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No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior / Edition 1

No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior / Edition 1

by Joshua Meyrowitz
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The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior.Meyrowitz shows how, with electronic media, our experiences and behaviors are no longer shaped by where we are or who is 'with' us. Television, he claims, has altered the balance between public and private spaces and lifted many of the old veils of secrecy between children and adults, men and women, and politicians and average citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900195042312
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/28/1986
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Joshua Meyrowitz is Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire, where he has won numerous honors, including the Lindberg Award for Outstanding Scholar-Teacher in the College of Liberal Arts. He is the author of scores of articles on media and society that have appeared in scholarly journals and anthologies, as well as in general-interest magazines and newspapers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Behavior in Its Place
Part I--Media as Change Mechanisms
Media and Behavior: A Missing Link
Media, Situations, and Behavior
Why Roles Change When Media Change
Part II--From Print Situations to Electronic Situations
The Merging of Public Spheres
The Blurring of Public and Private Behaviors
The Separation of Social Place from Physical Place
Part III--The New Social Landscape
New Group Identities
New Ways of Becoming
Questioning Authority
Effect Loops
Part IV--Three Dimensions of Social Change
The Merging of Masculinity and Femininity
The Blurring of Childhood and Adulthood
Lowering the Political Hero to Our Level
Part V--Conclusion
Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?
Appendix: Discussion of Terms

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