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The Coordinated Management of Meaning: A Festschrift in Honor of W. Barnett Pearce

by Stephen W. Littlejohn & Sheila McNamee Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 05, 2013)

Honoring the work of W. Barnett Pearce, this volume of 16 essays explores various applications of the theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning. It anticipates futures in many areas of the communication...


Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding

by Lori Bindig Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007–2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and...


Say What You Really Mean!: How Women Can Learn to Speak Up

by Debra Johanyak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

Say What You Really Mean! How Women Can Learn to Speak Up offers hope for improving personal and professional communication for those who struggle to find the right words. This book has grown out of years of...


The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics

by LaChrystal D. Ricke Lexington Books (August 14, 2014)

The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics analyzes the broad and evolving political impact of YouTube, specifically addressing political campaigning, communication, and engagement. The text provides a synthesized...


Primetime Pundits: How Cable News Covers Social Issues

by Lynn Letukas Lexington Books (September 04, 2014)

Primetime Pundits explores the ascent of punditry and offers a new approach for understanding how social issues are covered in the changing media landscape. Based on extensive research of primetime news coverage...


Migrant Communication Enterprises: Regimentation and Resistance

by Maria Sabaté i Dalmau Multilingual Matters (August 04, 2014)

This unique critical sociolinguistic ethnography explores alternative migrant-regulated institutions of resistance and subversive communication technology: the locutorios or ethnic call shops. These migrant-owned...


Motor Speech Disorders: A Cross-Language Perspective

by Prof. Nick Miller & Dr. Anja Lowit Multilingual Matters (July 21, 2014)

Motor speech disorders are a common accompaniment of a whole range of neurological conditions, from stroke, brain injury and Parkinson's disease through to many rarer conditions. This book aims to aid understanding...


The Times-Picayune in a Changing Media World: The Transformation of an American Newspaper

by Vicki Mayer, S. L. Alexander, Alfred Lawrence Lorenz & Frank D. Durham et al. Lexington Books (July 17, 2014)

This book is a study of the 2012-2013 transition of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans from a daily newspaper to a three-day-a-week publication with emphasis on its online presence (“Digital First”). It is...


Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership: The Constrained Effects of Rhetoric

by C. Damien Arthur Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This book utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the effectiveness of the president’s economic rhetoric and employs an empirical assessment that measures rhetoric’s effect on economic...


Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good

by Cecile Andrews New Society Publishers (March 01, 2013)

Let’s talk! Coming together to create a new culture of caring and collaboration.


Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign

by Robert E. Denton Jr., Rita Kirk, Kate M. Kenski & Dennis D. Cali et al. Lexington Books (June 04, 2014)

This diverse and unique collection of essays examines the role of communication in various aspects of the 2012 presidential campaign. Topics include the early campaign and Romney’s nomination battle, candidate...


Blogging: How Our Private Thoughts Went Public

by Kristin Roeschenthaler Wolfe Lexington Books (June 04, 2014)

Public versus private is an ongoing concern in communication. This book examines this phenomenon through self-representational writing and the philosophical lens of Hannah Arendt’s public versus private theory,...


Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials

by Linda Spencer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

Writing Well in the 21st Century: The Five Essentials provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. The book fully explains—and...


Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China: A Case Study of the Beijing Youth Daily

by Shixin Ivy Zhang Lexington Books (April 02, 2014)

This is an essential read for Chinese journalism. China has the world’s largest newspaper market, and globalization impacts many aspects of newspapers in China, ranging from press policies, press ownership,...


Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population

by Teresa Heinz Housel, Vickie L. Harvey, Miriam King & Mike Allen et al. Lexington Books (April 01, 2014)

This edited volume fills an important gap in health communication, exploring the significant disparities in access to health care and health coverage that LGBT individuals and their families face. With cutting-edge...


A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements

by William L. Benoit Lexington Books (April 01, 2014)

A Functional Analysis of Political Television Advertisements is a unique investigation into the extremely important medium of campaign advertising. The book analyzes presidential primary and general ads through...


Underserved Women of Color, Voice, and Resistance: Claiming a Seat at the Table

by Keisha Edwards Tassie, Sonja M. Brown Givens, Tangela Serls & Fatima Z. Chrifi Alaoui et al. Lexington Books (March 20, 2014)

This book argues that contemporary research on the lives and experiences of women of color tends to neglect the influence of women’s perceived access to voice on how they manage tensions related to race, class,...


Purpose, Practice, and Pedagogy in Rhetorical Criticism

by Jim A. Kuypers, Raymie E. McKerrow, Dana L. Cloud & Celeste M. Condit et al. Lexington Books (February 07, 2014)

Purpose, Practice, and Pedagogy in Rhetorical Criticism brings together fifteen rhetorical critics who address contemporary issues in criticism by answering three key questions: What is the purpose of rhetorical...


Communicating Across Cultures: A Coursebook on Interpreting and Translating in Public Services and Institutions

by Carmen Valero-Garcés UPA (March 18, 2014)

This book is a manual addressing the task of interpreting and translating. It is directed towards those who serve as liaisons between immigrant communities, visitors, or foreigners, and at professionals in public...


Television, Religion, and Supernatural: Hunting Monsters, Finding Gods

by Erika Engstrom & Joseph M. Valenzano Iii Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

This book uses a theory-based inquiry of the nuanced religious messages in the TV series Supernatural, which presents religious themes through horror and fantasy to show a Christianity without Christ. It uncovers...


Islam in Liberal Europe: Freedom, Equality, and Intolerance

by Kai Hafez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 07, 2014)

Islam in "Liberal" Europe provides the first comprehensive overview of the political and social status of Islam and of Muslim migrants in Europe. In addition to offering a critical assessment of positive and...


Multilingual Aspects of Signed Language Communication and Disorder

by David Quinto-Pozos Multilingual Matters (January 29, 2014)

Inquiry into signed languages has added to what is known about structural variation and language, language learning, and cognitive processing of language. However, comparatively little research has focused on...


The Style and Rhetoric of Elizabeth Dole: Public Persona and Political Discourse

by Rachel B. Friedman & Ronald E. Lee Lexington Books (December 18, 2013)

Through an examination of Elizabeth Dole’s public discourse, this book explores the political style of a female politician who sought and exercised political power. The critical analysis reveals the strengths...


Computer Simulation, Rhetoric, and the Scientific Imagination: How Virtual Evidence Shapes Science in the Making and in the News

by Aimee Kendall Roundtree Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

The book investigates the rhetorical nature of scientific computer simulations, and it discusses the implications of those rhetorical strategies for how we understand, use and evaluate simulated evidence in...


New Frontiers in International Communication Theory

by Mehdi Semati Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 26, 2004)

New Frontiers in International Communication Theory offers a wide-ranging assessment of the present state of the field of international communication and charts new directions for theory and research. It brings...


The First Freedoms and America's Culture of Innovation: The Constitutional Foundations of the Aspirational Society

by Narain D. Batra Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 18, 2013)

The First Freedoms and America’s Culture of Innovation explores how the triangulation of the First Freedoms, open and competitive marketplace, and global brain-and-muscle-inflow into the Unites States generates...


Internodes

by Ken Belford Talonbooks (November 04, 2013)

Poetry that focuses on viral marketing, social networking, and environmental concerns.


Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series

by David P. Pierson Lexington Books (November 21, 2013)

Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series, edited by David P. Pierson, examines the social contexts, cultural politics, and visual, aural, and narrative...


The Diversity Paradox: Seeking Community in an Intercultural Church

by J. Jacob Jenkins Lexington Books (November 22, 2013)

In response to America’s declining sense of community, Central Community Church has prioritized the organizational metaphor of “community.” Building upon forty-eight months of ethnographic fieldwork, this...


Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries

by Danielle Sarver Coombs Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 14, 2013)

When Barack Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, took the blame for being alternately too moderate or too conservative; his vast wealth made him unappealing...


Communicative Practices at Work: Multimodality and Learning in a High-Tech Firm

by Dr. Jo Anne Kleifgen Multilingual Matters (October 28, 2013)

This book examines communicative practices in a circuit-board manufacturing plant in California's Silicon Valley, where the employees come from diverse ethnolinguistic backgrounds, their activities involve the...


Forensics in America: A History

by Michael Bartanen & Robert Littlefield Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 07, 2013)

This authoritative history shows how forensics, as practiced in the United States, was an uneasy fusion of contradictory premises that began as a significant part of the tradition of American public address....


Media Disparity: A Gender Battleground

by Cory L. Armstrong, Julie L. Andsager, Dunja Antunovic & Kim Bissell et al. Lexington Books (October 29, 2013)

This book highlights the progress—or lack thereof—in media regarding portrayals of women, across genres and cultures within the twenty-first century.


The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-First-Century Bust Culture

by Daniel Mrozowski, Kirk Boyle, April Miller & Maryann Erigha et al. Lexington Books (October 16, 2013)

The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-first-Century Bust Culture examines pop artifacts not typically included in discussions of the financial meltdown; the collected essays treat our...


Introduction to C. S. Peirce: Philosopher, Semiotician, and Ecstatic Naturalist

by Robert S. Corrington Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 14, 1993)

Corrington achieves the most judicious presentation of Peirce's philosophy made so far, an ideal introduction for the beginning student and 'balancer' for Peirce sophisticates. -John Deely, Loras College


Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

by Kimber L. Wilkerson, Aaron B. T. Perzigian & Jill K. Schurr The Guilford Press (October 04, 2013)

This indispensable book presents evidence-based tools and strategies for improving the social skills of all members of the inclusive classroom (K-6), especially students experiencing difficulties in this area....


Coming to Terms: The Collected Works of Jane Blankenship

by Jane Blankenship, Janette Kenner Muir, Edward Murphy & Don Paul Abbott et al. Lexington Books (December 23, 2011)

Coming to Terms: The Collected Works of Jane Blankenship, is an edited collection from Jane Blankenship and Janette Kenner Muir which provides a deeper understanding of how an academic life is composed—how...


Political Women: Language and Leadership

by Kathleen Mollick, Michele Lockhart, Janet Johnson & Maria Daxenbichler et al. Lexington Books (September 23, 2013)

This collection examines the ways in which women have used political rhetoric and political discourse to provide leadership, or assert their right to leadership, at the national level.


Political Election Debates: Informing Voters about Policy and Character

by William L. Benoit Lexington Books (September 20, 2013)

Political Election Debates presents theory and research on political leaders debates. Election debates in the United States and around the world (e.g., Germany, Israel, UK, South Korea, Taiwan, France) are explored....


Creating Effective Groups: The Art of Small Group Communication

by Randy Fujishin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2013)

Creating Effective Groups, Third Edition gives students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to communicate more effectively and interact more productively in the small group setting. This new edition...


The Rhetoric of Intention in Human Affairs

by Gary C. Woodward Lexington Books (September 12, 2013)

Assumed intentions are embedded in virtually all forms of human discussion. The Rhetoric of Intention in Human Affairs draws on a vast range of resources to describe the social and psychological forces at work...


Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

by Frank Luntz Hachette Books (January 02, 2007)

The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country

In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes...


Understanding Occupy from Wall Street to Portland: Applied Studies in Communication Theory

by Ricardo Muñoz, Courtney Vail Fletcher, Renee Guarriello Heath & Priya Kapoor et al. Lexington Books (August 29, 2013)

The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Occupy movement using various communication theory perspectives. It considers global and local contexts of the movement from its cultural and economic roots...


Advertising, Sex, and Post-Socialism: Women, Media, and Femininity in the Balkans

by Elza Ibroscheva Lexington Books (June 20, 2013)

The book traces the evolution of gender ideologies in the Balkans, through emancipating women’s roles during socialism and into the proliferation and normalization of hyper-sexualized images of women in advertising...


The Local Politics of Global English: Case Studies in Linguistic Globalization

by Selma K. Sonntag Lexington Books (October 28, 2003)

IThe Local Politics of Global English analyzes linguistic globalization in five countries that differ greatly in both their degree of global integration and their use of English. Concepts of hegemony and resistance,...


Governing Codes: Gender, Metaphor, and Political Identity

by Karrin Vasby Anderson & Kristina Horn Sheeler Lexington Books (August 23, 2005)

Governing Codes examines the political identity of four contemporary U.S. political figures_Democrats Ann Richards and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Elizabeth Dole_illustrating...


A Grain of Truth: The Media, the Public, and Biotechnology

by Susanna Hornig Priest Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2002)

A Grain of Truth debunks the myth that growing public distrust of genetically modified organisms can be attributed to scientific illiteracy or sensationalistic news stories. Arguing neither for nor against genetic...


Crisis Communications: Lessons from September 11

by Michael A. Noll & Peter Clarke Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 19, 2003)

Building on the events and lessons of September 11, Crisis Communications features an international cast of top contributors exploring emergency communications during crisis. Together, they evaluate the use,...


The Evolution of Media

by Michael A. Noll Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 19, 2006)

A concise introduction to the evolution of communication media, The Evolution of Media is unique in that it treats both mass media and interpersonal media. The first part of the book describes the history and...


Critical Communication Theory: Power, Media, Gender, and Technology

by Sue Curry Jansen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 19, 2002)

Looking at issues of globalization, science, politics, gender, etc. this book advocates a new agenda not only for communication research, but also for the writing that comes out of it.