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Theories of Communication

Theories of Communication
A Short Introduction

July 1998 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This textbook provides students with a concise introduction to the development of communication theory. Written in an engaging style, it offers an account of the development of all the major theoretical approaches in communication and media studies.

The book summarizes clearly and methodically the range of existing theories; explains how and why the diverse currents and schools of thought emerged; and contextualizes all the major approaches, including those of cultural studies and political economy, in their historical, social and intellectual setting.

Theories of Communication is an essential text for all students of media, communication and cultural studies. It will also be welcomed by anyone seeking to understand the changes that have accompanied the rise of the so-called `information society'.

The Social Organism
New World Empiricism
Information Theory
The Cultural Industry, Ideology and Power
Political Economy
The Return of Everyday Life
The Dominion of Communication

This book effectively introduces a historical development of communication theories. I strongly recommend this book to my students.

Dr Jung Woo Lee
Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
November 2, 2012

good, but not adequate for my assignment

Dr Manuel Sanchez Cano
Psychology , University of Vic
August 31, 2011

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