Mass Media in a Mass Society: Myth and Reality

Mass Media in a Mass Society: Myth and Reality

by Richard Hoggart

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826476265
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/29/2005
Series: Continuum Compact S
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author


Richard Hoggart is a distinguished cultural critic and author of The Uses of Literacy, his most celebrated book. Formerly Professor of English at Birmingham he has sat on many government advisory committees and was Chairman of the National Book League.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvi
Introductionviii
1Mass Society: An Outline1
2The View from Above: and a Parade of Persuaders, Defenders and Apologists24
3From Consumption, Concentration, Classless Compartments to Relativism47
4Celebrities, Sponsors, Youth82
5Broadcasting Yesterday and Today, Chiefly by the BBC108
6Language and Meanings140
7Gains and Losses158
8Baggage for the Road177
Index211

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