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American media and mass culture

left perspectives

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Mass media -- United States,
    • Popular culture -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      Statementedited by Donald Lazere.
      ContributionsLazere, Donald.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsP92.U5 A48 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 618 p. :
      Number of Pages618
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2392691M
      ISBN 100520044959, 0520044967
      LC Control Number87022182

      Digital History ID Many of the defining features of modern American culture emerged during the s. The record chart, the book club, the radio, the talking picture, and spectator sports all became popular forms of mass entertainment. But the s primarily stand out as one of the most important periods in American cultural history. Mass media is a significant force in modern culture, particularly in America. Sociologists refer to this as a mediated culture where media reflects and creates the culture. Communities and individuals are bombarded constantly with messages from a multitude of sources including TV, billboards, and magazines, to name a few.

      “Mass communication--wonder as it may be technologically and something to be appreciated and valued--presents us wit a serious daner, the danger of conformism, due to the fact that we all view the same things at the same time in all the cities of the country. (p. 73)” ― Rollo May, The Courage to Create. Navigating today's hyper-fast media landscape. This is an exciting and tumultuous time in the media. Developing an understanding of mass communication and becoming a critical consumer of the media is vitally important, especially now as the media are under siege and the lines between fact and fiction are being continuously blurred.

      AMERICAN MEDIA AND MASS CULTURE: LEFT PERSPECTIVES, supra note 3, at According to the author, critics who assert a "liberal bias" in the media consider media personnel as "part of a powerful 'new class' or 'adversary culture' of intellectuals, artists, and professionals allegedly hostile to America and capitalism.". Figure The band Bill Haley and His Comets (a) was among the first to launch the new genre of rock and roll. Their hit song “Rock Around the Clock” supposedly caused some teens to break into violent behavior when they heard it. Chuck Berry (b) was a performer who combined rhythm and .


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About the Book. On subjects from Superman to rock 'n' roll, from Donald Duck to the TV news, from soap operas and romance novels to the use of double speak in advertising, these lively essays offer students of contemporary media a comprehensive counterstatement to the conservatism that has been ascendant since the seventies in American politics and cultural criticism.

On subjects from Superman to rock 'n' roll, from Donald Duck to the TV news, from soap operas and romance novels to the use of double speak in advertising, these lively essays offer students of contemporary media a comprehensive counterstatement to the conservatism that has been ascendant since the seventies in American politics and cultural criticism.

Book Description. Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.

This book provides you with the context, tools, and theories to engage with the world of mass media through an examination of the history, theory, and effects of media practices and roles in America.

This book also provides you with the framework to consider some of the crucial issues affecting media and culture in today’s world. The story of mass culture from to is the story of its growth and increasing centrality to American life.

Sparked by the development of such new media as radios, phonographs, and cinema that required less literacy and formal education, and the commodification of leisure pursuits, mass culture extended its purview to nearly the entire nation by the end of the Second World : Daniel Borus.

Books and the Development of U.S. Popular Culture. Major Book Formats. Current Publishing Trends. The Influence of New Technology.

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Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication was written to squarely emphasize media technology.

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This book is. American Media and Mass Culture (Paperback) Left Perspectives. By Donald Lazere (Editor). University of California Press,pp. Publication Date: December 7, This book is an examination of how American mass media, including advertising, presents Otherness - anyone or anything constructed as different from an established norm - in terms of gender, race, sex, disabilities, and other markers of difference.

Using a mythological lens, the book looks below the surface of media content to explore the psychological, social, and economic underpinnings of a. Cultural products that are both mass-produced and for mass audiences. Examples include mass-media entertainments—films, television programmes, popular books, newspapers, magazines, popular music, leisure goods, household items, clothing, and mechanically-reproduced art In the affirmative sense, synonymous with popular culture (the preferred term in cultural studies and where the focus.

Mass Communication and American Social Thought is a tour de force, a collection like no other in our field. Peters and Simonson have not simply compiled our greatest essays. This volume maps nearly all we know about the essential dynamics of mass communication, constructing a fierce dialogue among brilliant writers who never had the chance to argue in person/5(5).

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American Mass Media and Popular Culture addresses the impact mass media have on American popular culture, and exposes the reader to a range of voices and perspectives on media issues and effects.

The anthology helps students examine popular culture from both critical and empirical perspectives. In particular, students explore the persuasive effects of various new media. Mass culture is the set of ideas and values that develop from a common exposure to the same media, news sources, music, and art.

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I recently had the opportunity to read an argument concerning American Values and the extent to which the Mass Media shapes our everyday values as Americans. The argument involved Herbert I. Schiller and James W. Carey who have both extensively looked at the way media shapes and affects our culture.

"Professor Schiller argues that mass. Instead, the "new media," including talk shows such as The Jerry Springer Show, Oprah Winfrey, and tabloid style shows such as Hard Copy or Current Affair, as well as information providers or media services such as MTV, the Intemet and the World Wide Web, and even magazines such as People also serve as competition to the more traditional news.Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication is a compelling, historical narrative sketching the ongoing evolution of media and technology.

Today’s students are immersed in media–and while they expect new technology, they often lack the historical perspective.The Formative Influence of Mass Media on American Culture. Identify the effects of mass media on American culture.

Summarize the evolution of mass media. Examine issues related to the development and proliferation of mass media. Describe the value of media literacy.