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Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

David Paul Nord

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the years after 1815, a few visionary entrepreneurs decided the time was right to launch true mass media in America. They believed it was possible through new technology, national organization, ... More


Perspective and the Politics of Representation: A Commentary

Susan Gal

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses how naming or labeling a speech style and linking it to a social group is itself a political act, a creation of indexicality. As such, it allows for second orders of ... More


Environmental Protest in Western Europe

Christopher Rootes (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199252060
eISBN:
9780191601064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252068.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

It is frequently claimed that, as a result of the institutionalization of environmentalism in the years following its rapid rise in the 1970s and 1980s, the environmental movement has been ... More


 What Is Freedom of Speech?: (And How Does It Bear on Copyright)?

Neil Weinstock Netanel

in Copyright's Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195137620
eISBN:
9780199871629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137620.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When does someone's inability to copy, distribute, or build upon a copyrighted work rise to the level of a burden on free speech? When, in contrast, should we readily countenance the restraints that ... More


Diffusion and Dilution: Mass Culture Discovers Child Sexual Abuse

Nancy Whittier

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotions, Social Movements, and the State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325102
eISBN:
9780199869350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325102.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Focuses on the cultural changes produced by the movement against child sexual abuse, by tracing changes in mass media portrayals of child sexual abuse from 1970s to the 1990s. Media reflected a ... More


The Debate Over Media Concentration and Ownership

Eli M. Noam

in Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188523
eISBN:
9780199852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

A major debate has been unfolding in the United States and around the world over media concentration and its implications. This book is a study of the American mass media and information sector over ... More


Medieval Marriage Sermons: Mass Communication in a Culture without Print

David D'Avray (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208143
eISBN:
9780191716522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208143.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Before the advent of printing, the preaching of the friars was the mass medium of the middle ages. This edition of marriage sermons reveals what a number of famous preachers actually taught about ... More


Conclusion: Environmental Protest Transformed?

Christopher Rootes

in Environmental Protest in Western Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199252060
eISBN:
9780191601064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252068.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Despite the institutionalization of environmentalism, it appears that there was no universal or monotonic decline of environmental protests during the decade 1988–97. Patterns of the incidence of ... More


Partisan Change and the Democratic Process

Russell J. Dalton and Martin P. Wattenberg

in Parties Without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253098
eISBN:
9780191599026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253099.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This summarizes the findings of this book. Partisanship in the electorate is clearly declining in many respects, but there has been little impact on parties in government to date. In the meantime, ... More


Communicative Institutions: Public Opinion, Mass Media, Polls, Associations

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Civil society should be understood not merely in terms of contrasting symbolic categories but as structures of feeling, the diffusely sensed obligations and rights that represent, and are at the same ... More


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