Reality of the Mass Media

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Juni 2000



In The Reality of the Mass Media Luhmann extends his theory of social systems -- applied in his earlier works to the economy, the political system, art, religion, the sciences and law -- to an examination of the role of mass media in the constitution of social reality.


1. Differentiation as a Doubling of Reality. 2. Self--reference and other--reference. 3. Coding. 4. System--specific Universalism. 5. News and In--Depth Reporting. 6. Ricupero. 7. Advertising. 8. Entertainment. 9. Unity and Structural Couplings. 10. Individuals. 11. The Construction of Reality. 12. The Reality of Construction. 13. The Function of the Mass Media. 14. The Public. 15. Schema Formation. 16. Second--order Cybernetics as Paradox. Notes. Index.


Niklas Luhmann, formerly Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Bielefeld University


a This brilliant book is of interest both as an insightful contribution to media studies theory and as a lively and readable application of Luhmanna s ingenious and influential system, which neatly descibes the paradoxes of media(ted) reality.a William Outhwaite, University of Sussex
EAN: 9780745621319
ISBN: 0745621317
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2000
Seitenanzahl: 160 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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