No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior

No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior

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How have changes in media affected our everyday experience, behavior, and sense of identity? Such questions have generated endless arguments and speculations, but no thinker has addressed the issue with such force and originality as Joshua Meyrowitz in No Sense of Place. Advancing a daring and sophisticated theory, Meyrowitz shows how television and other electronic media have created new social situations that are no longer shaped by where we are or who is qwithq us. While other media experts have limited the debate to message content, Meyrowitz focuses on the ways in which changes in media rearrange qwho knows what about whomq and qwho knows what compared to whom, q making it impossible for us to behave with each other in traditional ways. No Sense of Place explains how the electronic landscape has encouraged the development of: -More adultlike children and more childlike adults; -More career-oriented women and more family-oriented men; and -Leaders who try to act more like the qperson next doorq and real neighbors who want to have a greater say in local, national, and international affairs. The dramatic changes fostered by electronic media, notes Meyrowitz, are neither entirely good nor entirely bad. In some ways, we are returning to older, pre-literate forms of social behavior, becoming qhunters and gatherers of an information age.q In other ways, we are rushing forward into a new social world. New media have helped to liberate many people from restrictive, place-defined roles, but the resulting heightened expectations have also led to new social tensions and frustrations. Once taken-for-granted behaviors are now subject to constant debate and negotiation. The book richly explicates the quadruple pun in its title: Changes in media transform how we sense information and how we make sense of our physical and social places in the world.TV Guide, 25 June 1983, pp. 45a€“48. Haney, Craig ... Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 1976. Hayes, Donald S., and ... Television and the Child: An Empirical Study of the Effect of Television on the Young. London: Oxford Univ.


Title:No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior
Author: Joshua Meyrowitz
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 1985-03-14
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