Remodelling Communication: From WWII to the WWW

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University of Toronto Press, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 161 pages
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Covering major developments from post-war cybernetics and telegraphy to the Internet and our networked society, Remodelling Communication explores the critical literature from across disciplines and eras on the models used for studying communications and culture.

Proceeding model-by-model, Genosko provides detailed explanations of mathematical, semiotic, and reception theory's encoding/decoding models, as well as Baudrillard's critique of models and general models that bring together a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Providing a dynamic, forward-looking reorientation towards a new universe of reference, Remodelling Communication makes a significant, productive contribution to communication theory.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Regaining Weaver and Shannon
29
Encoding and Decoding Stuart Hall
48
Roman Jakobson and the Primacy of the Poetic
63
Phatic Dysfunctions
88
From General Modelling to Metamodelling
111
Conclusion
126
Index
157
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Gary Genosko is Canada Research Chair in Technoculture and a professor in the Department of Sociology at Lakehead University.

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