ERIC Number: ED364922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-20
Reference Count: N/A
Media Echoes in the Development of the Social Self.
Soukup, Paul A.
Noting that studies of media, culture, and consciousness assert wide-ranging connections among the three, this paper proposes a research program for investigating the media-consciousness-cultural link. Sections I and II provide a brief review of orality-literacy theories and communication theories. Section III proposes five areas of media interaction with the social self: cultural structures; social discourse; images of the self; autonomy, and models of social behavior. Accompanying examples in the paper are drawn primarily from the United States. Section IV presents conclusions which suggest that the proposed exploration would demand a great deal of careful historical work and suggests looking at narrative themes and narrative styles in addition to the five previously discussed areas. (Contains 38 references.) (NH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cultural Studies; Media History; Research Suggestions
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993).