Communication Theory Today is an important new textbook offering a wide-ranging overview of current theoretical work in media and communication studies. It shows how the key questions in communication theory and research intersect with central themes in social theory and critical cultural studies.
David Crowley holds academic appointments in graduate studies at the University of Toronto's McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology and at McGill University's Graduate Program in Communications. David Mitchell teaches in the Graduate Program in Communication Studies at the University of Calgary.
Notes on Contributors. Acknowlegements. Communication in a Post-Mass Media World: David Crowley and David Mitchell. Part I: Communication and the Mediation of Social Worlds:. 1. Social Theory and the Media: John B Thompson. 2. Medium Theory: Joshua Meyrowitz. 3. A Recursive Theory of Communication: Klaus Krippendorff. Part II: Messages, Meanings, Discourse:. 4. Discourse and Cognition in Society: Teun A Van Dijk. 5. Risk Communication and Public Knowledge: William Leiss. 6.Talk, Text and History: Conversation Analysis and Communication Theory: Deidre Boden. Part III: Contingency, Reflexivity, Post-Modernity:. 7. The Mode of Information and Postmodernity: Mark Poster. 8. In the Realm of Uncertainty: The Global Village and Capitalist Postmodernity: Ien Ang. 9. By Whose Authority? Accounting for Taste in Contemporary Popular Culture: James M Collins. Part IV: Communication and Public Interests:. 10. Mass Communication and the Public Interest: Denis McQuail. 11. Electronic Networks, Social Relations and the Changing Structure of Knowledge: William Melody. 12. Communication and Development: Majid Tehranian. Index.