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Handbooks of Communication


The International Communication Association and Routledge co-publish this series of scholarly handbooks. Together, they represent the interests of ICA members and help to further the association’s goals of promoting theory and research in the communication discipline.

These handbooks serve as benchmark summaries of current communication scholarship and set the agenda for future theory and research in the communication discipline. The series include handbooks that consider content areas in communication research, methodological approaches to communication research, and theoretical lenses for scholarship in communication. Thus, the handbooks cross subdisciplinary boundaries in communication by considering the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological dimensions that underlie communication scholarship across contexts.

Robert T. Craig, professor of communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder, serves as the series editor, with responsibility for identifying appropriate projects and volume editors, initiating projects with the volume editors, and coordinating with ICA and Routledge.

For more information about this series, contact:

 

Robert T. Craig
Department of Communication
University of Colorado at Boulder
270 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0270
303.492.6498 (voice)
303.492.8411 (fax)
Robert.Craig@colorado.edu

 or 

Nicole Solano
Senior Editor, Planning and Urban Design
Routledge
270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-216-7854 voice
212-643-1430 fax
nicole.solano@taylorandfrancis.com




2017 - The Handbook of Communication in Cross-Cultural Perspective

CulturalEdited by Donal Carbaugh

The Handbook of Communication in Cross-Cultural Perspective brings together 26 ethnographic research reports from around the world about communication. The studies explore 13 languages from 17 countries across 6 continents. Together, the studies examine, through cultural analyses, communication practices in cross-cultural perspective. In doing so, and as a global community of scholars, the studies explore the diversity in ways communication is understood around the world, examine specific cultural traditions in the study of communication, and thus inform readers about the range of ways communication is understood around the world. Some of the communication practices explored include complaining, hate speech, irreverence, respect, and uses of the mobile phone. The focus of the handbook, however, is dual in that it brings into view both communication as an academic discipline and its use to unveil culturally situated practices. By attending to communication in these ways, as a discipline and a specific practice, the handbook is focused on, and will be an authoritative resource for understanding communication in cross-cultural perspective. Designed at the nexus of various intellectual traditions such as the ethnography of communication, linguistic ethnography, and cultural approaches to discourse, the handbook employs, then, a general approach which, when used, understands communication in its particular cultural scenes and communities.





2013 - The Handbook of Communication History 

CommHistoryEdited by Peter Simonson, Janice Peck, Robert T Craig, John Jackson

The Handbook of Communication History addresses central ideas, social practices, and media of communication as they have developed across time, cultures, and world geographical regions. It attends to both the varieties of communication in world history and the historical investigation of those forms in communication and media studies. The Handbook editors view communication as encompassing patterns, processes, and performances of social interaction, symbolic production, material exchange, institutional formation, social praxis, and discourse. As such, the history of communication cuts across social, cultural, intellectual, political, technological, institutional, and economic history.

The volume examines the history of communication history; the history of ideas of communication; the history of communication media; and the history of the field of communication. Readers will explore the history of the object under consideration (relevant practices, media, and ideas), review its manifestations in different regions and cultures (comparative dimensions), and orient toward current thinking and historical research on the topic (current state of the field). As a whole, the volume gathers disparate strands of communication history into one volume, offering an accessible and panoramic view of the development of communication over time and geographical places, and providing a catalyst to further work in communication history.





2012 - The Handbook of Intergroup Communication 

 

IntergroupCommEdited by Howard Giles, U of California - Santa Barbara

The Handbook of Intergroup Communication brings together research, theory and application on traditional as well as innovative intergroup situations, exploring the communication aspect of these groups.

The volume is organzied into four domains – cross-disciplinary approaches to intergroup study; types/processes of communication between groups; communication between specific group types; and arenas in which intergroup communication takes place. Editor Howard Giles worked with an internationally-based advisory board to develop and review content, and the contributors included here represent those scholars doing innovative and well-regarded work around the globe. The "intergroup" umbrella integrates and transcends many traditional conceptual boundaries in communication (including media, health, intercultural, organizational); hence the Handbook will appeal to scholars and graduate students not only in the core area of intergroup communication itself, but across varying terrains of study in communication and beyond, including intergroup relations and social psychology.





2012 - The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research 

ComparativeCommResearchEdited by Frank Esser, U of Zurich, and Thomas Hanitzsch, U of Munich

The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of comparative communication research. It fills an obvious gap in the literature and offers an extensive and interdisciplinary discussion of the general approach of comparative research, its prospect and problems as well as its applications in crucial sub-fields of communications. The first part of the volume charts the state of the art in the field; the second section introduces relevant areas of communication studies where the comparative approach has been successfully applied in recent years; the third part offers an analytical review of conceptual and methodological issues; and the last section proposes a roadmap for future research.










2010 - The Handbook of Communication Ethics

CommunicationEthics

Edited by George Cheney, U of Texas, Austin, Steve May, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Debashish Munshi U of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

The Handbook of Communication Ethics serves as a comprehensive guide to the study of communication and ethics. It brings together analyses and applications based on recognized ethical theories as well as those outside the traditional domain of ethics but which engage important questions of power, equality, and justice. The work herein encourages readers to make important connections between matters of social justice and ethical theory. This volume makes an unparalleled contribution to the literature of communication studies, through consolidating knowledge about the multiple relationships between communication and ethics; by systematically treating areas of application; and by introducing explicit and implicit examinations of communication ethics to one another. 

The Handbook takes an international approach, analyzing diverse cultural contexts and comparative assessments. The chapters in this volume cover a wide range of theoretical perspectives on communication and ethics, including feminist, postmodern and postcolonial; engage with communication contexts such as interpersonal and small group communication, journalism, new media, visual communication, public relations, and marketing; and explore contemporary issues such as democracy, religion, secularism, the environment, trade, law, and economics. The chapters also consider the dialectical tensions between theory and practice; academic and popular discourses; universalism and particularism; the global and the local; and rationality and emotion.

An invaluable resource for scholars in communication and related disciplines, the Handbook also serves as a main point of reference in graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses in communication and ethics. It stands as an exceptionally comprehensive resource for the study of communication and ethics.




2009 - The Handbook of Journalism Studies

HandbookEdited by Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff U, Wales, and Thomas Hanitzsch, U of Zurich

This Handbook charts the growing area of journalism studies, exploring the current state of theory and setting an agenda for future research in an international context. The volume is structured around theoretical and empirical approaches, and covers scholarship on news production and organizations; news content; journalism and society; and journalism in a global context. Emphasizing comparative and global perspectives, each chapter explores: 

  • Key elements, thinkers, and texts 
  • Historical context 
  • Current state of the art 
  • Methodological issues 
  • Merits and advantages of the approach/area of studies 
  • Limitations and critical issues of the approach/area of studies 
  • Directions for future research

Offering broad international coverage from top-tier contributors, this volume ranks among the first publications to serve as a comprehensive resource addressing theory and scholarship in journalism studies. As such, the Handbook of Journalism Studies is a must-have resource for scholars and graduate students working in journalism, media studies, and communication around the globe.




2008 - The Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World

HandbookEdited by Jesper Strömbäck, Mid Sweden U, and Lynda Lee Kaid, U of Florida

The Handbook of Election Coverage Around the World focuses on the news coverage of national elections in democracies around the globe. It brings together and compares election news coverage within a single framework, offering a systematic consideration of various factors. Considering the prominence and power of the press in the election process, this volume will offer unique breadth in its global consideration of the topic.>

The volume will appeal to scholars in political communication, political science, mass media and society, and others studying elections and media coverage around the world.

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