- Karl Erik Rosengren - University of Lund, Sweden, Lund University, Sweden
Communication and Media Studies (General)
Accessibly written and assuming no prior knowledge of the discipline Communication: An Introduction: offers a thorough, yet lively, examination of all aspects of human communication, including: a summary of its nature, form and function; a detailed analysis of all the levels of communication; a description and overview of the different traditions of communication studies; and a consideration of the future of communication - as a phenomenon and as a field of research.
This is one of the few books in cultural studies which tries to intergrate analysis of texts with contexts (i.e. representation, the production of representation and political economy)' - Critical Arts
`An impressively clear and thoughtful introduction to communication science. Uniquely, this outlines the core integrating concepts of an emergent discipline, spanning interpersonal, group, organisational, mass-societal, and international levels of communication. This is an indispensable text for communication students' - Jay G Blumler, Emeritus Professor, The University of Leeds
Too theoretical and too advanced language for a group of bachelor students from 6 different countries, neither of which are native English speakers. I have used the book as supplemental material while preparing my lectures.
A really interesting book that looks in to the many aspects of communication; I will be recommending all of my business students to read this book and utilise as a point of reference.