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Radio, television, and modern life : a phenomenological approach

Author: Paddy Scannell
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume challenges most standard academic approaches to the study of media. Far from criticizing broadcasting the book is a celebration of the ways in which it contributes to the overcoming of alienation and reification (the specific pathology of modernity) and thereby helps to restore the ordinary magic of everyday existence. It bases this argument on a careful historical analysis of how programmes mean; how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paddy Scannell
ISBN: 0631198741 9780631198741 063119875X 9780631198758
OCLC Number: 34472080
Description: vii, 192 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Intentionality --
2. Sociability --
3. Sincerity --
4. Eventfulness --
5. Authenticity --
6. Identity --
7. Dailiness.
Responsibility: Paddy Scannell.

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Written by one of the foremost and widely-respected writers in the field, this volume sheds new light on the forms and premises of the communicative experience. In doing so, it challenges the  Read more...

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