Communication as Culture: Essays on Media and Society

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Psychology Press, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 241 pages
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Carey's seminal work joins central issues in the field and redefines them. It will force the reader to think in new and fruitful ways about such dichotomies as transmissions vs. ritual, administrative vs. critical, positivist vs. marxist, and cultural vs. power-orientated approaches to communications study. An historically inspired treatment of major figures and theories, required reading for the sophisticated scholar' - George Gerbner, University of Pennsylvania ...offers a mural of thought with a rich background, highlighted by such thoughts as communication being the 'maintenance of society in time'. - Cast/Communication Booknotes These essays encompass much more than a critique of an academic discipline. Carey's lively thought, lucid style, and profound scholarship propel the reader through a wide and varied intellectual landscape, particularly as these issues have affected Modern American thought. As entertaining as it is enlightening, Communication as Culture is certain to become a classic in its field.
 

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These essays encompass much more than a critique of an academic discipline. Carey's lively thought, lucid style, and profound scholarship propel the reader through a wide and varied intellectual landscape, particularly as these issues have affected Modern American thought. As entertaining as it is enlightening, Communication as Culture is certain to become a classic in its field.  

Contents

A Cultural Approach to Communication
13
Mass Communication and Cultural Studies
37
Reconceiving Mass and Media
69
Overcoming Resistance to Cultural Studies
89
The Mythos of the Electronic Revolution
113
The History of the Future
173
Works Cited
231
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Carey is Dean of the College of Communications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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