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
Boulder, CO 80309-0270
Felisa Salvago-Keyes, Publisher
Routledge / Taylor & Francis Books
ICA Membership Benefit
The ICA Handbook Series is a joint venture between the International Communication Association and Routledge. It is a series of scholarly handbooks that represent the interests of ICA members and help to further the association’s goals of promoting theory
and research in the communication discipline.
Edited by Kory Floyd, Rene Weber
The Handbook of Communication Science and Biology charts the state of the art in the field, describing relevant areas of communication studies where a biological approach has been successfully applied. The book synthesizes theoretical and empirical
development in this area thus far and proposes a roadmap for future research.
Edited by Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff U, Wales, and Thomas Hanitzsch, LMU Munich
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.
Edited by Bryan C. Taylor, U of Colorado Boulder, and Hamilton Bean, U of Colorado Boulder
The Handbook of Communication and Security provides a comprehensive collection and synthesis of communication scholarship that engages security at multiple levels, including theoretical vs. practical, international vs. domestic, and public vs. private. The handbook includes chapters that leverage communication-based concepts and theories to illuminate and influence contemporary security conditions. Collectively, these chapters foreground and analyze the role of communication in shaping the economic, technological, and cultural contexts of security in the 21st century. This book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars in the numerous subfields of communication and security studies.
Edited 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
Edited 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.
Edited 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
The volume is organized 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.
Edited 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.
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.
Edited 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.