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Média a modernita

Média a modernita

[The Media and Modernity]

Thompson, John. B.

subjects: media and communications, sociology

paperback, 220 pp., 1. edition
published: october 2004
ISBN: 80-246-0652-6
recommended price: 250 czk

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Translated from English by Jan Jirák
This book by English sociologist John B. Thompson is regarded as one of the fundamental texts of contemporary social sciences. Thompson offers an introduction into the role of mass media in the development of modern society in the time span from Gutenberg over the expansion of mass media to the globalasation of communication. The author stresses the specifics of media communication and newly emerging forms of interaction as opposed to the traditional forms of communication. Eight concise chapters are given in a concise, scientifically relevant but very readable style.