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A choice of futures

Author: F E Emery; Merrelyn Emery
Publisher: Leiden : Martinus Nijhoff, 1976.
Series: International series on the quality of working life, v. 4.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Emery, F.E. (Frederick Edmund).
Choice of futures.
Leiden : Martinus Nijhoff, 1976
(OCoLC)559920319
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F E Emery; Merrelyn Emery
ISBN: 9020706357 9789020706352
OCLC Number: 2688481
Description: x, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I A model of man as communicator, Introduction.- 1. Persuasion and communication.- 2. Informational structure of the physical world.- 3. Assumptions relating an individual to the informational structure of his environment.- 4. Basic characteristics of interpersonal situations.- 4.1. A question of notation.- 4.2. General properties of the ABX model.- 5. Awareness, images (symbolization) and psycho-logic.- 5.1. Consciousness of thinking.- 5.2. Information handling and the affect system.- 5.3. Psycho-logics.- 6. The extended social field and its informational structure.- 6.1. The assumption of an extended social field.- 6.2. Other social forms.- 6.3. Extended social field as dilemma of man.- II The modern media and man.- 7. Differences between the communication functions of the mass media, for individuals.- 7.1. The functions of the different mass media.- 7.2. Evidence of general differences between mass media.- 7.3. Media and persuasion.- 8. Television and maladaptation.- 8.1. Introduction.- 8.2. The most probable of the negative scenarios - a continuation of the present.- 9. Television is a dissociative medium OR tele turns you off.- 9.1. Vigilance and attention.- 9.2. Visual stimuli and the left cortex.- 9.3. Diencephalic and mesencephalic functions.- 9.4. The characteristic mode of response to television..- 9.5. Old brain function.- 9.6. Black and white versus colour.- 9.7. TV is inherently rewarding.- 9.8. Effects on the motor system.- 9.9. A note on motivation.- 10. The long term consequences of regular viewing.- 10.1. Dream deprivation and its effects.- 10.2. Television and the young.- 10.3. Some speculations back into reality.- 10.4. Television and education.- 11. Further notes on maladaptive strategies.- 11.1. Organizational consequences of dissociation: laissez-faire..- 11.2. Two other negative scenarios.- 11.2.1. Segmentation.- 11.2.2. Cycles of superficiality.- 12. Taking stock of McLuhan.- 12.1. The key McLuhan metaphors.- 12.2. The missing link: the face and shame.- 12.3. Summary.- III Human communication and the adaptive response, Introduction.- 13. Communication requirements in an adaptive society.- 13.1. Social design theory.- 13.2. Communication in a social system based on redundancy of its parts i.e. bureaucratically arranged.- 13.3. Communication in a society based on the multifunctioning of its parts i.e. democratized.- 14. Human communications in work.- 14.1. The world of work.- 14.2. Matrix organizations and organizational values.- 15. Human communication and community life.- 15.1. Revival of community life.- 15.2. Development in rural communities.- 16. Leisure: recreation or the pursuit of beauty?.- Epilogue.- Appendix A. War and the stability of Australia's future.- Appendix B. Computers and communication.- Appendix C. Computers, communications and containerization.
Series Title: International series on the quality of working life, v. 4.
Responsibility: Fred Emery and Merrelyn Emery.

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