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Movies as Mass Communication

Jowett, Garth S & James M. Linton

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ISBN 10: 0803910908 / ISBN 13: 9780803910904
Published by SAGE Publications, Inc, 1980
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Title: Movies as Mass Communication

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Synopsis:

Takes a novel approach to the study of the movies, viewing them as a process of mass communication. Looking first at the economic determinants of the movie industry, then the sociological, psychological, and even political aspects of film, the authors examine the role of the movies in our culture and their possible future in the light of the new technologies.

′...through this book Jowett and Linton have made an outstanding contribution to the study of the relationship between a visual medium and its social context.′ -- Studies in Visual Communication

About the Author:

Garth S. Jowett is a professor of communications at the University of Houston. He obtained his PhD in history and communication from the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as the director for social research for the Canadian government′s department of communication and has been a consultant to various international communication agencies. He has been widely published in the area of popular culture and the history of communication. His book, Film: The Democratic Art (1976), was a benchmark in film history. His other publications include, Movies as Mass Communication, Children and the Movies: Media Influence and the Payne Fund Studies, and Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion, co-edited with Victoria O′Donnell. He is on the boards of several communication and film journals.

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