Theorizing Communication

Theorizing Communication : A History

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This is the first book to offer a detailed intellectual history of communication study over the last century. Schiller looks at the relationship between early communication theory and contextualizing social and economic changes, and finds that the evolving dualism between intellectual and manual labour became deeply embedded in the work of theorists, even into our own time. Close attention is paid to leading thinkers in the field, including John Dewey, C. Wright Mills, Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, and Daniel Bell.show more

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  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 182.9 x 213.4 x 25.7mm | 653.18g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195101995
  • 9780195101997

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superb text ... This engaging, informative, and extremely well-researched study is a must read for communication scholars and students of the media alike ... much more than an intellectual history of communication theory. Ultimately, this valuable addition to the literature of communication provides an important corrective to the standard decontextualized treatments which posit the development of communication as a linear progression of ideas in search of a unified theory of communication. * Bonnie Brennan, Communications: The European Jnl of Communication Research *show more

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