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The media and modernity : a social theory of the media

Author: John B Thompson
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 1995.
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What role have communication media played in the formation of modern societies? How should we understand the social impact of new forms of communication and information diffusion, from the advent of printing in fifteenth-century Europe to the expansion of global communication networks today? In this major new work, Thompson addresses these and other questions by elaborating a distinctive social theory of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Thompson
ISBN: 0804726787 9780804726788 0804726795 9780804726795 0745610056 9780745610054
OCLC Number: 34469397
Description: viii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Communication and social context --
The media and the development of modern societies --
The rise of mediated interaction --
The transformation of visibility --
The globalization of communication --
The re-mooring of tradition --
Self and experience in a mediated world --
The reinvention of publicness.
Other Titles: Social theory of the media
Responsibility: John B. Thompson.


This wide--ranging and innovative book develops an original theory of the media and their impact on the modern world, from the emergence of printing to the most recent developments in the media  Read more...


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