Exploring the Shifting Contours of Communication
Edited By Patricia Moy and Donald Matheson
This edited volume on voices arose from the 2018 International Communication Association conference in Prague, Czech Republic. The contributions examine the conference’s central theme from multiple epistemological approaches, a host of methodologies, and numerous levels of analysis. They reveal how studying voice—or the plurality of voices—illuminates the process by which it is fostered and/or constrained as well as the conditions under which it is expressed and/or stifled. More important, the study of voice sheds light on the process by which it impacts behaviors, defines relationships, influences policies, and shapes the world in which we live. In other words, studies of voice are not relegated to a few domains, but interface with myriad discourses, actors, processes, and outcomes.
Gina G. Barker teaches at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. Born and raised in Sweden, she earned her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Media and Communication from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, specializing in public relations. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication with a specialization in international and intercultural communication at Regent University and her Doctor of Education degree in Community Care and Counseling at Liberty University with a specialization in trauma therapy. Barker’s research focuses on intercultural adaptation and acculturation processes, intercultural marriage and family communication, cultural influences on news and advertising, third-culture individuals, as well as crisis communication and intervention. Her work in these areas has been published in the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Southern Communication Journal, International Communication Gazette, the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, and the International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication.
Maren Beaufort is a scientist at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Alpen-Adria-University. Her research interests include political communication, social media, political participation, media effects, and media literacy. She participates in the European Commission’s Media Pluralism Monitor. Her Ph.D. thesis is concerned with media performance and democracy and she is editor of a volume, Digital Media, Political Polarization and Challenges to Democracy, to be published by Routledge in 2019.
Elisabeth Eide is Professor of Journalism Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University, Director of...
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