, Black separatist, neo-Confederate, White conservative, and pro-Jewish. Read More..

Up for Grabs:

The Future of the Internet I
Lee Rainie, Janna Anderson, and Susannah Fox
ISBN: 9781604975178

This is the first volume of an exciting series on the future of the internet by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University. Based on the feedback of nearly 1,300 leading technology experts and scholars, this book provides insight on how the Internet expected to change the workplace, family life, education and many other foundations of society. 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..

To Vary or Not?

The Effects of Ad Variation on the Web
Sang Yeal Lee and S. Shyam Sundar
ISBN: 9780977356799

A singular work that represents a standard of how meaningful advertising research should be conducted. An excellent resource for those in the fields of Business and Communications. Read More..

Web Site Public Relations:

How Corporations Build and Maintain Relationships Online
Mihaela Vorvoreanu
ISBN: 9781604975284

Original and rigorous, this book steps in to fill the void of research on corporate relationships with the public using the Web. This seminal book will help move Web site research and use toward a more professional and theoretic foundation. 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..

 

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