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The Reality of the Mass Media

Author : Niklas Luhmann
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German sociologist Luhmann applies his theory of social systems to the role of mass media in the constitution of social reality. He argues that the media is a set of recursive, self-referential programs of communication the functions of which are determined by the internal code information/noninformation rather than by the external values of truthfulness, objectivity, or knowledge nor by specific social interests or political directives. The text is enlarged somewhat from a July 1994 lecture, and translated from the second edition of Die Realitat der Massenmedien, published by Westdeustcher Verlag in 1996. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Reality of the Mass Media

Author : Niklas Luhmann
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"Luhmann argues that the system of mass media is a set of recursive, self-referential programs of communication, whose functions are not determined by the external values of truthfulness, objectivity, or knowledge, nor by specific social interests or political directives.

Inventing Reality

Author : Michael Parenti
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Communicating Unreality

Author : Gabriel Weimann
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Reviewing the images and meanings of the mass-mediated world, Gabriel Weimann examines the symbolic environment, where reality and fiction are almost inseparable. Through discussion of mass-mediated images of people, cultures, war, love, sex, death, community, and identity, he demonstrates that there is often a large gap between reality and the reconstruction of "realities" as communicated by the mass media.

Processes of Mass Communication

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Arab Mass Media

Author : William A. Rugh
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Examining the economic and organizational structure and operation of Arab mass media, Rugh (president, America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.) categorizes Arab print media into five subtypes, describing and analyzing them in separate chapters. Syria, Sudan, Libya, and pre-2003 Iraq

The Future of Post human Mass Media

Author : Peter Baofu
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Why should mass media be informational and accurate as much as its proponents would claimand, conversely, disinformational and propagandistic as much as its critics would argue? Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many since the modern era of mass media, neither of the two opposing views is correct, to the extent that a total analysis of media influence has yet to be adequately explored and understood. Something fundamentally vital to the analysis of communication has been missing. This is not to say, however, that the literature on media studies hitherto existing in history has been much ado about nothing; on the contrary, indeed, much can be learned from different theoretical approaches in the field. But the important point to remember here is that this book aims to show an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of mass media (which goes beyond both the pros and cons in the literature on media influence, while learning from them all). If true, this seminal view will alter the way of how mass media are to be understood, with its enormous theoretical implications for going beyond the existing paradigms on the future of communication, in a small senseand for predicting the future of open and closed societies, in a large sense.

Mass Media

Author : Joan Gorham
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Provides access to articles selected from the public press. This book includes an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor's resource guide with testing materials.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
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Author : Lawrence Grossberg
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The Second Edition of this bestselling text takes a unique approach to the study of mass communication and cultural studies by examining media as a whole - newspapers, books, magazines, radio, television, film - and its relationship with culture and society. Rather than viewing each major medium separately, authors Lawrence Grossberg, Ellen Wartella, D. Charles Whitney, and J. Macgregor Wise contend that mass communication cannot be studied apart from the other institutions in society and the other dimensions of social life - each is shaping and defining the other. MediaMaking: Mass Media in a Popular Culture explores the variety of ways in which the media are involved in our social lives, including the institutional, economic, social, cultural, and historical aspects.

Mass Media and the Reproduction of the International Order

Author : Tae-Jin Yoon
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Mass Media and Public Opinion

Author : Jyrki Jyrkiäinen
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A compilation of papers from a joint Finnish-Russian seminar on problems of communication research, this collection presents diverse opinions and results from researchers and observers in both countries. The titles of the papers and their authors are as follows: (1) "Role of Research and Training in Mass Communication and Public Opinion" (Pertti Hemanus); (2) "PRSS and Public Opinion: Relationship in the Process of Restructuring" (V. S. Korobeinikov); (3) "Two Versions of What Public Opinion Means" (Kauko Pietila); (4) "The Role of Mass Communication Media in Forming Public Opinion and Democratization of Life in the Workers' Collectives" (G. Sillaste); (5) "The Concentration of Finnish Newspapers" (Jyrki Jyrkiainen); (6) "TV and Public Opinion: Problems of Interaction" (A. Gagarkin and O. Kushnereva); (7) "Mass Media and Public Opinion: Problems of Interaction" (V. A. Mansurov); (8) "Role of Mass Media in Formation of Self-Consciousness of Subjects of Public Opinion" (M. Lauristin and P. Vihalemm); (9) "How the Finns Reacted to the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident" (Pertti Suhonen and Hannu Virtanen); (10) "Mass Information and Public Opinion" (I. D. Fomicheva); (11) "Images of the Soviet Union among Finnish Youth" (Pentti Raittila); (12) "Content Analysis in International Comparative Studies" (E. T. Bashkirova); (13) "Mass Media: Function of Public Opinion Expression" (V. D. Voinova); and (14) "The Role of Information in Public Opinion Formation" (A. N. Vlasova). (SR)

Alcohol and drug abuse education programs 1977

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Human Resources. Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
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Mass Media and the Moral Imagination

Author : Philip J. Rossi
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Current Theories in Scandinavian Mass Communication Research

Author : Mie Berg
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Mass Communication Theories and Research

Author : Alexis S. Tan
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Mass Media Politics and Democracy

Author : John Street
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This widely used and popular text provides a broad-ranging analysis of the relationship between the media and politics. Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes coverage of the mediatization of politics; of E-politics and governance; of the impact of 'reality TV'; and of issues raised by the reporting of war in Iraq.

Racism and the Mass Media

Author : Paul Hartmann
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Mass Media and the Political Process

Author : Thomas H. Heuterman
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Teacher s Guide to Accompany Film Readings in the Mass Media

Author : David Carr
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