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Digital Orientations

by Shaun Moores Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 15, 2017)

Might it be possible to rearticulate the term digital in digital media, so that it refers at least as much to the deft movements or orientations of hands and fingers (of digits) as it does to the new media technologies...


Public Relations Case Studies from Around the World (2nd Edition)

by Judy VanSlyke Turk & Jean Valin Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 23, 2017)

The case studies in this book, many of which have won national or international awards, represent an impressive scope of public relations practice—from public diplomacy to corporate social responsibility to...


Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age

by Michael Zimmer & Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 06, 2017)

The continuous evolution of internet and related social media technologies and platforms have opened up vast new means for communication, socialization, expression, and collaboration. They also have provided...


New Media and Public Relations—Third Edition

by Sandra C. Duhé Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 28, 2017)

The latest edition of New Media and Public Relations offers communication scholars, professionals, and students current insights on how emerging technologies challenge and change the rules of stakeholder engagement...


Media Interventions

by Kevin Howley Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2012)

This collection of essays, the first book-length treatment of its kind, explicates the concept of «media interventions», which are herein defined as activities and projects that secure, exercise, challenge...


Digital Media

by Paul Messaris & Lee Humphreys Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 28, 2017)

The age of digital media has given rise to a new social world. It is a world in which the transmission of information from the few to the many is steadily being supplanted by the multi-directional flow of facts,...


Real World Career Preparation

by Douglas J. Swanson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2017)

University student-run communications agencies allow students to work with real clients and get real world experience before they graduate from college and enter the workforce. Student-run agencies are increasing...


Shaping International Public Opinion

by Alice Kendrick & Jami A. Fullerton Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 27, 2017)

Bridging two «camps» in the field of international public opinion – nation branding and public diplomacy – this book presents a first-of-its-kind cohesive framework with which readers can better research,...


Argumentative and Aggressive Communication

by Andrew S. Rancer & Theodore A. Avtgis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 31, 2012)

Now in its second edition, Argumentative and Aggressive Communication is the only text dedicated to the presentation and synthesis of research, theory, and application efforts on the aggressive communication...


Language Vitality Through Bible Translation

by Vitaly Voinov & Marianne Beerle-Moor Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2015)

This interdisciplinary collection of articles, written by scholars involved in translating the Bible into various languages around the world, demonstrates that such translation projects are promoting the vitality...


A New Literacies Reader

by Colin Lankshear & Michele Knobel Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 21, 2012)

A New Literacies Reader is an introduction to social and cultural studies of new literacies from the perspectives of educators, education researchers and learners. It focuses on how participating in social practices...


Moving Ideas

by Mira-Lisa Katz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 05, 2016)

What does it look and feel like to communicate, create, compose, comprehend, teach, and learn with our bodies? Reaching beyond existing scholarship on multimodality and literacies, Moving Ideas expands our capacity...


Global Journalism

by Peter Berglez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 01, 2011)

Recent instances of global crisis reporting on climate change and the financial crisis are early embryos of a new form of journalism that is increasingly needed in global times: global journalism.

Instead of...


Old New Media

by Paul Grosswiler Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2012)

Old New Media examines how the introduction of a new medium threatens those accustomed to the old media environment. Taking a media ecology perspective to examine the historical transitions from oral to literate,...


Foreign News on Television

by Akiba Cohen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 30, 2012)

Spanning several years of research, this book compares and contrasts how public and commercial TV stations present foreign, domestic, and hybrid news from a number of different countries. It examines what viewers...


The Communication of Jealousy

by Jennifer L. Bevan Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This book won the 2014 National Communication Association’s Diamond Anniversary Book Award

This book received the 2014 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Book Award from the «Interpersonal Communication Division...


Volunteering and Communication

by Michael W. Kramer, Loril M. Gossett & Laurie K. Lewis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2012)

This book won the 2014 Applied Communication Division Award for Outstanding Edited Book

There is a growing interest in studying nonprofit organizations and volunteers as an alternative to studying employees...


Environmental Conflict and the Media

by Brett Hutchins & Libby Lester Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2013)

Has the hype associated with the «revolutionary» potential of the World Wide Web and digital media for environmental activism been muted by the past two decades of lived experience? What are the empirical...


A Theater Criticism/Arts Journalism Primer

by Bob Abelman & Cheryl Kushner Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2012)

A Theater Criticism/Arts Journalism Primer: Refereeing the Muses examines the skill set associated with being a critic and arts journalist. It explores the history, evolution, and future of the profession in...


Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen

by Paul Mihailidis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 30, 2014)

Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen is about enhancing engagement in a digital media culture and the models that educators, parents and policy makers can utilize to place media-savvy youth into positions...


Tween Girls and their Mediated Friends

by Nancy A. Jennings Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Although parents and teachers are among the numerous socializing agents through which children learn about the world, media, too, has begun to take center stage as a substantial force in children’s lives....


The Influence of Communication on Physiology and Health

by James M. Honeycutt, Chris R. Sawyer & Shaughan Keaton Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 05, 2014)

There is a significant amount of research that substantiates the connection between social support/relationships and the development, onset, and/or recovery of several physical diseases/illnesses. Research has...


Black Queer Identity Matrix

by Sheena C. Howard Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 09, 2015)

This volume launches the first sustained discussion of the need for a queer of color conceptual framework around Black, lesbian female identity. Specifically, this volume addresses the necessity for a more integrated...


The Digital Practices of African Americans

by Roderick Graham Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2013)

How do social scientists study the impact of social networking sites on racial identity formation? How has the Internet impacted the accumulation of social and cultural capital? By synthesizing insights across...


Journalists and Media Accountability

by Susanne Fengler, Tobias Eberwein, Gianpietro Mazzoleni & Colin Porlezza Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 31, 2013)

Media accountability is back on the political agenda. Debates about the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World have shown that the need for free and responsible journalism is more pressing...


Citizen Journalism

by Stuart Allan & Einar Thorsen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 01, 2013)

The second volume of Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives seeks to build upon the agenda set in motion by the first volume, namely by: Offering an overview of key developments in citizen journalism since...


Social Media and Participatory Democracy

by Shannon Martin E. Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

Public notices are usually provided in the form of a document when something is about to be done or recently has been done by government. For about two hundred years these notices have often taken the form of...


Communication Theories in a Multicultural World

by Clifford G. Christians & Kaarle Nordenstreng Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This volume is an up-to-date account of communication theories from around the world.

Authored by a group of eminent scholars, each chapter is a history and state-of-the-art description of the major issues...


News Evolution or Revolution?

by Andrea Miller & Amy Reynolds Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 09, 2013)

This book tells the story of modern-day newspapers by exploring the digital transition of the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a microcosm of the industry. Drawing on the expertise of scholars and professionals...


The Audience Commodity in a Digital Age

by Lee McGuigan & Vincent Manzerolle Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2013)

This edited collection comprises foundational texts and new contributions that revisit the theory of the «audience commodity» as first articulated by Dallas Smythe. Contributors focus on the historical and...


Why Discourse Matters

by Monika Weronika Kopytowska & Yusuf Kalyango, Jr. Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2013)

This volume draws on issues and cases from more than 20 countries to provide empirical evidence and theoretical insights into why discourse matters. Covering a wide range of concepts and topical issues, contributors...


Observing «and» Analyzing Communication Behavior

by John A. Courtright Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 11, 2015)

This is a book about communication behavior: how we conceptualize it, observe it, measure it, and analyze it.

The 1970s and 1980s were times when communication behavior was a primary interest of many communication...


Journalism and PR

by Jim Macnamara Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 16, 2014)

The interrelationship between journalism and public relations (PR) is one of the most contentious in the field of media studies. Numerous studies have shown that 50–80 per cent of the content of mass media...


Stepfather-Stepson Communication

by Jonathan Pettigrew Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

This book offers a novel analysis of communication in stepfather-stepson relationships and is one of the first to examine the ways stepfathers communicate and to integrate the perspectives of adolescents into...


Global Literary Journalism

by John Tulloch & Richard Lance Keeble Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2013)

Following on from the first volume published in 2012, this new volume significantly expands the scope of the study of literary journalism both geographically and thematically.

Chapters explore literary journalism...


A Screenful of Sugar?

by Jon C. Schommer & Lewis H. Glinert Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2013)

With drug information rapidly migrating to the Web, the chronically poor standards of drug information available to consumers in the developed and the developing world are being further compromised. This book...


New Creativity Paradigms

by Kylie Peppler Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, this book explores research indicating that youth are learning new ways to engage in the arts on their own time and according to their own interests. Digital technologies,...


The ‘People’s Joan of Arc’

by Brooke Speer Orr Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 05, 2014)

The ‘People’s Joan of Arc’: Mary Elizabeth Lease, Gendered Politics and Populist Party Politics in Gilded-Age America is the first comprehensive biography tracing the captivating life of renowned activist...


Challenging Communication Research

by Leah A. Lievrouw Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

Communication scholarship has not enjoyed the same kind of theoretical cohesion or ontological security as some disciplines. The field’s intellectual «roving eye» and resistance to establishing a single...


alieNATION

by Mitchell S. McKinney, Dianne G. Bystrom & Mary C. Banwart Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

alieNATION presents research conducted by a national election team and leading scholars in political communication that explores a range of important topics and variables affecting voter attitudes and behavior...


Home with Hip Hop Feminism

by Aisha S. Durham Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2010)

This book has won the 2015 Top Book Award from the NCA African American Communication and Culture Division (AACCD) of NCA

Home with Hip Hop Feminism brings together popular culture and the everyday experiences...


Verbal Aspect Theory and the Prohibitions in the Greek New Testament

by Douglas S. Huffman Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 15, 2014)

The end of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first centuries have involved much discussion on overhauling and refining a scholarly understanding of the verbal system for first-century Greek. These...


Pierre Bourdieu

by David W. Park Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 31, 2010)

Pierre Bourdieu’s ideas have had a major impact on a number of fields of inquiry. As scholars of media and communication begin to think more frequently and more carefully with Bourdieu’s ideas, this book...


Hollywood Raises Political Consciousness

by Michael Haas Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 15, 2014)

Feature films are jam-packed with political messages. This volume provides the tools for analyzing the politics embedded in films. Contributors reveal how subliminal messages are a clue to how the public perceives...


Amazing Ourselves to Death

by Lance Strate Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 01, 2013)

Neil Postman’s most popular work, Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), provided an insightful critique of the effects of television on public discourse in America, arguing that television’s bias towards entertaining...


Experiencing Same-Sex Marriage

by Pamela Lannutti Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 31, 2013)

This book provides an understanding of how the legal and cultural debates and advances and limitations on same-sex marriage are experienced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people, same-sex...


Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism

by Henry A. Giroux Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2014)

In the second edition of Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, Henry A. Giroux uses the metaphor of the zombie to highlight how America has embraced a machinery of social and civil death...


Talking Tobacco

by Kandi L. Walker, Stuart L. Esrock & Joy L. Hart Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

Despite the widely recognized toll of tobacco and increasing action to curb tobacco use (e.g., increased excise taxes, smoking bans), smoking continues. Numerous messages about tobacco, smoking, and health circulate...


Sexing the Media

by Debra L. Merskin Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 15, 2012)

Sex in the media is one of the hottest topics of the day. We know that advertising, television, cinema, and other forms of communication use sex to sell us products and pump up story lines. The question is:...


Transparency 2.0

by Charles N. Davis & David Cuillier Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2012)

Transparency 2.0 investigates a host of emerging issues around the collision of information and personal privacy in a digital world. Delving into the key legal concepts of information access and privacy, such...