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“Black Pioneers in Communication Research is a pathbreaking book that displays a refreshingly joyful and critical spirit. Here, communication theory is shown to be the work of real persons living real lives, asking real questions of real problems. By celebrating and evaluating the lives of Black scholars as they have sought to advance communication studies, readers are introduced to perhaps the first truly foundational text our field has to offer! By tracing pioneers' life histories up to their current contributions to the field of communication, students will not simply be exposed to a concept and its definition, but rather invited to explore the evolution of both the concept and its progenitor. This illuminates and enlivens the study of communication while helping readers to be conscious ...

Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.
Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.

Production for the market is a defining aspect of capitalist relations in the production of culture… Understanding the nature of the process of commoditization is central to our perspective on the changing importance of race and race ...

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