New Directions in Group Communication

Author: Lawrence R. Frey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761912811
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Setting the agenda for the study of group communication in the future, this book presents work that has not previously been explored in the current small group communication literature. It focuses on new theoretical and conceptual directions; examines new research methodologies; looks at antecedent factors affecting group communication; provides insight into both group communication process and practices; and covers different group communication contexts.

The Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research

Author: Lawrence R. Frey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761910275
Format: PDF
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The Handbook establishes a central resource for the field, documenting and synthesizing the work done in group communication scholarship's fifty-year history. With contributions form the most experienced and respected scholars in the field, editor Lawrence R Frey presents an overview of group communication study, from its beginnings in pedagogy to its status as a mature discipline with a variety of theoretical positions and methodological practices.

The Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research

Author: Lawrence R. Frey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761910275
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
The Handbook establishes a central resource for the field, documenting and synthesizing the work done in group communication scholarship's fifty-year history. With contributions form the most experienced and respected scholars in the field, editor Lawrence R Frey presents an overview of group communication study, from its beginnings in pedagogy to its status as a mature discipline with a variety of theoretical positions and methodological practices.

Future Directions in Distributed Computing

Author: André Schiper
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540009124
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This book presents a collection of 38 position and research papers surveying the future landscape of research in distributed computing, written by the participants of the Workshop on Future Directions in Distributed Computing, held in Bertinoro, Italy in June 2002. The papers are grouped into four topical sections. The first deals with foundations of distributed computing. The second section surveys research issues in novel communication and network services. The third section is about data, file services, coherence, and replication in network computing. The last section deals with system and application issues. The book also includes two papers presenting insights into technological and social processes that are part of the development of the distributed computing technology. All in all, the book contains a plethora of research topics that are targets of future research or that are already being addressed by forward-looking research in distributed computing. The book was written to be a source of inspiration for researchers and a source of motivation for graduate students interested in entering the exciting research field of distributed computing.

Visual Public Relations

Author: Simon Collister
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351662058
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book brings together a broad and diverse range of new and radical approaches to public relations focussing on the increasingly vital role that visual, sensory and physical elements factors play in shaping communication. Engaging with recent developments in critical and cultural theories, it outlines how non-textual and non-representational forces play a central role in the efficacy and reception of public relations. Challenging the dominant accounts of public relations which center on the purely representational uses of text and imagery, the book critiques the suitability of accepted definitions of the field and highlights future directions for conceptualizing strategic communication within a multi-sensory environment. Drawing on the work of global researchers in public relations, visual culture and communication, design and cultural theory, it brings a welcome inter-disciplinary approach which pushes the boundaries of public relations scholarship in a global cultural context. This exciting analysis will be of great interest to public relations scholars, advanced students of strategic communication, as well as communication researchers from cultural, media and critical studies exploring PR as a socio-cultural phenomenon.

New Directions in Information Behaviour

Author: Amanda Spink
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780521715
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New Research in Information Behaviour provides an understanding of the new directions, leading edge theories and models in information behaviour. Information behaviour is conceptualized as complex human information related processes that are embedded within an individual's everyday social and life processes.

Transforming Communication About Culture

Author: Mary Jane Collier
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452264376
Format: PDF
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Transforming Communication About Culture includes thought-provoking contributions about the ways in which people's lives and experiences across the globe are being transformed by technological changes, media institutions, political ideologies, and social forces.

The Global Intercultural Communication Reader

Author: Molefi Kete Asante
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135048711
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The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is the first anthology to take a distinctly non-Eurocentric approach to the study of culture and communication. In this expanded second edition, editors Molefi Kete Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, and Jing Yin bring together thirty-two essential readings for students of cross-cultural, intercultural, and international communication. This stand-out collection aims to broaden and deepen the scope of the field by placing an emphasis on diversity, including work from authors across the globe examining the processes and politics of intercultural communication from critical, historical, and indigenous perspectives. The collection covers a wide range of topics: the emergence and evolution of the field; issues and challenges in cross-cultural and intercultural inquiry; cultural wisdom and communication practices in context; identity and intercultural competence in a multicultural society; the effects of globalization; and ethical considerations. Many readings first appeared outside the mainstream Western academy and offer diverse theoretical lenses on culture and communication practices in the world community. Organized into five themed sections for easy classroom use, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader includes a detailed bibliography that will be a crucial resource for today's students of intercultural communication.

The International History of Communication Study

Author: Peter Simonson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317540808
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The International History of Communication Study maps the growth of media and communication studies around the world. Drawing out transnational flows of ideas, institutions, publications, and people, it offers the most comprehensive picture to date of the global history of communication research and education. This volume reaches into national and regional areas that have not received much attention in the scholarship until now, including Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East alongside Europe and North America. It also covers communication study outside of academic settings: in international organizations like UNESCO, and among commercial and civic groups. It moves beyond the traditional canon to cover work by forgotten figures, including women scholars in the field and those outside of the United States and Europe, and it situates them all within the broader geopolitical, institutional, and intellectual landscapes that have shaped communication study globally. Intended for scholars and graduate students in communication, media studies, and journalism, this volume pushes the history of communication study in new directions by taking an aggressively international and comparative perspective on the historiography of the field. Methodologically and conceptually, the volume breaks new ground in bringing comparative, transnational, and global frames to bear, and puts under the spotlight what has heretofore only lingered in the penumbra of the history of communication study.