Creation of the Media Political Origins of Modern Communications

ISBN-10: 0465081940

ISBN-13: 9780465081943

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul Starr

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List price: $21.99
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 1.29" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Political Origins of Modern Communications
Revolutions as Constitutive Moments
Communications and Power
The Path of American Development
The Opening of the Public Sphere, 1600-1860
Early Modern Origins
The Diffusion and Control of Print
Networks and News
England's Opening
France and the Transnational Public
The De Facto Public Sphere
New Foundations
Colonial Legacies
The Revolution and the Public Sphere
Constitutional Choices
Why Rights Mattered
America's First Information Revolution
The Creation of the News Network
Privacy and Public Knowledge
The Democratization of Competence
An American Revolution in Communications
Capitalism and Democracy in Print
Publishing and the Limits of Copyright
The Revolution of Cheap Print
New Publics, New Markets
Center and Periphery in Antebellum America
The Consequences of Political Choice
The Rise of Technological Networks, 1840-1930
The First Wire
A Path for the Telegraph
Monopoly on the Wires
Wiring the News
New Connections: Telephone, Cable, and Wireless
A Path for the Telephone
The Technology of Civil Society
Hello, Regulation
Wires, Waves, and Lines of Innovation
Communications and Strategic Advantage
The Making of the Modern Media, 1865-1941
Great Transformations: The Early Mass Media and the Diversity Dynamic
The Rise of Moral Censorship
Diversity and Daily Journalism
Politics, Markets, and Magazines
The Local and Oppositional Press
The Rediscovery of the First Amendment
Free Speech Becomes a Cause
War as a Generative Crisis
The Liberal Turn of the Twenties
The Framing of the Movies
The Path to the Nickelodeon
Censorship and Diversity on the Screen
The Consolidation of Control
The Constitution of the Air (1): The Origins of Broadcasting
Clashes in the Ether
Divergent Paths
The Constitution of the Air (2): Creating the New Public Sphere
New Networks, New Powers
Censorship and Diversity on the Dial
Politics and the New Public Sphere
Networks and News
Coda: The Advent of the Media
The Sources of Media Power
The Media and Democracy
Notes
Index
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