Thinking with James Carey: Essays on Communications, Transportation, History

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Jeremy Packer, Craig Robertson
Peter Lang, 2006 - History - 234 pages
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James Carey is arguably the founder of the critical cultural study of communication and media in the United States. This volume brings together top communication and media scholars to revisit and engage key themes in Carey's groundbreaking work. This lively assortment of cutting-edge research provides a timely overview of Carey's impact on current scholarship in communication, cultural studies, and U.S. history. Also included is a wide-ranging two-part interview by Lawrence Grossberg in which Carey discusses his intellectual biography, revisits his classic essays, and argues for the urgent need for democratically motivated scholarship in the contemporary United States.

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James Careys
29
Advancing Careys Cultural Studies
57
New Relations of Transportation
79
Copyright

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The Editors: Jeremy Packer is Assistant Professor of Film/Video and Media Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is coeditor of Foucault, Cultural Studies and Governmentality (2003) and author of the Mobility Without Mayhem: Mass Mediating Safety and Automobility (forthcoming). He has written widely on media studies, safety, and mobility. Craig Robertson is Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of numerous articles on media studies and cultural history.

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