n Critical Arts : A Journal of South-North Cultural and Media Studies - An Introduction to Political Communication (3rd edition), Brian McNair : book review




Extracted from text ... 63 Brian McNair, An Introduction to Political Communication (3rd edition), London: Routledge, 2003, ISBN 0415307082, 272pp. Phil Joffe+ In 1922, Walter Lippmann noted that public opinion was a constructed, manufactured thing that could be manipulated by those with a vested interest in doing so. Brian McNair's book offers a concise and thoughtfully balanced investigation of political communication. It concentrates on the nature of the interface between politicians and parties and the media available in the 21st century, to locate the media's agency and affectivity in the wider social, political environment. He divides the study into two parts; the first ..


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