Table of contents for Media, audience, and social structure / edited by Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, Muriel G. Cantor ; contributors, Jeffrey C. Alexander ... [et al.].


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Introduction - Sandra J Ball-Rokeach and Muriel G Cantor
The Media and the Social Fabric
PART ONE: SOCIOLOGICAL INQUIRY INTO THE MEDIA AND MASS COMMUNICATION: HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL ORIGINS
Mass Communication Rediscovered - Charles R Wright
Its Past and Future in American Sociology
Reflections on the Lost Vision of Communication Theory - Thelma McCormack
The Menu of Media Research - Michael Schudson
PART TWO: MEDIA AND SOCIAL PROCESS
The Information Society - James R Beniger
Technological and Economic Origins
The Flow of Communications into the Home - W Russell Neuman and Ithiel de Sola Pool
Linking Culture and Other Societal Systems - Karl Erik Rosengren
The Mass Media in Earthquake Warning - Ralph H Turner and Denise H Paz
Media System Dependency Theory - Peter L Hirschburg, Donald A Dillman, and Sandra J Ball-Rokeach
Response to the Eruption of Mount St Helens
PART THREE: MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR AUDIENCES
Social Constraints and the Production of an Alternative Medium - Herman Gray
The Case of Community Radio
The Organizational Environment of the Motion Picture - James J Parker
Censorship of Criminal Characters, 1930-1950
Hollywood Filmmaking and Audience Image - Robert Kapsis
The Commodification of Sport - John L Stewart
The Political Struggle for Prime Time - Kathryn Montgomery
Culture by the Millions - Victoria Billings
Audience as Innovator
Audience Composition and Television Content - Muriel G Cantor and Joel M Cantor
The Mass Audience Revisited
Beyond Mass Culture and Class Culture - John P Robinson and Edward L Fink
Subcultural Differences in the Structure of Music Preferences
PART FOUR: MEDIA AND POLITICAL CONFLICT AND CHANGE
The 'Form' of Substance - Jeffrey C Alexander
The Senate Watergate Hearings as Ritual
Awareness of Public Opinion and School Desegregation Protest - D Garth Taylor
Some Observations on the Long-Range Effects of Television - Gladys Engel and Kurt Lang
Changing and Stabilizing Political Behavior and Beliefs - Sandra J Ball-Rokeach, Milton Rokeach, and Joel W Grube
PART FOUR: MEDIA CONTENT
The Reporting of Social Science Research in the Media - Elanor Singer and Phyllis Endreny
Ideologies of Femininity - Andrea L Press
Film and Popular Consciousness in the Postwar Era
Format and Formula in Prime-Time TV - Ann Swidler, Melissa Rapp, and Yasemin Soysal
`Punk' and Middle-Class Values - Philip Lamy and Jack Levin
a Content Analysis
Conclusion - Sandra J Ball-Rokeach and Muriel J Cantor
Going Beyond Contemporary Media Theory and Research



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Communication -- Social aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Mass media -- United States -- Congresses.