22. Media and Communications

  1. George Ritzer
  1. John Durham1 and
  2. Jefferson D. Pooley2

Published Online: 2 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347388.ch22

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

How to Cite

Durham, J. and Pooley, J. D. (2011) Media and Communications, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology (ed G. Ritzer), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347388.ch22

Editor Information

  1. University of Maryland, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Iowa, USA

  2. 2

    Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330397

Online ISBN: 9781444347388

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Keywords:

  • media, communications;
  • social theory;
  • Gesellschaft;
  • institutions, as media;
  • democratic leveling;
  • Gemeinschaft;
  • social integration, and its fate;
  • shifting media;
  • digitization;
  • communications switch

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Communication and Social Theory: Legacy and Definitions

  • Contemporary Issues

  • References