Communication Theory: Media, Technology and Society / Edition 1

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Overview

Why is it impossible to be famous on the internet?

Why can't internet advertising compete with that on broadcast television?

Why have forecasts about the demise of mass media not eventuated?

In this book, David Holmes offers a new introduction to communication theory, but one that is relevant to today.

Most communication and media texts invariably address traditional concerns of content, representation, semiotics and ideology. This book integrates new media into media theory and asks us to take another look at our media environment.

Communication Theory:

  • Offers a clear and concise summary of media studies, present and future
  • Surveys the interrelationships between broadcast and network media
  • Critiques a popular notion that a 'second media age' will eclipse mass media
  • Looks at how media extend, replace and reproduce aspects of social life

This book offers a sophisticated, but lucid and compelling analysis of our contemporary media environment, which will be welcomed by all students of media and communication.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761970705
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction - a second media age? 1
2 Theories of broadcast media 20
3 Theories of cybersociety 44
4 The interrelation between broadcast and network communication 83
5 Interaction versus integration 122
6 Telecommunity 167
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