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Theorizing Communication : a History.

Author: Dan Schiller
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers the first detailed intellectual history of communication study, from its beginnings in late nineteenth-century critiques of corporate capitalism and the burgeoning American wireline communications industry, to contemporary information theory and poststructuralist accounts of communicative activity. Schiller identifies a problematic split between manual and intellectual labor that outlasts each of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Schiller
ISBN: 9781602560994 1602560994
OCLC Number: 475957038
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Chapter One. Communication and Labor in Late 19th-century America; Chapter Two. The Anomaly of Domination; Chapter Three. The Opening Toward Culture; Chapter Four. The Contraction of Theory; Chapter Five. Toward a Unified Conceptual Framework; Notes; Index.

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This book offers the first detailed intellectual history of communication study, from its beginnings in late nineteenth-century critiques of corporate capitalism and the burgeoning American wireline communications industry, to contemporary information theory and poststructuralist accounts of communicative activity. Schiller identifies a problematic split between manual and intellectual labor that outlasts each of the field's major conceptual departures, and from this vital perspective builds a rigorous critical survey of work aiming to understand the nexus of media, ideology, and information i.

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