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International CommunicationVandana Pednekar-Magal
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International Communication

Essential Readings (Second Edition)
Edited by Vandana Pednekar-Magal

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62661-541-0, 220 pages


Coming Soon
The Third Edition will be published Fall 2017. ISBN: 978-1-5165-1286-7

This anthology is a critical guide to International Communication Studies and a valuable teaching resource. Designed as a text with introductions to each section and chapter, the volume brings together diverse perspectives on globalization and communication and includes significant emerging aspects of International Communication research such as diaspora audience and global publics. Essays in this collection are seminal, rich and yet straightforward and accessible to the undergraduate student and students new to the discipline.

The collection, International Communication: Essential Readings, will:

  • Enable students to grasp the many dimensions of globalization as well as global communication.
  • Guide the reader in making sense of this rapidly expanding and shifting terrain or global communication.
  • Provide an interpretation and criticism of contemporary media communication in its global dimension.
  • Help the reader to become critically aware of recent debates and issues in the international communication theory.

Contributors include: Arjun Appadurai Ulrich Beck; Oliver Boyd-Barrett; Manuel Castells; John D. H. Downing; Peter Evans; Karim H. Karim; John Sinclair, Elizabeth Jacka, and Stuart Cunningham; Joseph S. Nye Jr.; Monroe E. Price; La Pastina, Antonio Rego, Calcilda M; Roger Silverstone, Roger Georgian, Myria Georgion; Vandana Pednekar-Magal; Joseph Stiglitz

Vandana Pednekar-Magal is a professor of journalism and communication studies at Grand Valley State University. She has published in scholarly journals including Communication Law and Policy and Media, Culture and Society, and produced a documentary titled Divided by Language: India's Newspapers.