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Theories of Communication: A Short Introduction

by Mattelart A and Mattelart M SAGE Publications Ltd
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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.Accessible and wide-ranging, the text:and#183; summarizes clearly and methodically the range of existing theoriesand#183; explains how and why the diverse currents and schools of thought emergedand#183; contextualizes all the major approaches, including those of cultural studies and political economy, in their historical, social and intellectual settingTheories 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 intellectual 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

Armand Mattelart and Michele Matellart both at Universite de Haute-Bretagne, France