Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory / Edition 1

Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory / Edition 1

by Nicholas Garnham
     
 

ISBN-10: 019874224X

ISBN-13: 9780198742241

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book adopts a polemical stance. It approaches the problems raised by the media by way of a set of arguments with the two dominant paradigms now current for thinking about the media: post-modernism and Information Society theory. It argues that the media are important because they raise a set of questions that have been central to social and political

Overview

This book adopts a polemical stance. It approaches the problems raised by the media by way of a set of arguments with the two dominant paradigms now current for thinking about the media: post-modernism and Information Society theory. It argues that the media are important because they raise a set of questions that have been central to social and political theory since the Enlightenment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198742241
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The media, emancipation and modernity
Media histories, media theories and modernity
The Media as Cultural Industries
The Media as Technologies
Media Producers
Audiences: Interpretation and consumption
Culture, Ideology and Aesthetics
Media and Politics
Bibliography

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