Communication Theory Book Reviews Wanted

Communication Theory
Call for Book Review Proposals

The journal Communication Theory invites book reviews of one to three texts (maximum length 1500 words) of works relevant to the topic of communication theory, particularly those contributing to diversity in perspectives. Although Communication Theory is currently limited to publication in English, this new feature seeks to promote inclusivity through reviews of publications that are themselves not available in English. We prefer proposals to review books that have been published within the last ten years. Our aim is to facilitate comprehensive dialogue across linguistic and other boundaries, on our core communication issues. Proposals for book reviews will be considered on a rolling basis. These reviews would address one to three texts in 500-1500 words.

Please send proposals to the Editor-in-Chief, Karin.wilkins[at]austin.utexas.edu, who will consult with Associate Editors in determining approval.

Communication Theory offers a distinguished global forum for dialogue on critical theoretical issues in communication, through publication of insightful and innovative articles and reviews. This journal is committed to integrity through rigorous peer-reviewed processes that promote standards of excellence. We encourage submissions that reflect and recognize strength in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of communication, that consider diversity in perspectives, and that contribute to public engagement. Research articles and reviews are appropriate when they clearly advance theoretical approaches relevant to communication scholarship. We respect and invite diversity in areas of academic interest and research approaches, as well as in gender, sexuality, ethnic, national, and regional origin.

Books Available for Review

Several books currently available for review at the Journal of Language and Social Psychology have potential overlap with the areas of specialization related to intercultural dialogue:

*Ellis: Fierce entanglements: Communication and ethnopolitical conflict.
Peter Lang.
*McLeod and Shah: News frames and national security. Cambridge.
*Jefferson: Talking about troubles in conversation. Oxford.
*Holtgraves (Ed.): The Oxford handbook of language and social psychology.
Oxford.
*Bell: The guidebook to sociolinguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.

If you are interested in reviewing one of them, please contact Jake Harwood, book review editor, who says:

“Any additional information you can provide on your interest/qualifications for reviewing would help me to assign the books most appropriately. Please don’t request to review unless you can make a firm commitment to actually write the review…! Reviews range
from approximately 1000-3000 words, and reviews need to be completed
within 3 months. I can supply a copy of the book.”

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