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The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication

ISBN: 978-1-118-78932-2
704 pages
May 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume.

  • Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most relevant headwords of communication science in an A-Z format in an up-to-date manner
  • Jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world
  • Represents the best and most up-to-date international research in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field
  • Contributions come from hundreds of authors who represent excellence in their respective fields
  • An affordable volume available in print or online
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Table of Contents

Contributors vi

Introduction xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

Lexicon xxiii

Communication A–Z 1

Index 660

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Author Information

Wolfgang Donsbach is Professor of Communication and founding director of the Department of Communication at Dresden University of Technology, Germany. Donsbach served as the Editor-in-Chief for the 12 volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (Blackwell, 2008) and is also the Series Editor for the ICA-Wiley-Blackwell International Encyclopedias of Communication. From 1995 to 1996 he was president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) and from 2004 to 2005 president of the International Communication Association (ICA). He was editor of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research and serves, among others, on the editorial boards of Journal of Communication,  Communication Theory, Human Communication Research, and the Central European Journal of Communication. Donsbach is an ICA Fellow and recipient of WAPOR’s Helen-Dinerman-Award for extraordinary achievements in public opinion research.
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“The best of the best - at once a primer and a reference tool, the Concise Encyclopedia of Communication is a superb contribution to the field. A must read for students and instructors alike.”

Thomas E. Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government & the Press, Harvard University

"This one volume offers an excellent distillation of the most important areas of communication research from many leading scholars the world over."

Peng Hwa ANG, Nanyang Technological University


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