The International Encyclopedia of Communication
1. Edition March 2008
6038 Pages, Hardcover
This ground-breaking 12-volume reference work is jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline. Written by an international team of scholars, it brings together 1,350 newly-commissioned A-Z entries, divided into 29 editorial areas. Publishing in print and online, it will be an essential reference for students, researchers, librarians academics in the field.
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The International Encyclopedia of Communication represents the definitive reference work in this interdisciplinary and dynamic field. This authoritative 12-volume set is jointly published by Wiley-Blackwell and the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline. Key features include:
* 1,339 newly-commissioned A-Z entries, divided into 29 editorial areas representing major fields of inquiry, each of which is headed by a leading expert in their respective field
* Spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas
* Simultaneously publishing in print and in a fully accessible and searchable online version
* Features sophisticated cross-referencing and search facilities, lexicon by subject area, and a comprehensive index
* Entries ranging from extended explorations of major topics to short descriptions of key concepts
* Written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers, representing the international character of the ICA
* Editorial areas include: communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology.
This unique and inclusive work will strengthen the identity of the growing field of communication studies, support its institutions, and most of all, improve the study of communication problems and phenomena worldwide. For further information visit www.communicationencyclopedia.com.
Entries in alphabetical order (each volume A-E / F-K / etc) including cross references and further reading and ranging from 500-6000 words per entry.
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He received his PhD and his postdoctoral dissertation at the University of Mainz. Prior to his current position he taught at the universities of Dortmund, Mainz, and Berlin. 1989/90 he was a fellow at the Gannett Center for Media Studies, Columbia University, New York, 1999 Lombard Visiting Professor at Harvard University. From 1995 to 1996 he was president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) and from 2004 to 2005 president of the International Communication Association (ICA).
Donsbach is managing editor of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research and serves on the editorial boards of Communication Theory, Political Communication, The Harvard International Journal Press/Politics, JAVNOST - The Public, and Communication. His main research interests are in journalism, political communication, and exposure to communication. He has published or edited 13 books and over 100 articles in academic journals.