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Theories of communication : a short introduction / Armand Mattelart and Michèle Mattelart; translated by Susan Gruenheck Taponier and James A. Cohen

Main Author Mattelart, Armand, 1936- Coauthor Mattelart, Michèle Secondary Author Taponier, Susan Gruenheck
Cohen, James A.
Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Sage Publications, 1998 Description 186 p. ; 20 cm ISBN 0-7619-5647-6 CDU 659.3 316.77
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book provides a concise introduction to the development of communication theory for beginning students. Written in an engaging and approachable style, it offers an historical account of the development of all the major theoretical approaches. Theories of Communication sums up clearly and methodically the range of existing theories and explains the how and why diverse currents and schools of thought emerged. The strength of this book resides in the multiplicity of theories presented, including such widely differing currents as the first exponents of "Mass Communication Research," the Chicago School, the Palo Alto School, structuralism, and the later paradigms of constructivism and ethnomethodology. It further covers linguistic approaches, new theories of reception, and the political economy of cultural globalization.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • The Social Organism
  • New World Empiricism
  • Information Theory
  • The Cultural Industry, Ideology and Power
  • Political Economy
  • The Return of Everyday Life
  • The Dominion of Communication

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Armand Mattelart is Professor of Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Paris-VIII (Saint Denis)
Michele Mattelart is an independent researcher

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