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Ethnography of Communication

Donal Carbaugh

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Ethnography of Communication Introduction The ethnography of communication was initially proposed as a program of research in 1962 by Dell Hymes. Si...


Josh Pasek, Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Experiments Introduction Experimentation is one of the central scientific techniques for understanding the world. Although researchers often h...

Family Communication

Dawn O. Braithwaite, Kathleen M. Galvin, Benjamin Chiles, Esther Liu

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Family Communication Introduction Communication scholars joined the interdisciplinary conversation on family in the 1980s, springing from the ...

Federal Communications Commission

Christopher H. Sterling

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Federal Communications Commission Introduction For eight decades, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been the primary federal ...

Feminist Theory

Lana Rakow

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Feminist Theory Introduction Feminist theory in communication is developed and used by scholars to understand gender as a communicative proces...

Freedom of the Press

Dwight Teeter

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Freedom of the Press Introduction Freedom of the press refers to the freedom to criticize government without suffering official interference or punish...


Pamela Shoemaker, Jaime Riccio, Philip Johnson

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Gatekeeping Introduction Billions of events occur in the world each day, but only a few of them become news. The process through which this oc...

Gender and the Media

Cynthia Carter

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Gender and the Media Introduction Gender and media research has been a central field of academic inquiry since the 1970s. It is notable that t...

Goffman, Erving

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Erving Goffman Introduction Erving Goffman (1922–1982) was the sociologist who first proposed investigating the “interaction order,” that is, ...

Habermas, Jürgen

Hartmut Wessler, Charlotte Löb

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Jürgen Habermas Introduction Jürgen Habermas (born in 1929 in Düsseldorf, Germany) is one of the most important philosophers and social theori...

Health Communication

Glenn Leshner, Elizabeth Gardner

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Health Communication Introduction The area of health communication research and theory focuses primarily on the application of communication theo...


Andrew Calabrese, Marco Briziarelli

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Hegemony Introduction The term “hegemony” refers to a socially determined category that describes mechanisms and dynamics associated with power, an...


Young Mie Kim

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Heuristics Introduction When making a judgment, individuals do not necessarily use particularistic information and engage in mentally taxing c...

Hostile Media Effect

Lauren Feldman

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Hostile Media Effect Introduction The hostile media effect occurs when supporters or opponents of an issue perceive identical, balanced news co...

Identification with Media Characters

Jonathan Cohen

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Identification with Media Characters Introduction One of the advantages that communication, especially mass communication, provides humans is ...

Image Repair Theory

William L. Benoit

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Image Repair Theory Introduction Crisis communication has emerged as an important area for theory and research in communication. Image repair,...

Implicit Measurement

Lisa Vandeberg, Edith G. Smit, Jaap M. J. Murre

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Implicit Measurement Introduction Since the early 1980s, the literature in social sciences has seen a large upswing in publications on implici...


Regina G. Lawrence

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Indexing Introduction “Indexing” is a theory of news content and press-state relations first formulated as the “indexing hypothesis.” At its co...

Information and Communication Technology for Development

Philip Howard

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Information and Communication Technology for Development Introduction Information and communication technologies have an immense impact on the oppo...

Information Processing

Paul Bolls

Subject: Communication »

Date Added: 2011-02-23

Information Processing Introduction Information processing broadly refers to the mental activity emerging from processes the human mind engages...

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