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Mass Communication and American Social Thought: Key Texts, 1919-1968
     

Mass Communication and American Social Thought: Key Texts, 1919-1968

by John Durham Peters
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461640004
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/03/2004
Series:
Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
552
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

John Durham Peters is F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Peter Simonson is assistant professor of communication at the University of Pittsburgh.

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