The Reality of the Mass Media / Edition 1

The Reality of the Mass Media / Edition 1

by Niklas Luhmann
     
 


In The Reality of the Mass Media, Luhmann extends his theory of social systems—applied in his earlier works to the economy, the political system, art, religion, the sciences, and law—to an examination of the role of mass media in the construction of social reality.See more details below

Overview


In The Reality of the Mass Media, Luhmann extends his theory of social systems—applied in his earlier works to the economy, the political system, art, religion, the sciences, and law—to an examination of the role of mass media in the construction of social reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804740777
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword....................vi
1 Differentiation as a Doubling of Reality....................1
2 Self-reference and Other-reference....................10
3 Coding....................15
4 System-specific Universalism....................23
5 News and In-depth Reporting....................25
6 Ricúpero....................42
7 Advertising....................44
8 Entertainment....................51
9 Unity and Structural Couplings....................63
10 Individuals....................71
11 The Construction of Reality....................76
12 The Reality of Construction....................88
13 The Function of the Mass Media....................95
14 The Public....................103
15 Schema Formation....................107
16 Second-order Cybernetics as Paradox....................117
Notes....................123
Index....................151

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