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Communication Theories in a Multicultural World


Edited By Clifford G. Christians and Kaarle Nordenstreng

This volume is an up-to-date account of communication theories from around the world.
Authored by a group of eminent scholars, each chapter is a history and state-of-the-art description of the major issues in international communication theory.
While the book draws on an understanding of communication theory as a product of its socio-political and cultural context, and the challenges posed by that context, it also highlights each author’s lifetime effort to critique the existing trends in communication theory and bring out the very best in each multicultural context.
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ISABEL AWAD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Awad received her PhD in communication from Stanford University. Her research pays special attention to the questions of democracy and social justice in relation to the media. Awad has addressed this topic, first, by examining the role of the news media in the inclusion/exclusion of cultural minorities in the United States and in Europe. More recently, she has been conducting research in Chile to study the relationship between journalism and neoliberalism. Her work has been published in various international journals, including Journal of Communication, Journalism Studies, Javnost—The Public, and European Journal of Communication.

DAVID BLACK (PhD, York University) is Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. His doctoral supervisor at York was the late Ioan Davies, a founder of cultural studies in Canada. Before coming to Royal Roads, he taught in the Department of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, where he was involved in founding a new program in cultural studies. Black is the author of the book The Politics of Enchantment: Romanticism, Media, and Cultural Studies, as well as articles in communication history and pedagogy. He teaches and researches in the areas of communication theory, policy, and history. ← 313 | 314 →

ROGER BROMLEY is Visiting Professor at Lancaster University, Emeritus Professor in Cultural Studies and Honorary Professor of Sociology at the University...

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