Ferdinand Tönnies on public opinion: selections and analyses

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000 - Business & Economics - 223 pages
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This book presents, for the first time in English, selections from Ferdinand Tonnies' classic Kritik der offentlichen Meinung (Critique of Public Opinion). Communication scholars Hanno Hardt and Slavko Splichal give a brief history of public opinion and provide the translation and original analyses of Tonnies' work, situating it theoretically and historically.

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Contents

Tonnies Public Opinion and the Public Sphere
49
Selections from Kritik der offentlichen Meinung
113
Public Opinion and the Public Opinion
133
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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).

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