The collective monograph is devoted to interdisciplinary problems of communication in a modern multimodal society. A number of aspects outlining the status of communication studies as a scientific, practical and social phenomenon are discussed. The authors ask questions about the influence of digitalization on interpersonal and intercultural communication in the modern world, consider the philosophical and cultural meanings of the communicative self-identity of peoples from the positions of national and state ideologies, touch upon the problems of communication in various spheres and discourses: professional, media, political, scientific, educational and social. The monograph also touches on the linguo-axiological, image and linguistic-cultural aspects of communicative processes.The study consists of seven chapters that reveal the authors ' views on the current state and prospects for the development of communicative science and humanities in general. It is addressed to representatives of the scientific community - scientists, graduate students, undergraduates, as well as anyone interested in the issues of communication studies as an important and complex social phenomenon.