The Media And Social Theory Of Mass Culture And The Media

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Early studies of cultural industries include popular music, television and popular phenomena such as character analysis Adorno. In their criticism of mass culture and communication, members of the Frankfurt School is the first systematic analysis of critical social theory and critique of popular culture and television medium. As communication studies began emerging in the 1930s and 1940s, and as theorists noted the power of propaganda in World War Two, a wide range of studies began appearing of the social effects of the media, promoting debate over the media and social problems and the media as a social problem. Some of the first empirical studies of the effects of film, for instance, criticized the cinema for promoting immorality, juvenile delinquency, and violence. The Motion Picture Research Council funded the Payne foundation to undertake detailed empirical studies of the impact of films on everyday life and…show more content…
They were the first social theorists see the reproduction of contemporary society they call "cultural industries", where the so-called mass culture and the importance of the media stand in the centre of leisure activities, socialization is an important agent, intermediary political reality, but it should be seen with a variety of economic, political, cultural and social impact of major institutions of contemporary society. Early studies of cultural industries include popular music, television and popular phenomena such as character analysis Adorno. In their criticism of mass culture and communication, members of the Frankfurt School is the first systematic analysis of critical social theory and critique of popular culture and television

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