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ERIC Number: EJ209347
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
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Television: The New State Religion?
Gerbner, George
ETC: A Review of General Semantics, v34 n2 p145-50 Jun 1977
Outlines the special characteristics of television that make it a formula-bound, ritualistic, repetitive, and nonselectively used system; concludes that television's social symbolic functions resemble preindustrial religions more than they do the media that preceded it. (GT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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