Communicating @ the Center
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Title: Communicating @ the Center
Editor(s): Steve Jones
Publish Date: April 2012
|This book draws on scholarship that in theoretical and practical terms focuses on the centrality of communication as a scholarly pursuit, as an intellectual enterprise and as an pervasive element of everyday life. The authors herein examine the history and present contours of the field, bringing new insight and clarity into the role communication plays in academic and scholarship. They engage in research that foregrounds communication not only teleologically but also ontologically. The chapters engage social, political, environmental and other issues with theoretical sophistication and methodological innovation. In so doing the authors have focused on critical challenges and issues and that communications is ideally positioned to examine, critique and illuminate. The work represented serves as a thought-provoking guide to the past, present and future of the field of communication.|
Contents: Foreword, Larry Gross. Introduction: Communication Decentered?, Steve Jones. Communication as Social Science (and More), Craig Calhoun. If Everything is Mediated, What is Distinctive About the Field of Communication, Sonia Livingstone. Sweet Lemons, John Durham Peters. Bridging Diversity Through Problem-Based Collaboration, Joseph N. Cappella. Paradigm Shift and the Centrality of Communication Discipline, Georgette Wang. A Step Forward: Motion Capture Technology Can Inform Nonverbal Communication Research, Kerri L. Johnson. Can Neuroscience Advance Our Understanding of Core Questions in Communication Sciences?: An Overview of Communication Neuroscience, Emily B. Falk. Using the Microsoft Kinect to Capture Nonverbal Behavior to Predict Task Performance, Andrea Stevenson Won and Jeremy N. Bailenson. Communication Science at the Center of Cold War’s Communication Battles: The Case of Walter Hagemann (1900-1964), Thomas Wiedermann, Michael Meyen, and Maria Löblich. The History of the Book That Never Quite Took—Or Did It?: Perspectives from Communication History, Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray. Environmental Communication and Medi: Centers, Programs, and Resources, Ronald E. Rice, Mark Meisner, Steve Depoe, Andy Opel, Connie Roser-Renouf, and Debika Shome. Copyright and Freedom of Expression: The Social Impact of Communication Scholarship, Patricia Aufderheide. HIV Prevention Through Condom Brand Social Marketing: Case Study of Brand Equity Research in Central America, W. Douglas Evans, Benjamin Nieto-Andrade, Jose Rivas, Kim Longfield, Sussy Lungo, Jeremy Snider, and Jasmine L. Wallace. 120 Years of Changing Images of Danish Cultural Journalism, Nete Nørgaard Kristensen. From Reporting to Storytelling: Mediating the Political Public Sphere in Finland from the 1960s to 2005, Risto Kunelius and Jari Väliverroen. The Content of Online News in the Mainstream U.S. Press, 2001-2010, Kevin G. Barnhurst. Contributors. Author Index. Subject Index.