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Globalizing and Changing Culture  

Hans J. Ladegaard

Although there is no exact definition of globalization, and relatively little empirical evidence on how it affects people’s lives, most scholars argue that it reflects an increasingly ... More

Gloria Anzaldúa: From Borderlands to Nepantla  

Diana Isabel Bowen

Gloria Anzaldúa was a Chicana feminist, queer, cultural critic, author, and artist who is well-known for her concept of the borderlands, physically referring to the U.S.–Mexico border, but ... More

Hegemony in Marxist Traditions  

Marco Briziarelli and Jeff Hoffmann

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Jul 2017
Hegemony generally refers to the mechanisms and dynamics describing how a determinate group comes to organize its ruling at multiple levels, such as the political economic, social, ... More

Homi Bhabha and Communication Studies  

J. Daniel Elam

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Nov 2018
Homi Bhabha (b. 1949) is among the founding generation of scholars of “postcolonial theory” as it emerged in the U.S. and U.K. academies in the 1980s and 1990s, and is currently the Anne ... More

Ideology in Marxist Traditions  

Mary E. Triece

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Jul 2018
The term ideology originated in 1796 and has been taken up in a variety of ways by scholars in disciplines including communication, sociology, anthropology, and economics. Generally ... More

Indigenous Languages: Their Threatened Extinction Is a Global Responsibility  

Diana Cárdenas, Roxane de la Sablonnière, and Donald M. Taylor

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Aug 2017
Indigenous languages are at the verge of extinction. For many indigenous communities, saving their languages means protecting one of the last-standing symbols of their cultural identity, a ... More

Intercultural Conflict  

Min-Sun Kim

Conflict, as part of interpersonal interactions, occurs in specific cultural settings. Viewing conflict as cultural behavior helps explain why disputes over seemingly similar issues can be ... More

Interethnic Communication  

Federica Pieragostini, Bruno Gabriel Salvador Casara, and Caterina Suitner

Globalization is making interethnic communication an increasingly widespread issue. The reduction of actual and psychological distances due to migratory flows and media communication ... More

Jesús Martín Barbero and Communication Studies  

Claudia Lagos Lira

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May 2018
Jesús Martín Barbero is a philosopher specializing in communication and culture, particularly focusing on Latin America as his major geographical research environment and emphasizing the ... More

Juan Carlos Rodríguez and Michel Foucault: Discourse, Ideology, and the Unconscious  

Malcolm K. Read

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Sep 2018
Louis Althusser bequeathed to his students and coworkers a rich but problematic legacy, not least of all with respect to his notion of the unconsciousness of ideology. Traditionally, even ... More

Judith Butler and Communication Studies  

Fiona Jenkins

Judith Butler is one of the most important contemporary critical theorists. Best known for her influential concept of gender as performance and her critique of the idea of natural binary ... More

Jürgen Habermas and Communication Studies  

John Rountree

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Jul 2018
Jürgen Habermas is a primary figure in the Frankfurt School of critical theory that emerged in Germany after World War II. He wrote several important works addressing a variety of fields, ... More

Labor, Culture, and Communication  

Steven K. May

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Nov 2018
Within the field of communication, scholars have argued that the work organization has become the central institution in modern society, often eclipsing the state, family, church, and ... More

Labor Politics in the Neoliberal Global Economy  

Mahuya Pal

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Feb 2017
Labor in the global neoliberal economy is configured by overlapping networks of power in a manner that sustains imperial patterns between nations and the profitability of transnational ... More

Liberalism and Neoliberalism  

Sean Phelan and Simon Dawes

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Feb 2018
Neither liberalism nor neoliberalism can be grasped coherently without talking about capitalism and democracy. If liberalism names the political ideology aligned to the historical ... More

Location-Based Ads and Exposure to Health and Risk Messages  

Jonathan van 't Riet, Jorinde Spook, Paul E. Ketelaar, and Arief Hühn

Many of us use smartphones, and many smartphones are equipped with the Global Positioning System (GPS). This enables health promoters to send us messages on specific locations where ... More

Mapping and Spatial Studies  

Joshua Ewalt

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Oct 2017
Critical communication studies of space and place consider the ways power becomes located within a wider topography of social relations. How a body thinks, its exposure to pollutants, or ... More

Marxist Traditions in Cultural Studies  

Lee Artz

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Nov 2018
Cultural studies seeks to understand and explain how culture relates to the larger society and draws on social theory, philosophy, history, linguistics, communication, semiotics, media ... More

Materialist Rhetoric  

Bryan J. McCann

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Apr 2018
The term materialist rhetoric refers to scholarly approaches that seek to account for the relationship between rhetoric and the world that it inhabits. Rhetoricians have differed sharply ... More

Media and Emotion  

Robin L. Nabi

Emotion has been incorporated into media effects research in multiple ways, which can be broadly summarized as considering emotion as a predictor of media selection, an outcome of media ... More

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