The Handbook of Communication History

The Handbook of Communication History

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by Peter Simonson
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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"The Handbook of Communication History is an important contribution to valuing ideas, social practices and media communication as they have developed over time, past cultures and the history of world geographical regions. The comparative aspects of many of the chapters also add genuine value to the editorial aim of shifting our gaze not only into history but across national and international borders and is highly commendable."

- Simon Cross, Nottingham Trent University, UK, in European Journal of Communication

"This book is a unique collection of research on a critical part of the communication field. It suggests that unless we become more reflexive on what research we are doing, the field will continue to grow without direction... I recommend the book for all researchers in the field."

- Emile McAnany, Santa Clara University, Communication Research Trends

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415892605
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/12/2012
Series:
ICA Handbook Series
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Simonson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Janice Peck is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UC Boulder.

Robert T. Craig is Professor in the Department of Communication at UC Boulder.

John P. Jackson, Jr., is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at UC Boulder.

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