Mass Communication and American Social Thought
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Mass Communication and American Social Thought


  • Author : John Durham Peters
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 0742528391


Mass Communication and American Social Thought Book Description :

This anthology of hard-to-find primary documents provides a solid overview of the foundations of American media studies. Focusing on mass communication and society and how this research fits into larger patterns of social thought, this valuable collection features key texts covering the media studies traditions of the Chicago school, the effects tradition, the critical theory of the Frankfurt school, and mass society theory. Where possible, articles are reproduced in their entirety to preserve the historical flavor and texture of the original works. Topics include popular theater, yellow journalism, cinema, books, public relations, political and military propaganda, advertising, opinion polling, photography, the avant-garde, popular magazines, comics...

Refiguring Mass Communication

Refiguring Mass Communication


  • Author : Peter Simonson
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780252077050


Refiguring Mass Communication Book Description :

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Media and Communication

Media and Communication


  • Author : Paddy Scannell
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2007-06-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781446232613


Media and Communication Book Description :

"An excellent book providing students with a historical understanding of mass media and communication. Theories, concepts and models are intertwined throughout the chapters challenging students to critically understand and evaluate the role of mass media in society." - Stephanie Goodwin, University of Central Lancashire "In a field whose boundaries are porous and where there is no consensus as to the core concepts, theories and thinkers, Scannell brings certainty to his effort to identify key moments in the history of the study of the media and communication... Essential reading for anyone interested in the historical development of the study of the media in the US and the UK." - Times Higher Education "His account of these major writers and movement...

The SAGE Handbook of Media Processes and Effects

The SAGE Handbook of Media Processes and Effects


  • Author : Robin L. Nabi
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-09-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483374888


The SAGE Handbook of Media Processes and Effects Book Description :

The study of media processes and effects is one of the most central to the discipline of communication and encompasses a vast array of theoretical perspectives, methodological tools, and applications to important social contexts. In light of this importance—as well as the rapid changes in the media environment that have occurred during the past 20 years—this Handbook explores where media effects research has been over the past several decades, and, equally important, contemplates where it should go in the years ahead. COVERAGE Part I offers an overview of the field and conceptualizations of media effects, along with a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies used in the study of media effects. Part II focuses on prominent theoretical a...

The Social Thought of C  Wright Mills

The Social Thought of C Wright Mills


  • Author : A. Javier Trevino
  • Publisher : Pine Forge Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781412993937


The Social Thought of C Wright Mills Book Description :

This inaugural volume of the Pine Forge Press Social Thinkers series provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influences of C. Wright Mills. Accessible and provocative, this book closely examines the writings and ideas of C. Wright Mills that now, over half a century later, remain crucial in better understanding today's world. The book's primary focus is on two of his lifelong intellectual concerns: the interrelationship between social structure and personality and the bureaucratization of modern society and the power relations it produces. The book is ideal for use as a self-contained volume or in conjunction with sociological theory textbooks....

Communications

Communications


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Communication
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  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105121722388


Communications Book Description :

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Framing Pictures

Framing Pictures


  • Author : Steven Jacobs
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-27
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780748688715


Framing Pictures Book Description :

Steven Jacobs' book provides a unique critical intervention into a relatively new area of scholarship - the multidisciplinary topic of film and the visual arts....

Politics  Social Networks  and the History of Mass Communications Research  Rereading Personal Influence

Politics Social Networks and the History of Mass Communications Research Rereading Personal Influence


  • Author : Peter Simonson
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030158671


Politics Social Networks and the History of Mass Communications Research Rereading Personal Influence Book Description :

Revisits the 1956 classic , "Personal Influence : The part played by people in the flow of mass communications, " by Elihu Katz and Paul Lazarsfeld....

Social Theories of the Press

Social Theories of the Press


  • Author : Hanno Hardt
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2001-10-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461642442


Social Theories of the Press Book Description :

Hanno Hardt has thoroughly revised and expanded his 'pre-history' of communication research in the United States. With the notable addition of Karl Marx's journalism-focused writings and a new foreword by James W. Carey, this edition covers intellectual contributions from several German theorists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as first-generation U.S. sociologists who were influenced by this scholarship. A new concluding chapter explores the continuing influence of German social thought and the contemporary shift of paradigms in U.S. communication research, including approaches such as critical (Marxist) and cultural studies....