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Myths for the Masses: An Essay on Mass Communication (Blackwell Manifestos)

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With a lively and engaging style, Myths for the Masses provides a critical, interdisciplinary, and historically informed statement about the rise of mass communication in Western societies, and its impact on contemporary life. Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject, this book ponders the dominant and the detrimental effects of the mass-produced message in an age overrun by telecommunications and consumerism, and examines its detrimental effects.

Hanno Hardt convincingly argues that the active presence of media organizations rather than the collective will of the people, forms and re-forms the social, cultural, economic and political landscapes of society. The book exposes mass communication to a close examination of many of its real or assumed functions in a modern world, and re-evaluates its traditional role as a bastion of democracy and a celebrant of mass society.

Synopsis:

With a lively and engaging style, Myths for the Masses provides a critical, interdisciplinary, and historically informed statement about communication in contemporary life.

Synopsis:

With a lively and engaging style, Myths for the Masses provides a critical, interdisciplinary, and historically informed statement about communication in contemporary life.

  • Written by Hanno Hardt, one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject.

  • Offers a comprehensive appraisal of mass communication.

  • Provides a critical perspective on media and communication in society.

  • Contains critical insights into the state of mass communication, democracy, and the construction of the self in society.

About the Author

Hanno Hardt is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa. He is the author of many scholarly journal articles and of books such as Social Theories of the Press: Early German and American Perspectives (1979, second edition 2001), Critical Communication Studies: Communication, History & Theory in America, (1992), and Interactions: Critical Studies in Communication, Media, and Journalism (l998).

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Mass Communication and the Promise of Democracy.

2. Mass Communication and the Meaning of Self in Society.

Bibliography.

Subject Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631236214
Author:
Hardt, Hanno
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Hardt
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Subject:
Communication Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
July 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 13 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Synopsis" by , With a lively and engaging style, Myths for the Masses provides a critical, interdisciplinary, and historically informed statement about communication in contemporary life.
"Synopsis" by , With a lively and engaging style, Myths for the Masses provides a critical, interdisciplinary, and historically informed statement about communication in contemporary life.

  • Written by Hanno Hardt, one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject.

  • Offers a comprehensive appraisal of mass communication.

  • Provides a critical perspective on media and communication in society.

  • Contains critical insights into the state of mass communication, democracy, and the construction of the self in society.

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