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No Sense of Place – Joshua Meyrowitz – Oxford University Press

Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. No Sense of Place: Mdyrowitz identity— Chapter Among the most important books on media yet written; a masterful piece of scholarship. A theoretical tour de force Meyrowitz is clearly a communication theorist to be reckoned with No Sense of Place deserves the attention of students as well as professionals in communication, and certainly merits a prominent place in the seminal literature in this field.

We owe him a debt for demonstrating how thoroughly media permeate our culture. No Sense of Place is an extremely important book; it is a landmark portrait of America To call it brilliant is no exaggeration. Meyrowitz may eventually be viewed as a seminal thinker in the same league as Darwin and Freud. You will never think of television in the same sennse again once you have read it.

The book is exceptionally well written and well reasoned. It is a display of the sociological imagination in the very best sense of that phrase. Social change has again stimulated the development of major social theory. His theory explains so much so easily. The most exciting aspect of his book is that it works The argument is clean and the writing vivid with detail. Compelling and directly relevant to the study of human communication.

No sense of place: the impact of electronic media on social behavior

An outstanding meyeowitz, No Sense of Place is must reading for all within the discipline of communication. Required reading at all levels. Television, itself a patchwork of ideas, needs his kind of analysis. No Sense of Place has revelations and insights on almost every page. It is destined to be one of the most significant books in the field. He has written a first-rate analysis of TV in our time, a significant work of scholarship mejrowitz can be read by scholars and network executives alike.


It is a stimulating work, with insights springing up on every page like wildflowers on a mountain. Our understanding of contemporary social life has been measurably advanced.

This substantive study should appeal both to a specialized audience of sociologists and to educated general readers. Deserves a place on the bookshelves of every serious student of communication. Skillful integration of theory with illustrations. Overflowing with incisive information on the interplay between technology and culture.

Writing for general readers as well as scholars and students, he deploys evidence with skill, makes his points memorable with analogies and examples It has had a major impact within communication, and within many other disciplines in the Humanities as well as the Social Sciences…. Developments in digital communication…have only reinforced Meyrowitz’s original analyses and arguments….

His book is an in-depth study of social and behavioral issues functioning among us, not yet understood in all their implications. Its…pages bristle with challenging insights and possibilities affecting many facets of American life, including family, schools, business and politics.

Despite the weight of scholarship that it carries and the provocative nature of its conclusions, No Sense of Place remains accessible because of a liveliness of style and an emphasis on case studies. Meyrowitz estimates more plausibly than most other social scientists the real and lasting effects of communications technologies on our lives. Opens a new level of debate on the impact of television You will be enriched in many ways by reading this important book. No Sense of Place should force epistemologists and social psychologists to rethink their priorities.

These are major achievements. An insightful and readable sociological analysis of contemporary social trends as they pertain to information transfer. All the power and freshness of an adventure novel. A bold new theory… Combines tremendous breadth and lucidity.

An original and eclectic theory for studying the impact of any medium at any place and in any time. A happy combination of scholarly rigorousness and gracefully written, eminently readable prose. A refreshingly new perspective…. Presented with an abundance of persuasive examples and winning intellectual honesty His is a giant step beyond those of both Goffman and McLuhan.

No scholar or writer understands the impact of electronic media upon our lives and times better than Joshua Meyrowitz.


What Marshall McLuhan thought he knew but could not articulate, Meyrowitz knows and conveys readily In the future no one will be able to write seriously about media without reference to No Sense of Place. Twenty five years later, this generalization still stands as the most provocative summary of the electronic era. Meyrowitz is not McLuhan resurrected, but a careful, thoughtful scholar who presents his ideas clearly and intelligently In sum, No Sense of Place is a magnificent book.

It provides a perspective previously unavailable. If you are interested in the interface between media and society and have time for only one major book this year, this is it. Part I Media as Change Mechanisms builds on the works of media theorist Marshall McLuhan and sociologist Erving Goffman to develop a new, step-by-step theory on meyrowiz changes in media of communication alter the boundaries of social situations and foster changes in social roles.

In Part II From Print Situations to Electronic Situationsthe widespread use of electronic media is explored in terms of three key information-flow variables relevant to the role structures described in Part I: Part IV Three Dimensions of Social Change applies all the former parts of the book to three case studies, one for each of the role categories analyzed throughout the volume: Although these chapters are applications of the theory developed in earlier parts, they are written to be comprehensible when read joshuq from or before the other parts of the book.

Meyrowltz V Conclusion summarizes and analyzes the implications of the social trends outlined in the book. Along the way, the book also analyzes changes in the social meanings of family, home, schools, prisons, political parties, citizenship, heroes and celebrities, strangers, minorities, allies and enemies, the medical establishment, and many other aspects of social life.

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