The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Media

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Stanford University Press, 1995 - Social Science - 314 pages
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In this major new work Thompson addresses these and other questions by elaborating a distinctive social theory of communication media and their impact.
  

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Contents

Communication and Social Context
10
The Media and the Development of Modern Societies
44
The Rise of Mediated Interaction
81
The Transformation of Visibility
119
The Globalization of Communication
149
The Remooring of Tradition
179
Self and Experience in a Mediated World
207
The Reinvention of Publicness
235
Notes
266
Index
299
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John B. Thompson is a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.

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