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.
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.
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