The media and modernity : a social theory of the media / John B. Thompson.Material type: TextPublication details: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 1995.Description: viii, 314 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN:
- Social theory of the media
- 302.23 THO 22
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -297) and index.
Communication and social context --
The media and the development of modern societies --
The rise of mediated interaction --
The transformation of visibility --
The globalization of communication --
The re-mooring of tradition --
Self and experience in a mediated world --
The reinvention of publicness.
What role have communication media played in the formation of modern societies? How should we understand the social impact of new forms of communication and information diffusion, from the advent of printing in fifteenth-century Europe to the expansion of global communication networks today? In this major new work, Thompson addresses these and other questions by elaborating a distinctive social theory of communication media and their impact. He argues that the development of communication media has transformed the spatial and temporal constitution of social life, creating new forms of action and interaction which are no longer linked to the sharing of a common locale. The consequences of this transformation are far-reaching and impinge on many aspects of our lives, from the most intimate aspects of personal experience and self-formation to the changing nature of power and visibility in the public domain. -- Publisher description.
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