Table of contents for Politics, society, and the media / Paul Nesbitt-Larking.


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Acknowledgements 7
ONE   Why? How? What? 9
TWO    Press Gangs: The Role of the Newspaper in Canadian Political
Life              29
THREE   The Masses and the Masseys: The Political History of
Broadcasting in Canada 49
FOUR   The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Culture, Ideology, and the
Media 75
FIVE  (Almost) Everywhere They Are in Chains: The Political
Economy of Communications in Canada 99
SIX  Sticks, Carrots, and Party Favours: State and Political
Regulation of the Media 125
SEVEN   Life in the Sausage Factory: Possibilities and Constraints of
Media Organizations 151
EIGHT   The Decline and Fall of the American Empire: Space and Time
in the Work of Innis, Grant, and McLuhan 183
NINE   Mass Rallies, Mass Consumption, and (Mass) Confusion:
Approaches to the Media in the Postmodern World 205
TEN   Drums and Wires: The Political Deconstruction of Canadian
Texts 230
ELEVEN   Moving Voters, Moving Accounts, and Moving Wallpaper: The
Politics of Reading 259
TWELVE    Lies, Damn Lies, and Opinion Polls: Do the Media Massage the
Message? 289
THIRTEEN   From Experience to Editorial: Gatekeeping, Agenda-Setting,
Priming, and Framing 315
FOURTEEN Social Responsibility and Antisocial Irresponsibility: Ethics,
Participation, Political Activism, and the Media 349
Bibliography 375



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Mass media Political aspects Canada