Theories of Communication
A Short Introduction
- Armand Mattelart - University of Paris, France
- Michèle Mattelart - University of Haute-Bretagne
Communication and Media Studies (General) | Mass Communication (General)
The book summarizes clearly and methodically the range of existing theories; explains how and why the diverse currents and schools of thought emerged; and contextualizes all the major approaches, including those of cultural studies and political economy, in their historical, social and intellectual setting.
Theories of Communication is an essential text for all students of media, communication and cultural studies. It will also be welcomed by anyone seeking to understand the changes that have accompanied the rise of the so-called `information society'.
This book effectively introduces a historical development of communication theories. I strongly recommend this book to my students.
good, but not adequate for my assignment