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Media and Communication

Media and Communication

Second Edition

October 2020 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Media and Communication traces the historical development of media and communication studies in the 20th century. 

Paddy Scannell explores how the field formed and developed in both North America and in Europe, expertly introducing and explaining a host of essential media thinkers, ideas and concepts along the way.

Including a new chapter on media events, this second edition of a classic text provides a comprehensive yet personal – and always accessible – analysis of media and communication theory and history. It is an invaluable resource for students across media and communication studies, cultural studies, and sociology.
Part I The masses
1. Mass communication: Lazarsfeld, Adorno, Merton, USA, 1930s and 1940s
2. Mass culture: Horkheimer, Adorno, Brecht, Benjamin, Germany/USA, 1930s and 1940s
3. The end of the masses: Merton, Lazarsfeld, Riesman, Katz, USA, 1940s and 1950s
Part II Everyday life
4. Culture and communication: Leavis, Hoggart, Williams, England, 1930s–1950s
5. Communication and technology: Innis, McLuhan, Canada, 1950s–1960s
6. Communication as interaction: Goffman and Garfinkel, USA, 1950s–1970s
Part III Communicative rationality and irrationality
7. Communication and language: Austin, Grice, Sacks, Levinson, UK/USA, 1950s–1970s
8. Communication as ideology: Hall, UK, 1960s and 1970s
9. Communication and Publicness: Habermas, Germany (USA/UK), 1950s–1990s
10. Communication and celebration, Dayan (France) and Katz (Israel), 1990s
Afterword (2020)

Interesting, current and quality text for my students

Dr Memory Mabika
Communication and Applied Language Studies, University of Venda
April 27, 2022

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