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Category: History Of Western Philosophy|
The author of the book: Daniel W. Rossides
Edition: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Date of issue: 01 Oct 2002
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 918 KB
City - Country: Lanham, MD, United States
Full description of the book Communication, Media, and American Society : A Critical Introduction:What is the role of communication technology and media in making American society more adaptive, equitable, and democratic? Analyzing the field of communication against an in-depth picture of American society, this provocative, wide-ranging text explores how communication enterprises are intrinsically linked to the establishment and maintenance of social power. Throughout the book, changes in communication capabilities are related to changes in wealth and income distribution, the structures of economic organizations, work and the professions, minorities, law and government, urbanization, popular culture, and globalization. In an engaging narrative the author presents empirical evidence that suggests that popular beliefs PDF about the democratic role of media and communications often are misguided. While we are in an information age, it is not an information revolution that can liberate society. Emphasizing new technologies and media in contemporary American society, Rossides shows how most forms of social communication throughout history-language, gestures, clothing, buildings and spaces, ships and railroads-have sustained social power.
About the author Daniel W. RossidesDaniel W. Rossides is professor of sociology emeritus, Bowdoin College. He has also taught at Hunter College, CUNY, and York University, Toronto. He has published books on social theory, social stratification, and the professions and disciplines, as well as articles on education for Change and The Journal of Higher Education. He is currently working on a manuscript titled Understanding American Capitalism.
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