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Book List

Basic Assumptions/General Framework

Curran, James, David Morley, and Valerie Walkerdine, eds. Cultural Studies and
Communications. London: Arnold/Hodder Headline Group. 1996.

Ellul, Jacques. The Technological Society. Translated from the Frenc
h by John
Wilkinson. New York: Vintage Books, 1964.

Innis, H.A. The Bias of Communication. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1951.

. Empire and Communication. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972.

Laszio, Ervin. The Systems View of the Worl
d: The Natural Philosophy of the New
Developments in the Sciences. New York: George Braziller, 1972.

McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. New York: Mentor
Books, 1964.

Mumford, Lewis. Technics and Civilization, Revised Edition.
New York: Harcourt Brace
Jovanovich, 1963.

O’Sullivan, T., J. Hartley, D. Saunders, M. Montgomery, and J. Fiske. Key Concepts in
Communication and Cultural Studies. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 1994.

Postman, Neil. “The Information Environment.” Teaching a
s a Conserving Activity. New
York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1979. 33

. “Social Science as Moral Theology.” Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble
About Language, Technology, and Education. New York: Alfred

Knopf, Inc., 1988. 3

Jr., Lynn. Medieval Technology and Social Change. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1962.

Symbols, Texts, Contexts, and Meaning

Aristotle, Poetics and The Rhetoric.

Bakhtin, M.M. The Dialogic Imagination. Four Essays by M.M. Bakhtin. Trans. C
Emerson a
nd M. Holquist. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.

Barthes, Roland. Image
Text. London: Fontana, 1977.

Berger, Peter L., and Thomas Luckman. The Social Construction of reality. New York:
Anchor Books, 1967.

Blumer, Herbert. Symbolic Interact
ionism: Perspective and Method. Englewood Cliffs,
N.J.: Prentice
Hall, 1969.

Broadhurst, Allan R., and Donald K. Darnell. “An Introduction to Cybernetics and
Information Theory.” Quarterly Journal of Speech, Vol. 51 (1965): 442

Bruner, Jerome. Actua
l Minds, Possible Worlds. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University

Acts of Meaning. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Burke, Kenneth. A Grammar of Motives. New York: Prentice
Hall, Inc., 1945.

Campbell, Jeremy. Grammatical man: Informat
ion, Entropy, Language, and Life. New
York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1982.

Chomsky, Noam. Language and Mind. Enl. Ed. New york: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,

D’Andrade, Roy, and Claudia Strauss, eds. Human Motives and Cultural Models.
Cambridge: Cambri
dge University Press, 1992.

Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory: An Introduction. Minneapolis: University Of
Minnesota Press, 1983.

Ellul, Jacques. The Humiliation of the Word. Michigan: W.B. Eerdmans Publishing
Company, 1985.

Gardner, Howard. Frames of Mi
nd: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. New York:
Basic Books, 1985.

Geertz, Clifford. Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology. New
York: Basic books, Inc., 1983.

Goffman, Erving. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. New York
: Anchor Boks,

. Behavior in Public Places: Notes on the Social Organization of Gatherings. New
York: New York Press, 1963.

. Strategic Interaction. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1969.

Hall, Edward T. The Silent Language. N
ew York: Anchor Press, 1981.

Hayakawa, S.I. Language in Thought and Action. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovice,

Ittleson, William H., and Hadley Cantril. “Perception: A Transactional Approach.” The
Human Dialogue: Perspectives on Communication. Ed
. Floyd W. Matson and Ashley
Montagu. New York: Free Press, 1967. 207

Jaynes, Julian. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976.

Johnson, Wendell. People in quandaries: The Semantics o
f Personal Adjustment. New
York: Harper & Brothers, 1946.

Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 2nd Ed. Chicago: The
University of Chicago Press, 1970.

Langer, Susanne K. Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason,
e, and Art. 3rd Ed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press,


Lash, Scott, and Jonathan Friedman (eds.). Modernity and Identity. Oxford, UK:
Blackwell, 1992.

Mead, George Herbert. Mind, Self, and Society: From the Standpoint of a Social
t. Ed. Charles W. Morris. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1934.

Postman, Neil. Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk. New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1976.

Richards, I.A. Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgment. New York : Harcourt
Brace Jovano
vich, 1929.

Scribner, Sylvia, and Michael Cole. The Psychology of Literacy. Cambridge, MA :
Harvard University Press, 1981.

Steiner, George. After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1975.

Wertsch, James V. Vyg
otsky and the Social Formation of Mind. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard University Press, 1985.

Wiener, Norbert. The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society. New
York: Da Capo press, Inc., 1954

Whorff, Benjamin Lee. Language, Thought, and Reality: Sele
cted Writings. Ed. John B.
Carroll. Cambridge, MA: Technology Press of MIT, 1956.

Winnicott, Donald W. Playing and Reality. London: Tavistock Publications, Ltd.,

Communication and Culture

Alexander, Jeffrey C. and Steven Seidman. Culture and
Society: Contemporary Debates.
Cambridge, Uk: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Barnouw, Erik. Tube of Plenty: The Evolution of American Television, Revised Edition.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Beniger, James R. The Control Revolution: Techn
ological and Economic Origins Of the
Information Society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1986.

Bolter, J. David. Turing’s Man: Western Culture in the computer Age. Chapel Hill: The
University of North Carolina Press, 1984.

Campbell, Joseph. The

Hero with a Thousand Faces. Princeton: Princeton University
Press, 1949.

Carey, James W. Communication as Culture: Essays on Media and Society. Boston:
Unwin Hyman, 1989.

Dines, Gail, and Jean M. Humez (eds.). Gender, race and Class in Media. Thousand
aks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 1995.

Dreyfus, Hubert L., and Stuart E. Mind over Machine: The Power of Human Intuition
and expertise in the Era of the Computer. New York: Macmillan Free Press, 1986.

Drummand, Phillip, and Richard Paterson (eds.). Tele
vision & Its Audience: International
Research Perspectives. London: British Film Institute Publishing, 1986.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. The printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and
Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe. 2 volumes.
Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1979.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Fiske, John. Television Culture. Routledge: London, 1987.

. Media Maters: Everyday Cult
ure and Political Change. Minneapolis:

University of Minnesota press, 1994.

Geertz, Clifford. The Interpretation of Cultures. New York: Basic Books, 1973.

Gelb, I.J. A Study of Writing, Revised Edition. Chicago: The University of Chicago
Press, 1963.

llespie, Marie. Television, Ethnicity, and Cultural Change. London:
Comedia/Routledge, 1995.

Goodenough, W. Culture, Language, and Society. 2nd edition. Menlo Park, CA:
Benjamin Cummings Publishing Co., 1981.

Gould, Stephen Jay. The Mismeasure of Man. Ne
w York: W.W. Norton & Company,

Gray, Herman. Watching Race: Television and the Struggle for “Blackness.”
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.

Grossberg, Lawrence. We Gotta Get Out of This Place: Popular Conservatism And
Postmodern Cult
ure. London: Routledge, 1992.

Hall, Stuart. Culture, Media, Language. Working papers in cultural studies, 1972
79, the
Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.,

Havelock, Eric. Preface to Plato. Cambridge
, MA: Harvard University Press, 1963.

. Origins of Western Literacy. Toronto: The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,

Hebdige, Dick. Subculture: the Meaning of Style. London: Methuen, 1979.

Leakey, Richard E., and Roger Lewin. People of

the Lake: Mankind and its Beginnings.
New York: Avon Books, 1978.

Lewis, Lisa A. Gender Politics and MTV: Voicing the Difference. Philadelphia: Temple
Univesity Press, 1990.

Liebes, Tamar, and E. Katz. The Export of Meaning: Cross Cultural Readings of D
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Lipsitz, George. Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1990.

Lull, James. Inside Family Viewing: Ethnographic Research on Television’s Audiences.

London: Comedia/Routledge, 1990.

. Media, Communication, Culture: A Global Approach. New York: Columbia
University Press, 1995.

Marvin, Carolyn. When Old Technologies Were New: Thinking about Electric
Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century. New

York: Oxford University Press,

McLuhan, Marshall. The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographical Man.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1962.

McRobbie, Angela. Postmodernism and Popular Culture. London: Routledge, 1994.

Morley, David. Tele
vision, Audiences, and Cultural Studies. London: Routledge, 1992.

. The Nationwide Audience: Structure and Decoding. London: British Film Institute,

. Family Television: Cultural Power and Domestic Leisure. London: Comedia &
Routledge, 1986;


Mukerji, Chandra, and Michael Schudson (eds.). Rethinking Popular Culture
Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Studies.

Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. New York:
Methuen, 1982.

Papert, Seymour. Mindstorms: Ch
ildren, Computers, and Powerful Ideas. New York:
Basic Books, 1980.

Postman, Neil. The Disappearance of Childhood. New York: Delacorte Press, 1982.

. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. New
York: Penguin Books, 19

. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,
Inc, 1992.

Press, Andrea L. Women Watching Television: Gender, Class, and Generation in the
American Television

Experience. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylv
ania Press,

Radway, Janice. Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature.
Chapel Hill, NC:

University of North Carolina Press, 1984.

Seiter, Ellen, H. Borchers, G. Kreutzner and E. Warth (eds). Remote Control: Television,
diences, and

Cultural Power. London: Routledge, 1989.

Silverstone, Roger. Televistion and Everyday Life. London: Routledge, 1994.

Simpson, Phillip (ed.). Parents Talking Television: Television in the Home. London:
Comedia Publishing

Group, 19

Taylor, Ella. Prime Time Families: Television culture in Postwar America. Berkeley:
University of California

Press, 1989.

Turkle, Sherry. The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit. New York: Simon &
Schuster, 1984.

Weizenbaum, Joseph. Co
mputer Power and Human Reason: From Judgment to
Calculation. New York: W.H.

Freeman and Company, 1976.

Williams, Raymond. Television: Technology and Cultural Form. New York: Schocken
Books, 1974.

Wuthrow, Robert, James D. Hunter, Albett Bergessen a
nd Edith Kurzweil. Cultural
Analysis: The Works of

Peter L. Berger, Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault and Jurgen
Habermas. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul,


Mass Media and Society

Allen, Richard C. (ed.). Channels of Discourse, Reassembled: T
elevision and
Contemporary Criticism.

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.

Bagdikian, Ben H. The Information Machines. New York: Harper & Row, 1971.

. The Media Monopoly. Third Edition. Boston: Beacon Press, 1990.

, Daniel J. The Image: A Guide to Pseudo
Events in America, 25th Anniversary
Edition, 1987. New

York: Atheneum, 1961.

Boyum, Joy Gould. Double Exposure: Fiction into Film. New York: Mentor, 1985.

Cantril, Hadley. The Invasion from Mars: A Study in
teh Psychology of Panic. Revised
edition. Princeton:

Princeton University Press, 1966.

Czitrom, Daniel J. Media and The American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan. Chapel
Hill: University of North

Carolina Press, 1982.

Davis, Dennis K., And Stanley

J. Baran. Mass Communication in Everyday Life: A
Perspective on Theory and

Effects. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1980.

DeFleur, Melvin L., and Sandra Ball
Rokeach. Theories of Mass Communication 5th
edition. New York: David

McKay Company, Inc, 197

Diamond Edwin, and Stephen Bates. The Spot: The Rise of Political Advertising on
Television, Revised

Edition. Cambridge, MA; The MIT Press, 1988.

Douglas, Susan. Where the Girls Are: Growing up Female with the Mass Media. New
York: Times

ooks/Random House, 1994.

Dowling, John (ed.) Questioning the Media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication,

Ellul, Jacques. Propaganda: the Formation of Men's Attitudes. Trans. Konrad Kellen and
Jean Lerner. New

York: Vintage Books, 1965.

n, Edward Jay. News from Nowhere: The Television and the News. New York:
Vintage Books, 1973.

Ewen, Stuart, and Elizabeth. Channels of Desire: Mass Images and the Shaping of

Consciousness. New York: McGraw
Hill Book Company, 1982.

. Cap
tains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer
Culture. New York: McGraw
Hill Book Company, 1976.

. All Consuming Images: The Politics of Style in Contemporary Culture. New York:
Basic Books, 1988.

Fornatele, Peter, and Joshu
a Mills. Radio in the Television Age. Woodstock, NY:
Overlook Press, 1980.

Gans, Herbert J. Deciding What's News: A Study of CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly
News, Newsweek, and Time. New York: Vintage Books, 1979.

Gitlin, Todd. Inside Prime Time. New York:

Pantheon Books, 1983.

Gumpert, Gary. Talking Tombstones and Other Tales of the Media Age. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1987.

Klapper, James T. The Effects of Mass Communication. New York: The Free Press,

Knight, Arthur. The Liveliest Art: A

Panoramic History of the Movies. Revised edition.
New York: Mentor, 1979.

Lazere, Donald (ed.). American Media and Mass Culture: Left Perspectives. Berkeley,
CA: University of California Press, 1987.

Leiss, William, Stephen Kline and Sut Jhally. Social
Communication in Advertising:
Persons,Products and Images of Well
Being. New York: Methuen, 1986.

Lippmann, Walter. Public Opinion. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922.

McGinniss, Joe. The Selling of the President, Revised edition. New York: Penguin
Books, 1

Moran, Terence P. "Propaganda as Pseudocommunication" Et Cetera, Vol. 36, No.2

(1979): 181

Newcomb, Horace. Television: The Critical View. New York: Oxford University Press,

Postman, Neil, and Steve Powers. How to Watch TV News. New York
: Penguin Books,

Riordon, William L. Plunkitt of Tammany Hall: A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very
PracticalPolitics. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1963.

Sabato, Larry J. The Rise of Political Consultants: New Ways of Winning Elections.
NewYork: Basic Bo
oks, Inc, 1981.

Schiller, Herbert I. Culture, Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression. New
York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Schramm, Wilbur, and William E. Porter. Men, Women, Messages and Media. New
York: Harper & Row, 1982.

Schudson, Mic
hael. Discovering the News: A Social History of American Newspapers.
New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1978

. Advertising, the Uneasy Persuasion: Its Dubious Impact on American Society. New
York: Basic Books, Inc., 1984.

Smith, Anthony. Goodbye Gutenberg:
The Newspaper Revolution of the 1980's. New
York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

. The Geopolitics of Information: How Western Culture Dominates the World. New
York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Sontag, Susan. On Photography. New York: Farrar, Strau
s and Giroux, 1979.

Spigel, Lynn. Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Stephens, Mitchell. A History of News: From the Drum to the Satellite. New York:
Viking, 1988.

Tuchman, G
aye, A.K. Daniels and J. Benet (eds.). Hearth and Home: Images of Women
in theMass Media. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Weinberg, Nathan. Computers in the Information Society, Boulder, Colorado: Westview
Press, 1990.

Young People, Media, and E

Alvarado, Manuel, and Oliver Boyd
Barrett (eds.). Media Education. London: British

Film Institute/The Open University, 1992.

Blumer, Herbert. Movies and Conduct. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1933.

Buckingham, David. Watching Media Learning:

Making Sense of Media Education.
London: the Falmer Press, 1990.

. Reading Audiences: Young People and the Media. Manchester, UK: Manchester

University Press, 1993.

(ed.)..Children Talking Television: The Making of Television Literacy. London:


Falmer Press, 1993.

. Cultural Studies Goes to School. London: Taylor and Francis Ltd. 1994.

Dewey, John. Experience and Education. New York: Collier Books/Macmillan.

Dorr, Aimee. Television and Children. A Special Medium for a Special Au
Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1986.

Dyson, Anne Haas. Social Worlds of Children Learning to Write in an Urban Primary
School. New York: Teachers College Press, 1993.

. Multiple Worlds of Child Writers: Friends Learning to Write. New York:
College Press, 1989.

Frith, Simon. Sound Effects: Youth, Leisure, and Music. New York: Pantheon Books,

Gardner, Howard. The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should

Teach. New York: Basic Books, 1991.

Giroux, Henry A., a
nd R. I. Simon. Popular Culture, Schooling and Everyday Life.
Granby, MA: Bergin and Garvey Publishers, Inc., 1989.

Heath, Shirley Brice. Ways With Words: Language, Life and Work in Communities and
Classrooms. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 19

Hodge, Robert, and David Tripp. Children and Television: A Semiotic Approach.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986.

Kelly, Hope, and Howard Gerdner (eds.). Viewing Children Through Television. San
Francisco, CA: Jossey
Bass, Inc., 1981.


Marsha. Playing with Power in Movies, TV and Video Games. Berkeley, CA:
University of California Press, 1991.

Lusted, David. The Media Studies Book: A Guide for Teachers. London: Comedia/

Routledge, 1991.

Masterman, Len. Teaching the Media. London: Rout
eledge, 1990.

Moss, Gemma. Un/Popular Fictions. London: Virago, 1989.

Palmer, Patricia. The Lively Audience. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1986.

Provenzeo, E. F., Jr. Video Kids: Making Sence of Nintendo. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
U. Press, 1991.

Willis, Paul. L
earning to Labour: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs.
Farnborough: Saxon House, 1977.

. Common Culture: Symbolic Work at Play in the Everyday Cultures of the Young.
Westview Press: Boulder, CO, 1990.

Some Relevant Scholarly Journals



Commuication Abstracts

Communication Quarterly

Critical Studies in Mass Communication

Etc., A Review of General Semantics

Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

Human Communication Research

Journal of Advertising

Journal of Broadcasting
& Electronic Media

Journal of Communications

Journal of Current Social Issues

Journal of Popular Culture

Journalism Quarterly

Media, Culture and Society

Media Studies Journal

The Communication Review