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Emancipation, the media, and modernity : arguments about the media and social theory

Author: Nicholas Garnham
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book argues that the media are important because they raise a set of questions that have been central to social and political theory since the Enlightenment. In a series of probes into different sets of questions raised by the media, the argument of the book focuses on the problem raised by what Kant called the unsocial sociability of human kind. Under what conditions could autonomous, free individuals live in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Garnham
ISBN: 0198742258 9780198742258 019874224X 9780198742241
OCLC Number: 42953455
Description: vii, 206 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The media, emancipation, and modernity --
Media histories, media theories, and modernity --
The media as cultural industries --
The media as technologies --
Media producers --
Audiences: interpretation and consumption --
Culture, ideology, and aesthetics: the analysis and evaluation of media content --
The media and politics.
Responsibility: Nicholas Garnham.
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Nicholas Garnham argues against the advocates of post-modernity and the Information Society that we are not entering a new historical era but that, on the contrary, underlying debates about the media  Read more...

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Nicholas Garnham's new book is about moral philosophy, social theory and media analysis. Often these subjects are held to be separate. For Garnham, they are inseparable. This is certainly a major Read more...

 
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