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Social Theories of the Press : Constituents of Communication Research, 1840s to 1920s - Hanno Hardt

Social Theories of the Press

Constituents of Communication Research, 1840s to 1920s

By: Hanno Hardt, James W. Carey (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 28th December 2001
ISBN: 9780742511347
Number Of Pages: 211

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Hanno Hardt has thoroughly revised and expanded his pre-history of communication research in the United States. With the notable addition of Karl Marx's journalism-focused writings and a new foreword by James W. Carey, this edition covers intellectual contributions from several German theorists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as first-generation U.S. sociologists who were influenced by this scholarship. A new concluding chapter explores the continuing influence of German social thought and the contemporary shift of paradigms in U.S. communication research, including approaches such as critical (Marxist) and cultural studies. Visit our website for sample chapters!

This volume, particularly with its spirited conclusion, lays down a major challenge to our understanding of the history of communication research.--James W. Carey, Columbia University

Foreword
Preface
Mass Communication Research and Society: An Introductionp. 1
Communication and Change: Karl Marx on Press Freedomp. 19
The Nerves of Society: Albert Schaffle on Symbolic Communicationp. 43
The News of Society: Karl Knies on Communication and Transportationp. 67
The Linkages of Society: Karl Bucher on Commerce and the Pressp. 85
The Mirrors of Society: Ferdinand Tonnies on the Press and Public Opinionp. 107
The Conscience of Society: Max Weber on Journalism and Responsibilityp. 127
The "American Science" of Society: Albion Small, Edward Ross, and William Sumner on Communication and the Pressp. 143
Communication and Social Thought: Decentering the Discourse of Mass Communication Researchp. 169
Notes and Referencesp. 185
Indexp. 203
About the Authorp. 211
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ISBN: 9780742511347
ISBN-10: 0742511340
Series: Critical Media Studies (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 28th December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.34  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised