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Refiguring mass communication : a history

Author: Peter Simonson
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2010.
Series: History of communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This unique inquiry into the history and ongoing moral significance of mass communication also represents a defense, extension, and overhaul of the idea and social form of the discipline. Organized around narrative accounts of individuals and their communicative worlds, Refiguring Mass Communication illuminates significant but overlooked rhetorical episodes in history to enable modern-day readers to rehabilitate
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Simonson
ISBN: 9780252077050 0252077059 9780252035173 0252035178
OCLC Number: 434126051
Description: xi, 261 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The rhetorical invention of "mass communication" --
Paul's communicative figure --
Whitman's polytheistic mass --
Cooley's transcendentalist quest --
Merton's skeptical faith.
Series Title: History of communication.
Responsibility: Peter Simonson.

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