Gary Gumpert, Series Editor
Urban Communication Series
Cities are inherently places of
communication, meeting spaces for interaction and/or observation. The nature of any communication venue is altered by social
and technological circumstances and the urban environment is altered, in turn, by changes in communication patterns. We need
to understand relationships among these significant forces--communication, technology, and the urban, suburban, rural environment--as
they shape each other. Communication systems and urban social systems can be examined at multiple levels as scholars and planners
examine interaction in public spaces, neighborhood communication patterns, and urban systems of transport.
The focus of this series is on social relationships in a swiftly changing
communication environment. Media coverage of urban issues, conflict resolution and contested urban space, visual communication,
rhetorical dimensions of urban life, film and the city, journalism, the ethnic press, local media and public policy are just
some of the areas of relevance. Volumes in this series provide a forum to explore and discuss the challenges created by the
intersection of communication and urban life, focusing on what communication scholarship has to offer for enhanced understanding
of cities and for the development of a public policy that takes into account communication needs and practices.
Books in Series
Communicative Cities in the 21st Century edited by Matthew
Matsaganis, Vicotria Gallagher and Susan Drucker.