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  • Connectivity and convergence: the uneven story of Africaby Alison Gillwald

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00

    The diverse set of papers in this ebook was selected from the second Communication Policy Research Africa (CPRafrica) conference organised by Research ICT Africa in association with the University of Nairobi in April 2011. The conference is part of a wider programme to develop African research excellence in the area of Information and Communication... more...

  • Communicating Effectively with the Chineseby Ge Gao; Stella Ting-Toomey

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 65.00 US$ 55.25

    Utilizing the `self-OTHER' perspective as a conceptual foundation, the authors portray and interpret some of the distinctive communication practices in Chinese culture. They examine how self-conception, role and hierarchy, relational dynamics and face affect ways of conducting everyday talk in Chinese culture. They explain why miscommunication between... more...

  • Narrative Landminesby Daniel Leonard Bernardi; Pauline Hope Cheong; Chris Lundry; Scott W. Ruston

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies.  Beyond face-to-face communication, this book also addresses the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. Its concern is to foster a more... more...

  • The Appropriation of Media in Everyday Lifeby Ruth Ayaß; Cornelia Gerhardt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    When public security organizations like fire brigades deal with emergency situations, ‘real world’ problems and phenomena are inseparably intertwined with media and communication: Not only are working practices grounded in professional knowledge, discourse and interaction, but the achievement, modification, storage, distribution and selection... more...

  • Global Media, Culture, and Identityby Rohit Chopra; Radhika Gajjala

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This edited volume examines the ways that global media shapes relations between place, culture, and identity. Through the included essays, Chopra and Gajjala offer a mix of theoretical reflections and empirical case studies that will help readers understand how the media can shape cultural identities and, conversely, how cultural formations can influence... more...

  • Theorising Mediaby John M. Corner

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    In this book, John Corner explores how issues of power, form and subjectivity feature at the core of all serious thinking about the media, including appreciations of their creativity as well as anxiety about the risks they pose. Drawing widely on an interdisciplinary literature, he connects his exposition to examples from film, television, radio, photography,... more...

  • Why Are We The Good Guys?by David Cromwell

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    A provocative challenge to the standard ideology that Western power is a benevolent force in the world. more...

  • Conversational Storytelling among Japanese Womenby Mariko Karatsu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 135.00

    This book presents research findings on the overall process of storytelling as a social event in Japanese everyday conversations focusing on the relationship between a story and surrounding talks, the social and cultural aspects of the participants, and the tellability of conversational stories. Focusing on the participants? verbal and nonverbal behavior... more...

  • Media Ethics and Regulationby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2013; US$ 18.00

    The media landscape is changing rapidly. In this new digital age, the mass media is undergoing major structural changes in how it delivers news, information and entertainment in Australia and around the globe. Media organisations are reconfiguring their business models, as newspapers migrate online and television competes directly with online content.... more...

  • Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communicationby Susan Herring; Dieter Stein; Tuija Virtanen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 245.98

    The present handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined to include text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and... more...