Comm 498-001 and Comm 498-002 - Seminar (Communication and Urban Life)

Syllabus Comm 498-001 - Fall '17


Syllabus Comm 498-002 - Fall '17

Reading Citations (these readings will be linked below on this website under the week they are assigned):

**Please note that the below readings are available to you via the links provided on this webpage in our daily schedule. If articles are accessed via Boise State library databases, these links will NOT work if you are not directly connected to the Boise State University network. You MUST login to the library system BEFORE the links will take you directly to the pdf version of the reading.**

Bennett, Andy & Ian Rogers (2014). Street Music, Technology, and the Urban Soundscape. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 28(4): 454-464.

Borden, Iain (2004). ‘A Performative Critique of the City: The Urban Practice of Skateboarding, 1958-98’ Everything (2003) [Excerpt] in Malcom Miles and Tim Hall, with Iain Borden (Editors), The City Cultures Reader, 2nd edition (pp. 291-297). New York: Routledge.

Cheney, George, Morgan Wilhelmsson, & Theodore E. Zorn, Jr. (2002). 10 Strategies for Engaged Scholarship. Management Communication Quarterly: MCQ 16(1), 92-100.

Davis, Dylan (2011). Intergenerational Digital Storytelling: A Sustainable Community Initiative with Inner-city Residents. Visual Communication 10(4): 527-540.

Dempsey, Sarah, Mohan Dutta, Lawrence R. Frey, H.L. Goodall, D. Soyini Madison, Jennifer Mercieca, Thomas Nakayama, with Katherine Miller (2011). What is the Role of the Communication Discipline in Social Justice, Community Engagement, and Public Scholarship? A Visit to the CM Café. Communication Monographs 78(2), 256-271. [Excerpt = pp. 256-265]

Drzewiecka, Jolanta A. & Thomas K. Nakayama (1998). City Sites: Postmodern Urban Space and the Communication of Identity. Southern Communication Journal 64(1): 20-31.

Ellis, Carolyn (1998). What Counts as Scholarship in Communication? An Autoethnographic Response. American Communication Journal: ACJ 1(2).

Frey, Lawrence R. (2009). What a Difference More Difference-Making Communication Scholarship Might Make: Making a Difference From and Through Communication Research. Journal of Applied Communication Research 37(2), 205-214.

Gorsevski, Ellen W., Raymond I. Schuck, & Canchu Lin (2012). The Rhetorical Plasticity of the Dead in Museum Displays: A Biocritique of Missing Intercultural Awareness, Western Journal of Communication 76(3): 314-332.

Gumpert, Gary and Susan J. Drucker (2012). The Place of the Other. ETC: A Review of General Semantics 69(2), 106-114.

Gumpert, Gary and Susan J. Drucker (2008). Communicative Cities. The International Communication Gazette 70(3-4): 195-208.

Hess, Aaron and Art Herbig (2013). Recalling the Ghosts of 9/11: Convergent Memorializing at the Opening of the National 9/11 Memorial. International Journal of Communication 7, 2207-2230.

Jacobs, Jane (1992/1961). The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York: Vintage Books.
[Excerpt = Chapter 19: Visual Order: Its Limitations and Possibilities, pp. 372-391]

Lemke, Jeslyn (2016). From the Alleys to City Hall: An Examination of Participatory Communication and Empowerment among Homeless Activists in Oregon. Journal of Communication Inquiry 40(3): 267-286.

Lindenfeld, Laura A., Damon M. Hall, Bridie McGreavy, Linda Silka & David Hart (2012). Creating a Place for Environmental Communication Research in Sustainability Science. Environmental Communication 6(1): 23-43.

Mancino, Susan (2015). A Communicative Review of Museums. Review of Communication 25(3), 258-273.

Massey, Doreen (2004). ‘Space, Place, and Gender’ from Space, Place, and Gender (1994) [Excerpt] in Malcom Miles and Tim Hall, with Iain Borden (Editors), The City Cultures Reader, 2nd edition (pp. 307-310). New York: Routledge.

mcclellan, erin daina (2008). Place, Space, and Language: Vernacular Performances in and about a ‘Successful’ Urban Public Square. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies (Special Issue on Cities) 4(1).

Miles, Malcolm (2006/1997). Art, Space, and the City: Public Art and Urban Futures. New York: Routledge. [Excerpt = Chapter 2: Space, Representation and Gender, pp. 39-57]

Miles, Malcolm, Tim Hall, with Iain Borden (2004). Introduction to Part 2 in Malcom Miles and Tim Hall, with Iain Borden (Editors), The City Cultures Reader, 2nd edition (pp. 51-57). New York: Routledge.

Mumford, Lewis (2004). ‘What is a City?’ Architectural Record (1937) [Excerpt] in Malcom Miles and Tim Hall, with Iain Borden (Editors), The City Cultures Reader, 2nd edition (pp. 28-32). New York: Routledge.

Padhy, Mahendra Kumar (2015). Poverty Alleviation, Food Security, and Environmental Sustainability: The Contribution of Participatory Development Communication. Journal of Development Communication 26(2): 1-14.

Sussman, Gerald (2016). Nineteenth Century Telegraphy: Wiring the Emerging Urban Corporate Economy. Media History 22(1): 40-66.

Tracy, Sarah J. (2002). Altered Practice-Altered Stories-Altered Lives: Three Considerations for Translating Organizational Communication Scholarship Into Practice. Management Communication Quarterly: MCQ 16(1): 85-91.

Zukin, Sharon (1995). The Cultures of Cities. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. [Excerpt = Chapter 1: Whose Culture? Whose City?, pp. 1-48]

You are responsible for printing out or downloading the pdf version on a device large enough to easily access it (i.e., NOT your phone) to have it available in class each day we discuss them. 

All Readings will be linked in the daily schedule below. All readings are to be completed BEFORE each class period under which they are listed on the weekly calendar below. Be sure to bring the text and all relevant readings to class on the day they are discussed.

Weekly Assignments
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