A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198841838

Daniel Chandler; Rod Munday
544 ページ
129 x 196 mm
Oxford Quick Reference
  • Includes more than 500 new entries, while over 2,000 have been fully revised and updated
  • Gives concise definitions on theoretical concepts as well as technical terminology
  • Covers the areas of media and of communication studies equitably, seeking to identify points of connection between mass and interpersonal communication
  • Heavily expands coverage of social media to incorporate terms that have become more central to media and communication studies in the last half decade
  • Fully cross-referenced, supplemented by web links, and complete with a biographical appendix

New to this Edition:

  • Heavily expands coverage of social media to incorporate terms that have become more central to media and communication studies in the last half decade
  • Includes more than 500 new entries

This authoritative and up-to-date A-Z covers all aspects of interpersonal, mass, and networked communication, including digital and mobile media, advertising, journalism, and nonverbal communication. This new edition is particularly focused on expanding coverage of social media terms, to reflect its increasing prominence to media and communication studies as a whole.
More than 2,000 entries have been revised, and over 500 new terms have been added to reflect current theoretical terminology, including concepts such as artificial intelligencecisgenderfake newshive minduse theory, and wikiality. The dictionary also bridges the gap between theory and practice, and contains many technical terms that are relevant to the communication industry, including dialogue editingnews aggregator, and primary colour correction.
The text is complemented by biographical notes and extensively cross-referenced, while web links supplement the entries. It is an indispensable guide for undergraduate students of media and communication studies, and also for those taking related subjects such as television studies, video production, communication design, visual communication, marketing communications, semiotics, and cultural studies.


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Biographical Notes


Daniel Chandler, Faculty Emeritus, Aberystwyth University, and Rod Munday, Lecturer in digital culture and gaming, Aberystwyth University
Daniel Chandler is a faculty emeritus at Aberystwyth University, where he established the Media and Communication Studies degree in 2002. He is the author of Semiotics: The Basics (Routledge, 3rd edition 2017), which has been translated into several languages (including Korean, Farsi, Arabic, Polish, and Chinese), and he is a consultant in marketing semiotics.
Rod Munday is a lecturer in digital culture and gaming at Aberystwyth University. He has worked in television post-production since the 1980s, including jobs at advertising agencies and Greenpeace International.

""Only connect" is the guiding principle of this remarkable work-not only a dictionary of communication and media but also a liberal education that enables users to see interesting relationships between many of the concepts it discusses. Written in an accessible style, authoritative and up-to-date, this new edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Media and Communication is a path breaking work and an essential reference tool. " - Arthur Asa Berger