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The Handbook of Communication History

Edited by: Peter Simonson , Janice Peck , Robert T. Craig , John P. Jackson, Jr.

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415892599
eBook ISBN: 9780203149119
Adobe ISBN: 9781136514319


Book description

The Handbook of Communication History addresses central ideas, social practices, and media of communication as they have developed across time, cultures, and world geographical regions. It attends to both the varieties of communication in world history and the historical investigation of those forms in communication and media studies. The Handbook editors view communication as encompassing patterns, processes, and performances of social interaction, symbolic production, material exchange, institutional formation, social praxis, and discourse. As such, the history of communication cuts across social, cultural, intellectual, political, technological, institutional, and economic history.

The volume examines the history of communication history; the history of ideas of communication; the history of communication media; and the history of the field of communication.  Readers will explore the history of the object under consideration (relevant practices, media, and ideas), review its manifestations in different regions and cultures (comparative dimensions), and orient toward current thinking and historical research on the topic (current state of the field). As a whole, the volume gathers disparate strands of communication history into one volume, offering an accessible and panoramic view of the development of communication over time and geographical places, and providing a catalyst to further work in communication history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The History of Communication History Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Media Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Communication Research Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Audiences Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Rhetoric in Cross-Cultural Perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Conversation Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Visual Communication Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Communication in Music Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Print Culture Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Telecommunications 1  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Radio Broadcasting Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Television Download PDF
Chapter  14:  New Media Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The City Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Science Communication Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Politics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Labor Download PDF
Chapter  19:  War Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Gender and Media Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Race Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Organizing Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Rhetoric in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  24:  “Cultural Imperialism” Revisited Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Communication in Colonial and Post-Colonial Southern Africa Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Islam, Mediation, and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Jewish Media and Communication in the Modern Age Download PDF
Chapter  28:  East Asian Communication Studies Download PDF
Epilogue Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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