Media and Communication

Media and Communication

by Paddy Scannell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412902681

ISBN-13: 9781412902687

Pub. Date: 08/10/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

'…a great book, exciting, and very clearly written' - Klaus Schönbach, University of Amsterdam

'This is an excellent book that provides students with a broad series of summary outlines of key thinkers on media and communication, without conflating the two terms' - Michael Pickering, University of Loughborough

Magisterial in scope, Media and

Overview

'…a great book, exciting, and very clearly written' - Klaus Schönbach, University of Amsterdam

'This is an excellent book that provides students with a broad series of summary outlines of key thinkers on media and communication, without conflating the two terms' - Michael Pickering, University of Loughborough

Magisterial in scope, Media and Communication traces the historical development of media and communication studies. Media Studies itself has a short history but many antecedents, and in this comprehensive and compelling book, Paddy Scannell sets out to describe and analysize its formulation in North American and Europe.

'This is an excellent book that provides students with a broad series of summary outlines of key thinkers on media and communication, without conflating the two terms' Magisterial in scope, traces the historical development of media and communication studies. Media Studies itself has a short history but many antecedents, and in this comprehensive and compelling book, Paddy Scannell sets out to describe and analysize its formulation in North American and Europe.

Media and Communication:

- Offers an accessible and comprehensive analysis of the development of media and communication theory

- Includes a summary outline of all the key thinkers

- Looks at the study of communication across a range of disciplines—history, literature, sociology, philosophy and linguistics

- Challenges readers to engage with the central importance of communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412902687
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.09(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
Introduction     1
The masses     7
Mass communication: Lazarsfeld, Adorno, Merton, USA, 1930s and 1940s     9
Mass culture: Horkheimer, Adorno, Brecht, Benjamin, Germany/USA, 1930s and 1940s     31
The end of the masses: Merton, Lazarsfeld, Riesman, Katz, USA, 1940s and 1950s     63
Everyday life     91
Culture and communication: Leavis, Hoggart, Williams, England, 1930s-1950s     93
Communication and technology: Innis, McLuhan, Canada, 1950s-1960s     123
Communication as interaction: Goffman and Garfinkel, USA, 1950s-1970s     145
Communicative rationality and irrationality     169
Communication and language: Austin, Grice, Sacks, Levinson, UK/USA, 1950s-1970s     171
Communication as ideology: Hall, UK, 1950s and 1970s     198
Communication and Publicness: Habermas, Germany (USA/UK), 1950s-1990s     233
Conclusion     260
Index     294

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