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Communication as Culture, Revised Edition


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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction




A Cultural Approach to Communication

Mass Communication and Cultural Studies

Reconceiving "Mass" and "Media"

Overcoming Resistance to Cultural Studies


The Mythos of the Electronic Revolution with John J Quirk

Space, Time and Communications: A Tribute to Harold Innis

The History of the Future with John J Quirk

Technology and Ideology: The Case of the Telegraph

Works Cited


About the Author

About the Author

James W. Carey was born in 1934 in Providence, Rhode Island. He earned a first degree in Business at the University of Rhode Island before attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was awarded a doctorate in communications. He was appointed to the faculty at Illinois in 1963 and was director of its Institute for Communication Research from 1969-76. From 1976-79, Carey held the George H. Gallup Chair at the University of Iowa, but he returned to Illinois in 1979 to become Dean of the College of Communication, a position he held until 1992. He joined the faculty of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1992 and remained there until his death in May, 2006. In the course of a distinguished career as an administrator, teacher, original thinker and pioneer in the fields of communication and American cultural studies, Carey published approximately 170 essays, speeches, and reviews.

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