A Self-Renewing Society: The Role of Television and Communications Technology

A Self-Renewing Society: The Role of Television and Communications Technology

By: N.D. Batra (author)Hardback

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Through the broad perspective of the systems theory, the sociobiology of self-renewal and the use of historical-critical research, this book explores the process of continuous dying and re-birth occurring daily in American society, in every society. Conceptualizing the media and communications technology as the collective nervous system of a society can help us in understanding the above-mentioned 'renewing' process. Of interest to professors and students of mass communications, government and public pol information science.

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About Author

N.D. Batra is Professor and Chairman of the Communications Department at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.


Self-renewing systems; order to disorder through fluctuations; freedom in the goldfish bowl; collectivization of free speech; the right to know in a self-renewing society; different approaches to truth; politics in the republic of television; the American president in the age of "we the media"; the electronic age congress; programming the American mind; communications technology and the human nervous system; essentials of a self-renewing society.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/10/1990
  • ISBN13: 9780819179487
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 194
  • ID: 9780819179487
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 0819179485

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