The Influence of Communication Technologies on Political Participation and Social Interaction (Studies in journalism No.4)

The Influence of Communication Technologies on Political Participation and Social Interaction (Studies in journalism No.4)

By: Raymond N. Ankney (author)Hardback

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This study, using a new theoretical approach called cultural catalysis theory, argues that it was the diffusion of many communication technologies - not solely television - that contributed to a decline in Localism (participating in local political issues) and Cosmopolitanism.

Contents

Introduction - externalizing and internalizing technologies; literature review -early communications technologies, telephone, radio, television, cable television, VCR, videogames, home computer and Internet, automobile, charitable, community, fraternal and voluntary organizations, religious services, community socializing, voting and other political participation, forced local social capital, displacement, changes, demographics; theory - uses and gratifications and play theories, community ties, cultural catalysis theory; methods; results; discussion; appendices.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773466913
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780773466913
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0773466916

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