Media And Revolution
Their central question: Do the media in fact have a real influence on the unfolding of revolutionary crises? On this question, the contributors diverge, some arguing that the press does not bring about revolution but is part of the revolutionary process, others downplaying the role of the media.
Essays focus on areas as diverse as pamphlet literature, newspapers, political cartoons, and the modern electronic media. The authors' wide-ranging views form a balanced and perceptive examination of the impact of the media on the making of history.
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"The authors all advocate the intriguing theory that revolutionary crises coincide with sudden changes in the media system of the society in which they occur."—Library Journal
"A timely collection on a topic of considerable importance. This volume will be an important point of reference on the topic for some time to come."—Paul R. Hanson
"Brings together substantive research on the role of the press in major revolutionary moments and periods in early modern and modern European and American history. The topic and the approach are highly significant."—Timothy Cheek
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