Sociology of Mass Media
Lecture 1- Sptember 9, 2016
Importance of Media
Would there be earth without the sun? Lech Walesa
The enemy of the peoples stands on the roof. Walter Ulbricht
In 15 minutes of tv time. We destroyed 15 years of government publicity
THE POLITICAL INFLUENCE ON MEDIA
"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one."
It is imperative to know the political environment of a country to understand the media-politics
relation. This relationship in cap
IDEOLOGY and MEDIA
What is ideology?
Dominant ideology bs cultural contradictions
The culture war battles over ideology
Ideology as normalization
Theoretical analysis of ideology
In a broad sense, ideology can be regarded as the consciousness of a society
The Economics of Media
George Orwell in his novel, 1984, fictionalized Big Brother, intruder into privacy and the one big
owner of all the mass media in his society. Bog brother used his control of news, information,
and popular culture to a
Review: Mid Term I
Sociology of Mass Media:
1.Types of media: News and Entertainment: the convergence
2.The changes in media: What is more important? Technology o
3.What is the first broadcast media?
4.Relative importance of TV, Newspapers
chapter 6 summary
Main point- Three of the Six leading deaths of disease were infectious diseases, lower
respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases and HIV and AIDS. The remaining three were non
communicable diseases, heart disease
1. Meaning seekers study health and illness from the experiences of others have gone
through per the text (Stroshchein and Weitz ,158). They believe illness to be
somewhat a social construct opposed to a scientific question t
The Health belief model offers an explanation as to why individuals adopt mannerisms to
prevent health. It is believed there are four factors which drive the individual to action.
The belief that they are suscep
What are the notable differences and similarities between the stress process (stressors
undermine health and wellbeing) and the life course approach?
Although they both speak to how people handle changes from one setting/status to