Public Opinion

Public Opinion

Description

In what is widely considered the most influential book ever written by Walter Lippmann, the late journalist and social critic provides a fundamental treatise on the nature of human information and communication. As Michael Curtis indicates in his introduction to this edition. Public Opinion qualifies as a classic by virtue of its systematic brilliance and literary grace. The work is divided into eight parts, covering such varied issues as stereotypes, image making, and organized intelligence. The study begins with an analysis of "the world outside and the pictures in our heads, " a leitmotif that starts with issues of censorship and privacy, speed, words, and clarity, and ends with a careful survey of the modern newspaper. The work is a showcase for Lippmann's vast erudition. He easily integrated the historical, psychological, and philosophical literature of his day, and in every instance showed how relevant intellectual formations were to the ordinary operations of everyday life. Public Opinion is of enduring significance for communications scholars, historians, sociologists, and political scientists.


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Details

Author(s)
Walter Lippmann
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
140 x 214 x 23mm | 293g
Publication date
12 Jun 1997
Publisher
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Imprint
The Free Press
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reissue
ISBN10
0684833271
ISBN13
9780684833279
Bestsellers rank
615,429