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Redeeming modernity : contradictions in media criticism, Joli Jensen

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Redeeming modernity : contradictions in media criticism
Title
Redeeming modernity
Title remainder
contradictions in media criticism
Statement of responsibility
Joli Jensen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the explicit and implicit logic operating in claims of media influence. Beginning with a close analysis of arguments by four critical voices - Dwight Macdonald, Daniel Boorstin, Stuart Ewen and Neil Postman - on the nature of media influence, the author demonstrates how they mobilize three dominant metaphors - media as information, media as art, and media as education. She then examines the historical and intellectual roots of these concepts in American social and cultural thought and explores media as a new technology as a means for more positive expectations of media influence. The book closes with a section considering how debates on postmodernism redirect but do not resolve the basic contradictions in social and culture
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Also issued online.
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DLC
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Jensen, Joli
Dewey number
302.23/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
P91
LC item number
.J47 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Communication and human values
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Médias
  • Culture populaire
  • Médias
  • Médias
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • Massacommunicatie
  • Populaire cultuur
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Redeeming modernity : contradictions in media criticism, Joli Jensen
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Four critical voices. Dwight Macdonald : The Media as Mass Culture ; Daniel Boorstin : The Media as Spectacular Illusion ; Stuart Ewen : The Media as Ideological Apparatus ; Neil Postman : The Media as Corrosive Amusement ; Macdonald, Boorstin, Ewen, Postman : What the Media Do -- Media in modernity. The Possibility of Progress ; The Modernity Story ; The Duality of Modernity ; The Modern as Mass Society ; American Modernity ; Media/Modernity as Inauthentic Other ; Polluting the Future ; The World of Tomorrow ; Media as New Technologies ; Media as Technological Progress -- Three dominant metaphors. The Media as Art ; The Media as Information ; The Media as Education -- Characteristics of media discourse. Essential Worth ; Lowest Common Denominator? ; Egalitarian Elitism ; The Contamination Theme ; Blurring Boundaries ; The Pure and the Polluting ; Media Minglings ; Corruption and Deflection -- Recognitions and reconceptualizations. Media Power ; Redemptive Forms ; Historical Trajectories ; Immanence as Transcendence ; Consequences of Reconceptualization ; Recognizing the Dream
Extent
1 online resource (221 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1052547007
Label
Redeeming modernity : contradictions in media criticism, Joli Jensen
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Four critical voices. Dwight Macdonald : The Media as Mass Culture ; Daniel Boorstin : The Media as Spectacular Illusion ; Stuart Ewen : The Media as Ideological Apparatus ; Neil Postman : The Media as Corrosive Amusement ; Macdonald, Boorstin, Ewen, Postman : What the Media Do -- Media in modernity. The Possibility of Progress ; The Modernity Story ; The Duality of Modernity ; The Modern as Mass Society ; American Modernity ; Media/Modernity as Inauthentic Other ; Polluting the Future ; The World of Tomorrow ; Media as New Technologies ; Media as Technological Progress -- Three dominant metaphors. The Media as Art ; The Media as Information ; The Media as Education -- Characteristics of media discourse. Essential Worth ; Lowest Common Denominator? ; Egalitarian Elitism ; The Contamination Theme ; Blurring Boundaries ; The Pure and the Polluting ; Media Minglings ; Corruption and Deflection -- Recognitions and reconceptualizations. Media Power ; Redemptive Forms ; Historical Trajectories ; Immanence as Transcendence ; Consequences of Reconceptualization ; Recognizing the Dream
Extent
1 online resource (221 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1052547007

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