Encyclopedia of Media and Communication
Published: April 2013© 2013
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 752 Pages
Illustrations: 19 Figures
Dimensions: 6.72 x 9.73
752 Pages, 6.72 x 9.73 x 1.39 in, 19 Figures
The first comprehensive encyclopedia for the growing fields of media and communication studies, the Encyclopedia of Media and Communication is an essential resource for beginners and seasoned academics alike. Contributions from over fifty experts and practitioners provide an accessible introduction to these disciplines' most important concepts, figures, and schools of thought – from Jean Baudrillard to Tim Berners Lee, and podcasting to Peircean semiotics.
Detailed and up-to-date, the Encyclopedia of Media and Communication synthesizes a wide array of works and perspectives on the making of meaning. The appendix includes timelines covering the whole historical record for each medium, from either antiquity or their inception to the present day. Each entry also features a bibliography linking readers to relevant resources for further reading. The most coherent treatment yet of these fields, the Encyclopedia of Media and Communication promises to be the standard reference text for the next generation of media and communication students and scholars.
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‘Students seeking a foothold in media and communication studies will find trustworthy guidance here. A solid purchase for libraries supporting undergraduates.’D.A. Schmitt, Choice Magazine vol 51:01:2013
‘What makes this encyclopedia different than others of similar content is the editor Danesi’s underlying thematic vision of semiotics by way of uniting entries with common theories of meaning – a vision exceptionally operationalized from my perspective.’ Jodi Kerns, Reference Reviews vol 28:03:2014