Mass Communication And American Social Thought / Edition 1

Mass Communication And American Social Thought / Edition 1

by John Durham Peters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742528391

ISBN-13: 9780742528390

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

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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, the urban press, radio drama, soap opera, popular music, and television drama and news. This text is ideal for upper-level courses in mass communication and media theory, media and society, mass communication effects, and mass media history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742528390
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
548
Sales rank:
1,006,348
Product dimensions:
1.11(w) x 10.00(h) x 7.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : mass communication and American social thought : key texts, 1919-19681
1The process of social change21
2The house of dreams25
3From Winesburg, Ohio30
4From the Introduction to the science of sociology31
5Nature, communication, and meaning35
6The disenchanted man36
7Criteria of Negro art42
8The results of papaganda47
9Manipulating public opinion : the why and the how51
10From Middletown : a study in contemporary American culture58
11Communication74
12Conclusion91
13The integration of communication95
14Toward a critique of Negro music98
15From technics and civilization102
16The business nobody knows106
17The influence of radio upon mental and social life110
18Foreword116
19Human interest stories and democracy118
20From The fine art of propaganda (1939)124
21A powerful, bold, and unmeasurable party?128
22Democracy in reverse134
23Needed research in communication
24On borrowed experience : an analysis of listing to daytime sketches139
25Art and mass culture157
26Administrative and critical communications research166
27The popular music industry174
28From dialectic of enlightenment (1944)180
29Nazi propaganda and violence182
30Biographies in popular magazines188
31The Negro press206
32A social critique of radio music210
33The social and cultural context215
34The requirements218
35Mass media222
36The enormous radio224
37Mass communication, popular taste, and organized social action230
38Table from cummunication research and the social psychologist242
39Information, language, and society243
40Consensus and mass communication249
41What 'missing the newspaper' means254
42Industrialism and cultural values275
43Emerging from magic280
44Storytellers as tutors in technique293
45Our next frontier ... transoceanic TV309
46Communication in the Sovietized state, as demonstrated in Korea310
47The consumer's stake in radio and television318
48The unique perspective of television and its effect : a pilot study328
49Technology and political change338
50A theory of mass culture343
51Sight, sound, and fury353
52Between media and mass358
53The theory of mass society : a critique364
54Mass communication and para-social interaction : observations on intimacy at a distance373
55The mass society387
56FDR and the White House mail401
57Notes on a natural history of fads409
58Mass communication and socio-cultural integration417
59Modernizing styles of life : a theory426
60The social-anatomy of the romance-confession cover girl434
61The state of communication research440
62The state of communication research : comments446
63What is mass communication?454
64Social theory and mass media457
65Television and the public interest465
66The Kennedy assassination and the nature of political commitment472
67TV overseas : the U.S. hard sell480
68Aggressiveness in advanced industrial societies485
Other readers and historical collections in American mass communication study and related subjects499
The intellectual history of North American media studies, 1919-1968 : a selected bibliography (including works cited in interpretive essays)509

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