Media and Communication

Media and Communication

By: Paddy Scannell (author)Paperback

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'!a great book, exciting, and very clearly written' - Klaus Schonbach, University of Amsterdam 'This book invites us to be more generous and imaginative than we have been in how we interpret the story of media research and it leads the way by embodying that spirit. The effects tradition and cultural studies will never look the same again' - John D Peters, University of Ohio 'This is an excellent book that provides students with a broad series of summary outlines of key thinkers on media and communication, without conflating the two terms' - Michael Pickering, University of Loughborough 'This is an original and lucid account of the emergence of two linked academic fields -- media studies or mass communication and cultural studies...Scannell, a historian of the BBC and a brilliant analyst of both radio and TV, writes knowledgeably and perceptively about intellectual developments on both sides of the Atlantic...It will inform both newcomers to the study of media and communication and experts who inhabit these fields but not their history.It is a good reference and a good read -- highly recommended' - Michael Schudson is Professor of Communication and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego Magisterial in scope, Media and Communication traces the historical development of media and communication studies. Media Studies itself has a short history but many antecedents, and in this comprehensive and compelling book, Paddy Scannell sets out to describe and analysize its formulation in North American and Europe. Media and Communication: - Offers an accessible and comprehensive analysis of the development of media and communication theory - Includes a summary outline of all the key thinkers - Looks at the study of communication across a range of disciplines--history, literature, sociology, philosophy and linguistics - Challenges readers to engage with the central importance of communication.

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Paddy Scannell worked for many years at the University of Westminster (London) where he and his colleagues established, in 1975, the first undergraduate degree program in Media Studies in the UK. He is a founding editor of Media, Culture and Society which began publication in 1979 and is now issued six times yearly. He is the author of A Social History of British Broadcasting, 1922-1939 which he wrote with David Cardiff, editor of Broadcast Talk and author of Radio, Television and Modern Life. He is currently working on a trilogy. The first volume, Media and Communication, was published in June 2007. Professor Scannell is now working on the second volume, Television and the Meaning of 'Live.' The third volume, Love and Communication, is in preparation. His research interests include broadcasting history and historiography, the analysis of talk, the phenomenology of communication and culture and communication in Africa.


PART ONE: THE MASSES Mass communication: Lazarsfeld, Adorno, Merton USA, 1930s and 1940s Mass culture: Horkheimer, Adorno, Brecht, Benjamin Germany/USA, 1930s and 1940s The end of the masses: Merton, Lazarsfeld, Riesman, Katz USA, 1940s and 1950s PART TWO: EVERYDAY LIFE Culture and communication: Leavis, Hoggart, Williams England, 1930s-1950s Communication and technology: Innis, McLuhan Canada, 1950s-1960s Communication as interaction: Goffman and Garfinkel USA, 1950s-1970 PART THREE: COMMUNICATIVE RATIONALITY AND IRRATIONALITY Communication and language: Austin, Grice, Sacks, Levinson UK/USA, 1950s-1970s Communication as ideology: Hall UK, 1960s and 1970s Communication and publicness: Habermas Germany (USA/UK), 1950s-1990s Conclusion

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  • publication date: 18/06/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412902694
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781412902694
  • weight: 572
  • ISBN10: 141290269X

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