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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


The Presidentialization of The Presidentialization of Politics in Democratic Societies: Politics in Democratic Societies: A Framework for Analysis

Thomas Poguntke and Paul Webb

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Discusses the conceptualization of the presidentialization thesis and presents a framework for analysis. It is argued that democratic political systems are coming to operate according to an ... More


A New Mental World

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Records and radio built an industry around imagination. Media technologies created an auditory world where sound, language, and music expanded listeners’ mental worlds. The Cajun imaginary represents ... More


The British Prime Minister: The British Prime Minister: Much More Than ‘First Among Equals’

Richard Heffernan and Paul Webb

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Reviews a wide range of evidence to demonstrate three things. First, election campaigns have become more candidate-centered, with parties offering leaders greater prominence in their election ... More


China's Telecommunications History and Policy Trajectory

Eric Harwit

in China's Telecommunications Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233748
eISBN:
9780191715556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233748.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter begins by putting the Chinese case in the context of telecommunications development trajectories. It briefly considers policies in other countries where growth was in many cases slower, ... More


Introduction

D.L. D’AVRAY

in Medieval Marriage Sermons: Mass Communication in a Culture without Print

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208143
eISBN:
9780191716522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208143.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

One answer to solve the historian's problem of the numerous manuscripts of 13th-century sermons is to orientate editorial work to historical research ideas. From the middle decades of the 13th ... More


Radio's Students: Media Studies and the Possibility of Mass Communication

in Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates the possibility that radio allowed at least a few speakers access to the public arena. Paul Lazarsfeld's own focus on radio evolved through the late 1930s. Researchers ... More


Constituting the Modern Nation

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the ways in which the nation has been represented in modern times as a whole entity — through a political constitution, and through the growing power of mass communications. ... More


Integrating media effects research and music psychology

Mark Shevy

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199608157
eISBN:
9780191761225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608157.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

The ‘media effects’ paradigm of mass communication research has produced a substantial body of knowledge about the psychological impact of audiovisual media. Although music exists in virtually every ... More


The Imperial Politics of the Press

Simon J. Potter

in News and the British World: The Emergence of an Imperial Press System 1876-1922

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265121
eISBN:
9780191718427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265121.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the fact that despite the continued commercialisation, the press remained inextricably tied with the world of politics. It discusses that directs subsidisation of newspapers ... More


Saving the World: Beginnings of Communication for Development

Emile G. McAnany

in Saving the World: A Brief History of Communication for Development and Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036774
eISBN:
9780252093876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036774.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces the beginnings of the field of communication for development (c4d), from the very early years of development aid with Harry S. Truman's “Four Points” speech to Congress in 1949 ... More


The Attrition of the Liberal Regime in Italy

Charles S. Maier

in Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade after World War I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691169798
eISBN:
9781400873708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169798.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the attrition of the liberal regime in Italy. The inability to reestablish a stable centrist majority in Italy brought not only a shift to the right, but also destruction of the ... More


Preaching and Printing: Early Modes of Mass Communication

in Why Europe: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532530
eISBN:
9780226532387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532387.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses preaching and printing—two significant phenomena of mass communication involving orality and literacy. Medieval preaching tended toward mass communication wherever there were ... More


Globalization, Discourse, and Development Communication: UNESCO as Prime Mover

Emile G. McAnany

in Saving the World: A Brief History of Communication for Development and Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036774
eISBN:
9780252093876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036774.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the role of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in crafting the modernization-diffusion paradigm and making it a dominant theory in ... More


The Media in Social Development in Contemporary Africa

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter deals with the developmental implications of contemporary mass communication media in Africa. In examining the intersections between the media and development, it is important to analyse ... More


The postwar reconstruction of the urban public sphere

PHILIP J. ETHINGTON

in The Public City: The Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230019
eISBN:
9780520927469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230019.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the emergence of new structural features of the urban political public sphere in San Francisco, California in the immediate post-Civil War years. It highlights the entry of ... More


Weltcommunication

Simone M. Müller

in Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231174329
eISBN:
9780231540261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174329.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4, “Weltcommunication,” deconstructs the notion of the telegraph as a medium of mass communication. Exploring the cable agents’ theory of communication, the chapter shows that due to the ... More


Constructing Psychological Terror Post 9/11

David L. Altheide

in The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199925926
eISBN:
9780199380664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925926.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The psychology of terrorism in the United States increased after 9/11. Several decades of sensational media coverage of crime and draconian rhetoric and public policies involving drugs, violence, and ... More


Remote-Control Society

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953). This novel imagines a society where minority pressure groups and mass communications technology have evolved into a concordance between ... More


The Social and Technological History of Political Communication Change

Ben Epstein

in The Only Constant is Change: Technology, Political Communication, and Innovation Over Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190698980
eISBN:
9780190699017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698980.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 2 provides a historical overview of information and communications technology (ICT) development through the lens of political communication orders (PCOs) and political communication ... More


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