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Applied Social Sciences

Communication Studies

Editor(s): Gheorghe Clitan, Georgeta Raţă

Book Description

This book, Applied Social Sciences: Communication Studies, is a collection of essays specific to the field of Verbal and Non-verbal Communication. It contains essays on the role of communication in the academic library (interculturality), IT (collaborative web, digitalisation), literary fiction (folktale, Romanian drama), management (conflict management, election campaign discourse, public relations, terrorism risk), marketing (advertising, brand, cultural events), mass-media (censorship, glossies, image fabrication, journalistic approach, manipulation, media events, metaphorisation of discourse, news, public opinion, public space, television), organisations (cyberspace), and sports (volleyball). This book will appeal to professionals working in the fields of community college teaching, corporate communications, entertainment, human resources, journalism, management, marketing, media literacy, media management and media criticism, non-profit work, PhD work in communication, public relations, strategic planning, and training and consulting. The types of academic readership it will appeal to include: researchers, students, teacher trainers, and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who want to develop personally and professionally.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4340-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4340-7
Date of Publication: 01/02/2013
Pages / Size: 250 / A5
Price: £44.99


Georgeta Raţă currently works as an Associate Professor at the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Timişoara, Romania. She holds a BA in French and English and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Bucharest, Romania. Her main areas of research interest include languages, communication, and education sciences. She has authored English for Business (2006) and co-authored Communication and Marketing: A Compendium of Technical Terms in Romanian, English and French (2005), The French of Commerce (2007) and Economics and Business: A Compendium of Technical Terms in English and Romanian (2008).

Gheorghe Clitan currently works as an Associate Professor at the West University of Timişoara, Romania. He holds a BA and a PhD in Philosophy from the “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His main areas of interest are thinking, rhetoric, pragmatics and information theory. He authored Pragmatics and Postmodernism: On the Game between Rationality and Presuppositions in the Metaphilosophical Approach of Culture (2002) and Critical Thinking: A Micromonograph (2003), and co-authored A Guide for Solving Logical Reasoning Tests (2010).

Patricia-Luciana Runcan currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the West University of Timişoara, Romania. She holds a BA in Sociology from the same University, a BA in Law from the “Tibiscus” University of Timişoara, and a PhD in Sociology from the West University of Timişoara. She has authored Social Workers Face to Face with Their Clients (2006), Social Work: Family and Child (2008), Child Protection in Romania (2009), The National System of Social Work (2009), Depression in the Elderly (2010), Successful Scientific Paper in Humanities (2010), and The Case Management Method (2011).