Media and Society into the 21st Century: A Historical Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 17, 2009 - Social Science - 380 pages
Media and Society into the 21st Century captures the breathtaking revolutionary sweep of mass media from the late 19th century to the present day.
  • Updated and expanded new edition including coverage of recent media developments and the continued impact of technological change
  • Newly reworked chapters on media, war, international relations, and new media
  • A new "Web 2.0" section explores the role of blogging, social networking, user-generated content, and search media in media landscape
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Press as a Mass Medium
6
The Development of the Film Industry
27
The Growth of Radio Broadcasting
49
The Rise of Advertising
69
Propaganda in Peace and War
82
Cold War and Communications
113
Television and Consumer Societies
136
Media War and International Relations
208
The Rise of New Media
230
Globalization and Media
264
Conclusion
284
Notes
290
Further Reading
330
Index
344
Copyright

Media Information and Entertainment
177

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About the author (2009)

Lyn Gorman is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President and was previously Dean, Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University. Her publications include numerous works on media history and on war and society.

David McLean is Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has been a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, a Harold White Fellow at the National Library of Australia, and a winner of the Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

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