Communication as Culture, Revised Edition: Essays on Media and Society / Edition 2

Communication as Culture, Revised Edition: Essays on Media and Society / Edition 2

by James W. Carey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415989760

ISBN-13: 9780415989763

Pub. Date: 09/10/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"In this classic text, James W. Carey maintains that communication is not merely the transmission of information. Reminding the reader of the link between the words "communication" and "community," he broadens his definition to include the drawing-together of a people that is culture. In this context, Carey questions the American tradition of focusing only on mass…  See more details below

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"In this classic text, James W. Carey maintains that communication is not merely the transmission of information. Reminding the reader of the link between the words "communication" and "community," he broadens his definition to include the drawing-together of a people that is culture. In this context, Carey questions the American tradition of focusing only on mass communication's function as a means of social and political control, and makes a case for examining the content of a communication - the meaning of symbols, not only the motives that originate them or the purposes they serve. He seeks to recast the goal of communications studies, replacing the search for deterministic laws of behavior with a simpler, yet far more challenging mission: "to enlarge the human conversation by comprehending what others are saying."" This new edition includes a new critical foreword by G. Stuart Adam that explains Carey's fundamental role in transforming the study of mass communication to include a cultural perspective and connects his classic essays with contemporary media issues and trends. This edition also adds a new, complete bibliography of all of Carey's writings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415989763
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/10/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
553,877
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 A Cultural Approach to Communication 11

2 Mass Communication and Cultural Studies 29

3 Reconceiving "Mass" and "Media" 53

4 Overcoming Resistance to Cultural Studies 68

5 The Mythos of the Electronic Revolution John J. Quirk Quirk, John J. 87

6 Space, Time, and Communications: A Tribute to Harold Innis 109

7 The History of the Future John J. Quirk Quirk, John J. 133

8 Technology and Ideology: The Case of the Telegraph 155

References 178

A Bibliography of James W. Carey 185

Index 199

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