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dc.contributor.advisorPresler, Franklin A., 1943-
dc.contributor.authorBasile, Ralph J.
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-30T19:09:53Z
dc.date.available2010-03-30T19:09:53Z
dc.date.issued1981
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/13605
dc.descriptionxi, 76 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe point is this, any simple analysis of a society and its communication process which takes one or a few factors into consideration will be grossly misleading, and will only partially help one to understand the system. In realizing this, I went back to my original research, as well as doing some more and developed a model which integrates the different approaches to the study of television. In doing so, I hoped to highlight what factors are important in all communication systems. Thus the model is meant to be transferable. Secondly, this model will be used as means by which to explain the different influences television is purported to have had on the political system. In doing this I hope to clear up many of the disputes over televisions effect, and to rid many of the apocalyptic predictions of television's influence. Television is a unique medium. Of that there is no doubt. Similarly, it has definitely had an impact on the political process. But its impact is limited. Television and those who use it do not exist in a vacuum, they are shaped by factors both external and internal to themselves. As such a true understanding of television's impact, and an explanation of why it has had an an impact, it must come from a broad-based analysis.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsAuthor's Preface -- Introduction: The Communication Process and Politics -- The Model -- Political Actors -- The Medium of Communication -- The Voter -- The Television Communication System in the Short Term -- The Medium of Television -- Television Use and the Voter -- Political Actors on Television -- In the Long Term -- The Institution Television: How Best to Use What You Got -- The Voter -- On Television: Political Actors in the Long Run -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography
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dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Political Science Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Political Science.;
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dc.titleToward a Model of Television Communication System: Politics on Televisionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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