JOHNSON CITY – (March 31, 2017) “Communication Perspectives on Popular Culture” is the tile of a new book co-edited by Dr. Andrew Herrmann, assistant professor of Communication Studies and Performance at East Tennessee State University.
The book, which is also co-edited by Art Herbig, is part of a new book series. In this first book, Herrmann and Herbig bring together communication experts with diverse backgrounds, including interpersonal communication, business and organizational communication, mass communication, media studies, narrative, rhetoric, gender studies, autoethnography, popular culture studies and journalism.
These contributors tackle topics such as music, broadcast and Netflix television shows, movies, the Internet, video games and more as they connect popular culture to personal concerns as well as larger political and societal issues.
Ann Larabee from Michigan State University describes the book as “an invaluable contribution to popular culture studies in media and communications.”
Herrmann holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of South Florida. At ETSU, he teaches courses in organizational communication, communication technology and communication ethics. His critical communication research focuses on the intersection of personal identity and narrative in organizational, occupational, mediated and relational contexts. His publications appear in various journals, includingDepartures in Critical Qualitative Research, International Journal of Communication, and the International Review of Qualitative Research, among others.
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