Walter Lippmann: A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory - A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory 5 (Hardback)Sue Curry Jansen (author)
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There are, however, some recent signs of the beginnings of a Lippmann renaissance. Focusing primarily on his early career when Lippmann directly addressed the challenges posed to democracy by the emergence of new communication technologies, this book is part of that renaissance. It presents a radical reconsideration of Lippmann's thought and legacy and offers a broad-based introduction to his theories of mass communication.
Arguing that he was a political ally rather than an adversary of Dewey as well as a humanist and a democrat, influenced by William James' pragmatism and George Santayana's critical realism, Jansen contends that Lippmann developed a fully formed social constructivism decades before Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckman's seminal 1966 treatise, The Social Construction of Reality. She boldly concludes that Lippmann deserves to be recognized as a founder of the field of media and communication research.
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Number of pages: 169
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm
Edition: New edition
(Peter Simonson, Rhetoric & Public Affairs 19.3/2016)