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The Digital Difference

Media Technology and the Theory of Communication Effects

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674987234

Publication Date: 11/19/2018

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384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 line illustrations, 17 tables

World

  • Prologue
  • 1. The Propaganda Problem
  • 2. The Prospect of Precision
  • 3. The Paradox of Profusion
  • 4. Pondering Polysemy
  • 5. Predisposed to Polarization
  • 6. The Politics of Pluralism
  • 7. Public Policy
  • 8. Praxis
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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