Communication Studies

Encyclopedia of Deception

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Lying & Deception
Description

The Encyclopedia of Deception examines lying from multiple perspectives drawn from the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, business, political science, cultural anthropology, moral philosophy, theology, law, family studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more. From the “little white lie,” to lying on a resume, to the grandiose lies of presidents, this two-volume reference explores the phenomenon of lying in a multidisciplinary context to elucidate this common aspect of our daily lives. Not only a cultural phenomenon historically, lying is a frequent occurrence in our everyday lives. Research shows that we are likely to lie or intentionally deceive others several times a day or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes.

Key Features

  • More than 360 authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes, which are available in both print and electronic formats.
  • Entries are written in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of lying and self-deception.
  • Each article concludes with cross references to related entries and further readings.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40806
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Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Social Media & Politics
Description

The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics and the amazing transformations that social media use is rendering in other political systems heretofore resistant to democratization and change.  It reflects the changing landscape of politics where old modes and methods of political communication from elites to the masses (top down) and from the masses to elites (bottom up) are being displaced rapidly by social media, and where activists are building new movements and protests using social media to alter mainstream political agendas.

Key Features This three-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia set includes 600 short essays  that explore social media's impact on politics, such as “Activists and Activism,” “Issues and Social Media,” “Politics and Social Media,” and “Popular Uprisings and Protest.”  It includes a detailed appendix with material  tracking and illustrating social media usage by U.S. Senators and Congressmen. This encyclopediacovers how the changes in social networking through social media are affecting politics, both in the United States and in selected countries or regions around the world.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40685
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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

Description

The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work's scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination.

Features & Benefits: The book's 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages).  It includes a Reader's Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader's Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries provide search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40675
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Sage Video: Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Alternative Titles
Media Communication and Cultural Studies
Description

Collection of videos from Sage Publishing, in streaming format: Media, Communication & Cultural Studies.  Includes tutorials, interviews and documentaries.  Topics include popular culture, New Media, journalism and advertising.  Presents research methods for media studies, communications and cultural studies.  

Links to recommended readings in Sage Research Methods.

Create an account and log in to create and store clips, and share content across Sage Knowledge.

 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39826
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Chinese Newspapers Collection, 1832-1953

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection, PQHN, CNC, Historical Chinese Newspapers
Description

Searchable access to the backfiles of 12 English language newspapers, published in China during the period from 1832-1953. Each newspaper is reproduced with full page images, digitized from microfilm. The titles in this collection are listed below and may be searched in combination with the other ProQuest Historical Newspaper titles. These titles may also be searched as part of the ProQuest News & Current Events collection, which brings together current and historical newspaper content.

  • North China Herald (1850-1941)
  • Canton Times (1919-1920)
  • China Critic (1939-1946)
  • The China Press (1925-1938)
  • China Weekly Review (1917-1953)
  • Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)
  • Chinese Repository (1832-1851)
  • Peking Daily News (1914-1917)
  • Peking Gazette (1915-1917)
  • Peking Leader (1918-1919
  • Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)
  • Shanghai Times (1914-1921)
Type
Article Index
Database
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30728
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Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

Alternative Titles
Project for Excellence in Journalism
Description

PEJ tracks the transformation of journalism in a changing information landscape through its annual State of the News Media report and other special reports. Major reports examine news coverage, economic models for news and audience trends.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11935
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Pew Research Center

Alternative Titles
Pew Research Center Center for the People & the Press, Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Pew Research Hispanic Center, Pew Research Global Attitudes Project
Center for the People & the Press, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Social & Demographic Trends
Description

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

There are links to the individual projects from this gateway site.

Pew Research is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. All of its reports and datasets are made freely available in order to inform the public, the press and policymakers.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11931
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Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of International Media & Communications
Elsevier Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications
Description

The Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications exhaustively explores the ways that editorial content--from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials--is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world. For readers and researchers of all levels, the Encyclopedia provides perspective and context about content, delivery systems, and their myriad relationships, as well as clearly drawn avenues for further research.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Originally published in 2003, in four volumes.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11293
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Communication Abstracts

Alternative Titles
Comm Abstracts
Description
Communication Abstracts, formerly produced by Sage Publications, is a comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Containing over 244,000 records, Communication Abstracts covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11235
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21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook

Alternative Titles
Twenty-first Century Communication: A Reference Handbook
Description

Not only are media and technology converging with each other to produce new means of communicating but also individuals are increasingly using both new and existing communication tools to create new forms of communication. This handbook examines the convergence. Edited by William F. Eadie.

Type
Handbook
Coverage
2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10899
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