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By Klaus Bruhn Jensen

A guide of Media and Communications study provides qualitative in addition to quantitative techniques to the research and interpretation of media, protecting views from either the social sciences and the arts. The guide bargains a finished overview of previous learn and a collection of directions for the way to consider, plan, and perform experiences of media in several social and cultural contexts. Divided into sections at the background, systematics and pragmatics of analysis, and written via across the world stated experts in each one quarter, the instruction manual may be a regular reference paintings for college students and researchers.

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In the humanities, the main currents of ideas have themselves been shaped, in part, by their orientation toward a specific medium and its uses in social practice. ᭣ ᭤ middle range theories – Chapter 3, p. 55 ᭤ speech as a medium of the first degree – Chapter 1, p. 3 Four traditions in the history of ideas 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4111 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50111 FOUR TRADITIONS IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS Rhetoric The rhetorical tradition is by far the oldest set of ideas informing humanistic research, and it remained centrally influential in both scholarship and education under different cultural and institutional circumstances from Antiquity into the nineteenth century (Kennedy 1980).

Burke 1957). , Duncan 1968; Edelman 1971). In the media field, Carey (1989) has been a central figure advocating such a rhetorical as well as historical perspective on the interrelations between modern media and earlier cultural forms. As expressed in his ritual model,᭣ also technologically mediated ‘communication’ serves to create and maintain ‘community’ – the common root of the two words suggests as much. Saying something is doing something. One lesson of rhetoric for current media studies is the understanding of communication as a form of action.

Saussure (1959 [1916]), in comparison, focused almost entirely on verbal language. Even though it was he who coined the phrase anticipating a general science of signs (of which linguistics would be a subdivision), in practice Saussure and his followers took language as their model for the study of other sign types as well. Saussure’s main achievement was to develop a framework for modern linguistics which, to a degree, proved applicable to other social and cultural phenomena. 3 The process of semiosis perspective.

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