Mass Communication and American Social Thought
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 26 July 2021
  • ISBN : 0742528391
  • Page : 530 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 voters

Download or read online book entitled Mass Communication and American Social Thought, was written by John Durham Peters and published by Rowman & Littlefield in pdf, epub and kindle format. This book was released on 26 July 2021 with total pages 530. This anthology of hard-to-find primary documents provides a solid overview of the foundations of American media studies. Focusing on mass communication and society and how this research fits into larger patterns of social thought, this valuable collection features key texts covering the media studies traditions of the Chicago school, the effects tradition, the critical theory of the Frankfurt school, and mass society theory. Where possible, articles are reproduced in their entirety to preserve the historical flavor and texture of the original works. Topics include popular theater, yellow journalism, cinema, books, public relations, political and military propaganda, advertising, opinion polling, photography, the avant-garde, popular magazines, comics, the urban press, radio drama, soap opera, popular music, and television drama and news. This text is ideal for upper-level courses in mass communication and media theory, media and society, mass communication effects, and mass media history.