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A Different Road Taken

Profiles In Critical Communication, 1st Edition

By John A Lent


328 pages

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Hardback: 9780367004811
pub: 2019-04-18
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Dallas Smythe, George Gerbner, Herbert Schiller, James Halloran, Kaarle Nordenstreng— these five seminal figures form the backbone of current scholarship in critical communication. From policy research to television demographics and from economic globalization to cultural imperialism, their insights and discoveries have given both scholars and the

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Dallas W. Smythe -- Interview with Dallas W. Smythe -- Against the Flow: The Peculiar Opportunity of Social Scientists -- "Critical" Communication Research: New Directions -- George Gerbner -- Interview with George Gerbner -- The Critical Contribution of George Gerbner -- Trying to Mix Oil with Water: Fund Raising, Vocationalism, and Critical Communication -- Herbert I. Schiller -- Interview with Herbert I. Schiller -- Herbert Schiller: Clarion Voice Against Cultural Hegemony -- Continuity and Change in Critical Communication: A Generational Analysis -- James D. Halloran -- Interview with James D. Halloran -- James D. Halloran: A Multi-Perspective Presentation -- Who Is (Not) "Critical" Now? On Engendering "Critical Scholarship" in International Communication -- Kaarle Nordenstreng -- Interview with Kaarle Nordenstreng -- Justice, Equality, and Professional Ethics in Journalism: Kaarle Nordenstreng's Actions and Reflections -- Political Versus Cultural in Critical Broadcasting Research and Policy: A Reevaluation of the Finnish Radical Experiment in Broadcasting in the Late 1960s

About the Author

John A. Lent has been writing about mass communications, often with a critical perspective, since the early 1960s. The nearly 50 books and monographs he has authored or edited and more than 350 articles under his byline have dealt with media ownership, press freedom, media imperialism, NIIO, women in communications, transnationalization, Third World mass communication, and development communication, as well as Asian newspapers, broadcasting, film, video, popular culture, and comics and Caribbean mass media and popular culture. He is a professor in a Philadelphia "academic factory."

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General