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Ernesto Laclau and Communication Studies  

Yannis Stavrakakis and Antonis Galanopoulos

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Jun 2018
Arguably one of the most important political theorists of our time, Ernesto Laclau has produced an extremely influential theoretical corpus involving a multitude of methodological and ... More

Ethical Issues and Considerations in Health and Risk Message Design  

Nurit Guttman

The design and dissemination of health and risk messages invariably involves moral and ethical issues. The choice of the topics, the focus on particular recommended practices, the choice ... More

Ethical Issues in Health Promotion and Communication Interventions  

Nurit Guttman

Health promotion communication interventions invariably raise ethical issues because they aim to influence people’s views and lifestyles, and they are often initiated, funded, and ... More

Ethics, Rhetoric, and Culture  

Ronald C. Arnett

Signification of human meaning dwells in ethics and culture, finding expression in and through rhetorical practices. Ethics and culture consist of goods and practices that gather the ... More

Ethnicity, Race, and Journalism  

Lynette Steenveld

“Ethnicity,” “race” and “journalism” are each problematized in this article on the relationship among them. They operate in diverse discourses relating to particularity and difference, and ... More

European Media Communication Policy, Development, and Governance  

Alison Harcourt

European communications policy is defined as European level coordination of national policies by institutions such as the European Union (EU), Council of Europe (CoE), European ... More

European Union: Integration, National, and European Identities  

Stephen M. Croucher

The European Union (EU) is an economic, political, and social conglomeration of 28 member nations. These member nations work together via a system of supranational institutional and ... More

European Union Telecommunications Policy  

Seamus Simpson

For most of the 20th century, telecommunications was a matter of national governance and thus of peripheral interest to the European Union. Then from the mid- to late-1980s, the EU began ... More

Evolutionary Approaches to Intergroup Communication  

Jinguang Zhang

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Aug 2017
Intergroup communication concerns the verbal and nonverbal interaction between individuals from different groups. Since about the 1980s, the social identity perspective (including social ... More

Exemplification Theory in Health and Risk Messaging  

Patric R. Spence, David Westerman, and Robert G. Rice

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May 2017
Humans often prefer representations that are cognitively easier to store, and such representations are easier to retrieve later to make judgments about the social world. Exemplification ... More

Facework and Culture  

Vail Fletcher

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Fact-Checking as Idea and Practice in Journalism  

Lucas Graves and Michelle A. Amazeen

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Feb 2019
Fact-checking has a traditional meaning in journalism that relates to internal procedures for verifying facts prior to publication, as well as a newer sense denoting stories that publicly ... More

Faith Communities and the Potential for Health Promotion  

Alice M. Kiger, Donna M. Fagan, and Edwin R. van Teijlingen

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May 2017
Faith communities play an important role in health promotion in some parts of the world, notably North America and sub-Saharan Africa. They appear to be less prominent in the United ... More

Fake News  

Bente Kalsnes

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Sep 2018
Fake news is not new, but the American presidential election in 2016 placed the phenomenon squarely onto the international agenda. Manipulation, disinformation, falseness, rumors, ... More

Family Communication  

Michelle Miller-Day

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Jan 2017
Families shape individuals throughout their lives, and family communication is the foundation of family life and functioning. It is through communication that families are defined and ... More

Family, Culture, and Communication  

V. Santiago Arias and Narissra Maria Punyanunt-Carter

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Aug 2017
Through the years, the concept of family has been studied by family therapists, psychology scholars, and sociologists with a diverse theoretical framework, such as family communication ... More

Family Relationships and Interactions: An Intergroup Approach  

Jordan Soliz

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Sep 2017
Families are not immune from intergroup processes that pervade other social relationships and institutions in society. Family relationships are often constituted by individuals with ... More

Fatalism and Locus of Control as a Consideration When Designing Health and Risk Messages  

Lijiang Shen

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Apr 2017
Fatalism is a set of beliefs that encompasses such dimensions as predestination, pessimism, and attribution of one’s health (life events) to luck. Locus of control refers to the extent to ... More

Fear Arousal and Health and Risk Messaging  

Jessica Gall Myrick and Robin L. Nabi

Fear is a negatively valenced discrete emotional state that is an inherent part of the human experience. With strong evolutionary roots, fear serves important functions, including alerting ... More

Feature Journalism  

Steen Steensen

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Aug 2018
Feature journalism has developed from being a marginal and subordinate supplement to (hard) news in newspapers to becoming a significant part of journalism on all platforms. It emerged as ... More

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