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The international encyclopedia of communication [electronic resource] /
edited by Wolfgang Donsbach.
imprint
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
description
12 v. (ccxxxiv, 5694 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1405131993 (alk. paper), 9781405131995 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
isbn
1405131993 (alk. paper)
9781405131995 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
v. 1. Academy awards-Avatars and agents -- v. 2. Bad news in medicine, Communicating-Communication networks -- v. 3. Communication professions and academic research-Digital divide -- v. 4. Digital imagery-Fictional media content -- v. 5. Field research--Inter-American Court of Human Rights -- v. 6. Intercultural communication in health-care--Media content and social networks -- v. 7. Media corporations, Forms of-Objectivity in reporting -- v. 8. Objectivity in science-Pragmatism -- v. 9. Precision journalism-Rhetoric in Western Europe: Britain -- v. 10. Rhetoric in Western Europe: France-Structuration theory -- v. 11. Student communication competence-Zines -- v. 12. Index.
abstract
Collection of 1,339 original entries, spanning the scholarship, evidence, and methodology of communication research. Coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas in this interdisciplinary field. Editorial areas include: communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology.
catalogue key
8673386
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
PSP Prose Awards, USA, 2008 : Nominated
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2009-03-01:
In a field as dynamic as communication, a new encyclopedia is an occasion worthy of celebration. For this volume, published in association with the International Communication Association, Donsbach (past president, ICA) gathered a team of two advisers and 31 editors to supervise the work of 1,100 distinguished contributors from 47 countries. He faced the challenge of reflecting a burgeoning field that is global and pervasive in its effects, and decided finally to use divisions that mirror ICA's viewpoint and common academic offerings as well as cutting-edge research. The 29 diverse subject areas range from "Communication as a Field and Discipline" through "Feminism and Gender Studies," "Intercultural and Intergroup Communication," "Media Economy," and "Political Economy," concluding with "Visual Communication." All told, the set presents some 1,340 articles ranging in length from 1,000 to 6,000-plus words, with internal cross-references and extensive see also notes.Each article has a well-chosen bibliography, including both classic works on a topic and more recent materials. Some articles are densely written, which may be expected, given the nature of some topics, e.g., "Action-Implicative Discourse Analysis"; however, the vast majority are accessible--even engagingly written. The biographical articles are well chosen, reflecting the major theorists. Oddly, for an encyclopedia about the totality of communication, the volumes are sparsely illustrated. The set is through-numbered; the separate index volume offers the 12-volume pagination at the foot of each double-page spread. The index is rigorous and visually accessible. Given the nature of the topic, this set offers articles that would be useful across the curriculum. Summing Up: Recommended. Libraries supporting communication departments or communication research in other fields; lower-level undergraduates and above. D. A. Schmitt St. Louis Community College at Meramec
Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-06-01:
Edited by Donsbach (communication & founding director, dept. of communication, Dresden Univ. of Technology, Germany), this impressive 12-volume set is published simultaneously in print and online by Wiley-Blackwell and the highly regarded International Communication Association. With over 1300 two- to five-page entries by more than 1000 leading expert contributors from 47 countries, it provides sweeping, detailed coverage of the communications field. Half of the first volume consists of contributor biographies as well as an introduction that includes Donsbach's account of the work's coming to fruition, complete with a flowchart documenting the production process. The first volume also includes a complete list of entries sorted by editorial area or subfield of inquiry, e.g., communication and media law and policy, exposure to communication content, instructional/educational communication, journalism, media economy, and visual communication. The entries are arranged alphabetically, with the final volume consisting solely of a detailed index. Entries range from the relatively specific (e.g., "Communicating Bad News in Medicine," "China Central Television Channel 9") to the broad (e.g., "Communication as a Field and a Discipline," "Phenomenology") to the idiosyncratic or rarely covered (e.g., "Teacher Use of Humor," "Nollywood [the Nigerian direct-to-film video industry]"). There are smatterings of biographies of influential communications theorists such as Wilbur Schramm, Jurgen Habermas, and Elihu Katz and representation of communication issues both historical (e.g., yellow journalism) and current. (e.g., online relationships). Each entry includes See also notations and is followed by extensive cross- references and substantial further reading suggestions. Varying perspectives are fairly represented and include, but are far from limited to, cultural and feminist studies, critical theory, technology, commerce, and popular culture. The work contains occasional tables and charts but is otherwise virtually devoid of graphics. BOTTOM LINE Comprehensive though they are, other works covering the same territory--such as Oxford's 1989 International Encyclopedia of Communications (Erik Barnouw, ed.) and Elsevier's 2003 Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications (Donald Johnston, ed.), both four-volume sets--do not match this work's depth of scholarship. Definitive, authoritative, and scholarly, it is highly recommended for academic libraries large and small. [The online version exists as either an annual subscription or a one-time purchase with an annual fee covering hosting and regular updates. Interested readers can find more information online at www.communicationencyclopedia.com.]--Kathleen Collins, John Jay Coll. of Criminal Justice, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Review Quotes
"We recently (2 yrs ago) changed publishers to Blackwell. We did that primarily because Blackwell's has a high level entrepreneurial outlook. They're willing to take at look at projects that have a bit of risk, but in the end could serve academic populations very well... since we joined with Blackwell I've been brainstorming with them about numerous projects we could do that would help the world understand a little bit more about a) the communication discipline, and b) give more opportunities for our members to get their research out there so that it could be used by government, policy bodies, or by other people just interested in how people communicate. The Encyclopedia was one of those projects they agreed to take a look at. The ICA had done something very similar 20 years ago, but the whole scholar/academic world has gotten much more international, so we felt that it was time to re-do that whole project, and Blackwell was willing to tackle it and work with me on establishing a good, strong editorial board."rom an interview in Academia with Michael Haley, the Executive Director of the International Communication Association
"Given the nature of the topic, this set offers articles that would be useful across the curriculum. Summing Up: Recommended. Libraries supporting communication departments or communication research in other fields; lower-level undergraduates and above." ( CHOICE , March 2009) "This encyclopaedia ... .Genuinely impresses and supersedes the opposition. It's combination of wide coverage, sensible construction, international reach, subject objectivity, and hospitality to natural language searches makes it attractive to libraries where extensive use will take place." ( Reference Reviews , January 2009) Other works ... do not match this work's depth of scholarship. Definitive, authoritative, and scholarly, it is highly recommended for academic libraries large and small. ( Library Journal )
"Given the nature of the topic, this set offers articles that would be useful across the curriculum. Summing Up: Recommended. Libraries supporting communication departments or communication research in other fields; lower-level undergraduates and above." (CHOICE, March 2009)"This encyclopaedia ... .Genuinely impresses and supersedes the opposition. It's combination of wide coverage, sensible construction, international reach, subject objectivity, and hospitality to natural language searches makes it attractive to libraries where extensive use will take place." (Reference Reviews, January 2009)Other works ... do not match this work's depth of scholarship. Definitive, authoritative, and scholarly, it is highly recommended for academic libraries large and small. (Library Journal)
We recently (2 yrs ago) changed publishers to Blackwell. We did that primarily because Blackwell's has a high level entrepreneurial outlook. They're willing to take at look at projects that have a bit of risk, but in the end could serve academic populations very well... since we joined with Blackwell I've been brainstorming with them about numerous projects we could do that would help the world understand a little bit more about a) the communication discipline, and b) give more opportunities for our members to get their research out there so that it could be used by government, policy bodies, or by other people just interested in how people communicate. The Encyclopedia was one of those projects they agreed to take a look at. The ICA had done something very similar 20 years ago, but the whole scholar/academic world has gotten much more international, so we felt that it was time to re-do that whole project, and Blackwell was willing to tackle it and work with me on establishing a good, strong editorial board. -Michael Haley, the Executive Director of the International Communication AssociationWith its impressive list of contributors and comprehensive list of entries, The International Encyclopedia of Communication is an essential reference book for Communication Scholars. -Michael X. Delli Carpini, Dean, The Annenberg School for Communication, University of PennsylvaniaIn terms of the range of themes, entries and authors, this is truly international and encyclopedic. This will remain the most comprehensive reference source in communication for years to come. -Eddie C. Y. Kuo, Editor, Asian Journal of Communication and Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological UniversityAn extraordinary gift to our field - and to anyone interested in communication in all its aspects. Both a wise look back emphasizing continuity and a timely examination of trends, issues and concerns that reflect change. Vital for any media scholar's library. -Everette E. Dennis, Larkin Distinguished Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of BusinessThis vast, comprehensive and balanced Encyclopedia will remain for many decades the essential reference book for any scholar in the field of communication. -Esteban Lopez-Escobar, Professor, University of Navarra
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The International Encyclopedia of Communication represents the definitive reference work in this interdisciplinary and dynamic field. This authoritative 12-volume set is jointly published by Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline. Key features include: 1,339 newly-commissioned A-Z entries, divided into 29 editorial areas representing major fields of inquiry, each of which is headed by a leading expert in their respective field Spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas Simultaneously publishing in print and in a fully accessible and searchable online version Features sophisticated cross-referencing and search facilities, lexicon by subject area, and a comprehensive index Entries ranging from extended explorations of major topics to short descriptions of key concepts Written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers, representing the international character of the ICA Editorial areas include: communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology. This unique and inclusive work will strengthen the identity of the growing field of communication studies, support its institutions, and most of all, improve the study of communication problems and phenomena worldwide. For further information visit www.communicationencyclopedia.com .
Back Cover Copy
The International Encyclopedia of Communication represents the definitive reference work in this interdisciplinary and dynamic field. This authoritative 12-volume set is jointly published by Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline. Key features include: 1,350 newly-commissioned A-Z entries, divided into 29 editorial areas representing major fields of inquiry, each of which is headed by a leading expert in their respective field Spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas Simultaneously publishing in print and in a fully accessible and searchable online version Features sophisticated cross-referencing and search facilities, lexicon by subject area, and a comprehensive index Entries ranging from extended explorations of major topics to short descriptions of key concepts Written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers, representing the international character of the ICA Editorial areas include: communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology. This unique and inclusive work will strengthen the identity of the growing field of communication studies, support its institutions, and most of all, improve the study of communication problems and phenomena worldwide. For further information visit www.communicationencyclopedia.com.
Bowker Data Service Summary
'The Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication' spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas.
Long Description
The International Encyclopedia of Communication represents the definitive reference work in this interdisciplinary and dynamic field. This authoritative 12-volume set is jointly published by Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline. Key features include: 1,339 newly-commissioned A-Z entries, divided into 29 editorial areas representing major fields of inquiry, each of which is headed by a leading expert in their respective field Spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas Simultaneously publishing in print and in a fully accessible and searchable online version Features sophisticated cross-referencing and search facilities, lexicon by subject area, and a comprehensive index Entries ranging from extended explorations of major topics to short descriptions of key concepts Written and edited by an international team of the worlda's best scholars and teachers, representing the international character of the ICA Editorial areas include: communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology. This unique and inclusive work will strengthen the identity of the growing field of communication studies, support its institutions, and most of all, improve the study of communication problems and phenomena worldwide. For further information visit www.communicationencyclopedia.com.
Library of Congress Summary
Collection of 1,339 original entries, spanning the scholarship, evidence, and methodology of communication research. Coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas in this interdisciplinary field. Editorial areas include: communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology.
Main Description
The International Encyclopedia of Communicationrepresents the definitive reference work in this interdisciplinary and dynamic field. This authoritative twelve-volume set is jointly published by Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world. DEFINITIVE- A ground-breaking collection of 1,339 original entries within a 12 volume set, spanning the scholarship, evidence, and methodology of communication research REPUTABLE- Jointly published by Blackwell Publishing and the prestigious International Communication Association (ICA) AUTHORITATIVE- Newly-commissioned entries divided into 29 editorial areas representing major fields of inquiry within communication, each of which is headed by a leading expert in their respective field INTERDISCIPLINARY- Editorial areas include: communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology WIDE-RANGING- Spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas within this dynamic and interdisciplinary field INTERNATIONAL- Brings together new entries written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers, representing the international character of the ICA ACCESSIBLE- Reader-friendly A-Z entries ranging from extended explorations of major topics to short descriptions of key concepts, with sophisticated cross-referencing and search facilities, lexicon by subject area, and a comprehensive index MULTI-FORMAT- The Encyclopedia will publish simultaneously in print and electronic formats, both of which will be fully accessible and searchable. This unique and inclusive work will strengthen the identity of the growing field of communication studies, support its institutions, and most of all, improve the study of communication problems and phenomena worldwide. For further information visitwww.communicationencyclopedia.com.
Main Description
The International Encyclopedia of Communication represents the definitive reference work in this interdisciplinary and dynamic field. This authoritative twelve-volume set is jointly published by Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world. DEFINITIVE: A ground-breaking collection of 1,339 original entries within a 12 volume set, spanning the scholarship, evidence, and methodology of communication research REPUTABLE: Jointly published by Blackwell Publishing and the prestigious International Communication Association (ICA) AUTHORITATIVE: Newly-commissioned entries divided into 29 editorial areas representing major fields of inquiry within communication, each of which is headed by a leading expert in their respective field INTERDISCIPLINARY: Editorial areas include: communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology WIDE-RANGING: Spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas within this dynamic and interdisciplinary field INTERNATIONAL: Brings together new entries written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers, representing the international character of the ICA ACCESSIBLE: Reader-friendly A-Z entries ranging from extended explorations of major topics to short descriptions of key concepts, with sophisticated cross-referencing and search facilities, lexicon by subject area, and a comprehensive index MULTI-FORMAT: The Encyclopedia will publish simultaneously in print and electronic formats, both of which will be fully accessible and searchable This unique and inclusive work will strengthen the identity of the growing field of communication studies, support its institutions, and most of all, improve the study of communication problems and phenomena worldwide. For further information visit www.communicationencyclopedia.com
Table of Contents
Lexicon
Contributors
Introduction
Entries in alphabetical order (each volume A-E/F-K/etc) including cross references and further reading and ranging from 500-6000 words per entry
Bibliography (if any)
Index
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