Religion and Communication

Religion and Communication : An Anthology of Extensions in Theory, Research, and Method

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In this anthology, prominent scholars in the field examine the relationship between religion and communication. Essays discuss the topic from various theoretical, methodological, and communication approaches including health communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural/interracial communication, organizational communication, rhetoric, and media studies. The cutting-edge research gathered here investigates religious ideologies and the role religious beliefs play in public life around the world. The book highlights the extent to which national and international events continue to propel religion into our public discourse, illuminating its critical role in how individuals and institutions see themselves and others. The scope, depth, and richness of the research presented here is critical, in this area of evolving scholarship, to understanding the centrality of religious beliefs and values to the ways we make sense of the world and our experiences in it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 298 pages
  • 155 x 230 x 17.78mm | 560g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1433112884
  • 9781433112881

Table of contents

Contents: Stephen M. Croucher/Tina M. Harris: Introduction - Lori Pindar/Karyn Ogata Jones: Understanding the Roles of Religion, Faith, and Communication in Managing Disability: Lessons Learned, Opportunities and Needs for Further Research - Stephen M. Croucher/Sandra L. Faulkner/Anthony T. Spencer/Bridget Long: A Comparative Analysis of the Relationship between Religion and Self-Disclosure in the US and India - Timothy W. Ross/Lisa N. Small: Relating to God through Interpersonal Communication Rituals - Jillian A. Tullis/Shawn D. Long: Intersecting Religion and Organizational Communication: A Communication Grounded Typology - Stephen M. Croucher/Ramune Braziunaite/Deepa Oommen: The Effects of Religiousness and Religious Identification on Organizational Dissent - Tina M. Harris/Sarah DeTurk: Promoting Interracial Communication within Religious Institutions - Nicole Ebgert/S. Roxanne Hall: Health Communication and Religion - Tina M. Harris/Timothy R. Worley: Deconstructing Lay Epistemologies of Religion within Health Communication Research - Troya Clark/Lee Davis/Lacey Kerfoot/Bailey Cordero/Ann Miller: A Systematic Review of Health Communication Regarding HIV/AIDS and Religion/Spirituality - Mark P. Orbe/R. Rennae Elliott: Race, Religion, and Contemporary U.S. Culture: A Semiotic Analysis of Mass Mediated Signifiers - Dini Homsey: Being a Christian Lebanese-American: The Intersection of Religion, Community, and Family as Influences on Ethnic Identity - Eric M. Kramer: Addressing the Grand Omission: A Brief Explanation of the Pragmatics of Intercultural Communication in Terms of Spiritual Systems - A Taxonomic Approach - James P. Dimock/Daniel Cronn-Mills/Jansen B. Werner: Not of the World: The Jehovah's Witnesses and "Saluting a Flag" - Thomas M. Lessl: Science and Religion: A Rhetorical Perspective - Ellen W. Gorsevski: The Post 9/11 Rhetoric of Coldplay's Viva La Vida: Promoting Christianity's Global Cultural Hegemony - Jennifer F. Wood/Patrick L. Stearns: Current Literature on Media and Religion: A Referential Advocacy for Religious Media Literacy.
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About Tina M. Harris

Stephen M. Croucher (PhD, University of Oklahoma) is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Jyvaskyla. He specializes in intercultural communication and religion. His work focuses on cultural adaptation, conflict, and religion. His book credits include Looking beyond the Hijab and Religious Misperceptions. He has published articles in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, the International Journal of Conflict Management, Mass Communication and Society, Communication Studies, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, and the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. He has edited Speaker and Gavel and the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research.
Tina M. Harris (PhD, University of Kentucky) is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia. She is the 2011 Religious Communication Association Scholar of the Year and a University of Georgia Josiah T. Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor (2010). She has published articles in Advances in Genetics Research, Communication Education, Health Communication, The Howard Journal of Communications, International and Intercultural Communication Annual, the Journal of Intergroup Relations, and New Directions for Teaching and Learning, among others.
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