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Communication Theory and Research

Communication Theory and Research

First Edition
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December 2005 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This exciting collection of papers represents some of the finest communications research published during the last decade. To mark the 20th anniversary of the European Journal of Communication, a leading international journal, the editors have selected 21 papers, all of which make significant and valuable interventions in the field of media and communications.

The volume is prefaced with an introduction by the editors and will be a central research text for scholars in this field.

Denis McQuail
Introduction and Overview
Preben Sepstrup
Research into International Television Flows
A Methodological Contribution

Marjorie Ferguson
The Mythology about Globalization
Els De Bens and Hedwig de Smaele
The inflow of American Television Fiction on European Broadcasting Channels Revisited
Klaus Bruhn Jensen and Karl Erik Rosengren
Five Traditions in Search of the Audience
Daniel Biltereyst
Resisting American Hegemony
Denis McQuail
Accountability of Meida to Society
A Reponse

Kees Brants
Who's Afraid of Infotainment?
Jay G Blumler
Political Communication Systems All Change
A Response to Kees Brants

Dafna Lemish and Inbal Barzel
`Four Mothers'
The Womb in the Public Sphere

Jeffery Klaehn
A Critical Review and Assessment of Herman and Chomsky's `Propaganda Model'
Thorbj[um]orn Broddason
The Sacred Side of Professional Journalism
Peter Golding
Telling Stories
Sociology, Journalism and the Informed Citizen

Jo Bardoel
Beyond Journalism
A Profession between Information Society and Civil Society

Tiina Laitila
Journalistic Codes of Ethics in Europe
Rossella Savarese
`Infosuasion' in European Newspapers
A Case Study on War in Kosovo

Olessia Koltsova
News Production in Contemporary Russia
Tamar Liebes and Sonia Livingstone
European Soap Operas
The Diversification of Genre

Liesbet van Zoonen
Gendering the Internet
Claims, Controversies and Cultures

Patrick Vyncke
Lifestyle Segmentation
Baris Kilichay nad Mutlu Binarck
Consumer Culture, Islam and the Politics Lifestyle
Fashion for Veiling in Contemporary Turkey


After reading the book I have released that it is not appropriate for Early Years students. Perhaps it is more relevant for media students.

Ms Eva Mikuska
Childhood Studies (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
April 4, 2013

Denis McQuail

Denis McQuail (1935-2017) was Emeritus Professor at the School of Communication Research (ASCOR) University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Southampton. He studied history and sociology at the University of Oxford and received his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds. He is an Honorary Doctor of the University of Gent. He has published widely in the field of media and communication, with particular reference to audience research, media policy and performance, and political communication. His most recent book publication is McQuail's Media and Mass Communication Theory, 7th edition., SAGE... More About Author

Peter Golding

Peter Golding was Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University from 1990 until coming to Northumbria in August 2010. He was Head of Social Sciences at Loughborough from 1991-2006, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) 2006-2009.  He was a member of the national Research Assessment Exercise panel for communications, media and cultural studies in 1996 and 2001, and its Chair in 2008, Vice-Chair of the ESRC postgraduate Recognition Panel for sociology and media and cultural studies, and chair of the HEFCE Media Studies Advisory Committee. He is an editor of the European Journal of Communication, Hon. Chair of the European Sociological... More About Author

Els De Bens

Els De Bens is professor at the Department of Communication Sciences at Ghent University. Her main teaching and research activities are situated in the field of media economy, media policy, journalism studies and ICT. She is an active member of several international networks, including the Euromedia Research Group and the ESF Changing Media, Changing Europe Programme. Els De Bens is visiting professor at the universities of Berkeley (US), Nurnberg, Lille, Stellenbosch (South Africa), Dortmund and Moscow. Furthermore, she is co-editor of the European Journal of Communication and promotor, co-promotor or contractor of four international and... More About Author

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