Winner of the 2017 James W. Carey Media Research Award
James W. Carey, by the time of his death in 2006, was a towering figure in communication research in the U.S. In this book, Pooley provides a critical introduction to Carey's work, tracing the evolution of his media theorizing from his graduate school years through to the publication in 1989, of his landmark Communication as Culture. The book is an attempt to understand the unusual if also undeniable significance that Carey holds for so many communication scholars, as well as making his work accessible to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Preface - Introduction - Thesis Drift - Innis in Urbana - A Cultural Approach - A Plea for Public Life - The Return of the Repressed - Conclusion Reputation at the University's Margins - Index