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Schudson, Michael

Overview
Works: 65 works in 346 publications in 3 languages and 11,968 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HF5813.U6, 659.10420973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Schudson
Advertising, the uneasy persuasion : its dubious impact on American society by Michael Schudson( Book )

58 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does advertising do? Is it the faith of a secular society? If so, why does it inspire so little devotion? Advertising, the Uneasy Persuasion is a clear-eyed account of advertising as both business and social institution. Instead of fuelling the moral indignation surrounding the industry, or feeding fantasies of powerful manipulators, Michael Schudson presents a clear assessment of advertising in its wider sociological and historical framework, persuasively concluding that advertising is not nearly as important, effective, or scientifically founded as either its advocates or its critics imagine
Discovering the news : a social history of American newspapers by Michael Schudson( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This instructive and entertaining social history of American newspapers shows that the very idea of impartial, objective "news" was the social product of the democratization of political, economic, and social life in the nineteenth century. Professor Schudson analyzes the shifts in reportorial style over the years and explains why the belief among journalists and readers alike that newspapers must be objective still lives on. - Publisher
Watergate in American memory : how we remember, forget, and reconstruct the past by Michael Schudson( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It began with a burglary, the objectives of which are to this day unclear, and it led to the unprecedented resignation of a president in disgrace. For years the story dominated the airwaves and the headlines. Yet today a third of all high school students do not know that Watergate occurred after 1950, and many cannot name the president who resigned. How do Americans remember Watergate? Should we remember it? To what extent does our current "memory" of Watergate jibe with the historical record? Most important, who--the media? political elites? the courts?--are responsible for the particular version of those tumultous?sic? events we remember today? What Americans remember (and what they have forgotten) about the most traumatic domestic event in our recent history offers startling insights into the nature of collective memory. Michael Schudson, one of this country's most perceptive observers of the media, uses interviews, press accounts of recent political controversies, and poll data to explore how America's collective memory of Watergate has changed over the years, and what this reveals about how we can learn from the past. Schudson argues that Watergate was both a Constitutional crisis triggered by presidential wrongdoing and a scandal in which investigators pursued multiple, and sometimes veiled, objectives. He explores the continuing unsettled relationship between these two faces of Watergate. Liberals who deny that scandals are socially constructed miss part of the story, as do conservatives who deny or minimize the Constitutional crisis. The book gives special attention to several key domains where the memory of Watergate has been contested and transmitted: as a myth inside journalism, as a debate over reform legislation in Congress, as a set of lessons in school textbooks, as a new language for the public at large. Schudson's findings are often surprising. He argues that Richard Nixon has not been rehabilitated in the public mind and that there is good reason to think he never will be. And he shows that the myth spawned by Watergate of an all-powerful press has proved a mixed blessing. Above all, by examining more recent events like the Iran-contra Affair, this important and insightful book documents how the metaphor of Watergate continues to influence the White House, the Congress, and the nation's political life in general. The book thus offers an original argument about how the past survives and is transmitted across generations, even in the face of conscious efforts to rewrite history
The good citizen : a history of American civic life by Michael Schudson( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996 less than half of all eligible voters even bothered to vote. Fewer citizens each year follow government and public affairs regularly or even think they should. Is popular sovereignty a failure? Not necessarily, argues Michael Schudson in this provocative and unprecedented history of citizenship in America. Measuring voter turnout or attitudes is a poor approximation of citizenship. The meaning of voting - and what counts as politics - has changed dramatically over the course of our history
Reading the news : a Pantheon guide to popular culture by Robert Karl Manoff( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by six working journalists, press critics, and scholars present insights into the press and journalism
Rethinking popular culture : contemporary perspectives in cultural studies( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of news by Michael Schudson( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some say it's simply information, mirroring the world. Others believe it's propaganda, promoting a partisan view. But news, Michael Schudson tells us, is really both and neither; it is a form of culture, complete with its own literary and social conventions and powerful in ways far more subtle and complex than its many critics might suspect. A penetrating look into this culture, The Power of News offers a compelling view of the news media's emergence as a central institution of modern society, a key repository of common knowledge and cultural authority
The sociology of news by Michael Schudson( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sociology of News reviews and synthesizes not only what is happening to journalism but also what is happening to the scholarly understanding of journalism. In the Second Edition, each chapter of the book has been updated to account for the radical changes that have reshaped the news industry over the last decade. With a new chapter on the sharp contraction of the news business in the United States since 2007, The Sociology of News examines journalism as a social institution and analyzes the variety of forces and factors-economic, technological, political, cultural, organizational-that shape the news media today"--Publisher's description
The enduring book : print culture in postwar America( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why democracies need an unlovable press by Michael Schudson( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journalism does not create democracy and democracy does not invent journalism, but what is the relationship between them? This question is at the heart of this book by world-renowned sociologist and media scholar Michael Schudson. Focusing on the US media but seeing them in a comparative context, Schudson brings his understanding of news as at once a story-telling and fact-centered practice to bear on a variety of controversies about what public knowledge today is and what it should be. Should experts have a role in governing democracies? Is news melodramatic or is it ironic - or is it both at different times? In the title essay, Schudson even suggests that journalism serves the interests of free expression and democracy best when it least lives up to the demands of media critics for deep thought and analysis; passion for the sensational event may be news at its democratically most powerful. Lively, provocative, unconventional, and deeply informed by a rich understanding of journalism's history, this work collects the best of Schudson's recent writings, including several pieces published here for the first time."--Jacket
The rise of the right to know : politics and the culture of transparency, 1945-1975 by Michael Schudson( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern transparency dates to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s-well before the Internet. Michael Schudson shows how the "right to know" has defined a new era for democracy-less focus on parties and elections, more pluralism and more players, year-round monitoring of government, and a blurring line between politics and society, public and private
The news media : what everyone needs to know by C. W Anderson( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The business of journalism has an extensive, storied, and often romanticized history. This addition to the What Everyone Needs to Know® series looks at the past, present and future of journalism, considering how the development of the industry has shaped the present and how we can expect the future to roll out
Origins of the ideal of objectivity in the professions : studies in the history of American journalism and American law, 1830-1940 by Michael Schudson( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the book in America( Book )

in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The colonial book in the Atlantic world: This book carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. v. 2 An Extensive Republic: This volume documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic. v. 3. The industrial book 1840-1880: This volume covers the creation, distribution, and uses of print and books in the mid-nineteenth century, when a truly national book trade emerged. v. 4. Print in Motion: In a period characterized by expanding markets, national consolidation, and social upheaval, print culture picked up momentum as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. v. 5. The Enduring Book: This volume addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from Word War II to the present
The news media and the democratic process by Michael Schudson( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the book in America. print culture in postwar America by David Paul Nord( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The colonial book in the Atlantic world: This book carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. v. 2 An Extensive Republic: This volume documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic. v. 3. The industrial book 1840-1880: This volume covers the creation, distribution, and uses of print and books in the mid-nineteenth century, when a truly national book trade emerged. v. 4. Print in Motion: In a period characterized by expanding markets, national consolidation, and social upheaval, print culture picked up momentum as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. v. 5. The Enduring Book: This volume addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from Word War II to the present
What time means in a news story by Michael Schudson( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good citizens & bad history : today's political ideals in historical perspective by Michael Schudson( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hao gong min : Meiguo gong gong sheng huo shi by Michael Schudson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the book in america : the enduring book by David Paul Nord( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Discovering the news : a social history of American newspapers
Alternative Names
Michael Schudson Professor

Michael Steven Schudson

Michael Steven Schudson Amerikaans socioloog

Schudson, Michael S. 1946-

Schudson, Michael Steven.

Schudson, Michael Steven 1946-

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셔드슨, 마이클

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English (277)

Chinese (11)

Italian (2)

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Discovering the news : a social history of American newspapersWatergate in American memory : how we remember, forget, and reconstruct the pastThe good citizen : a history of American civic lifeReading the news : a Pantheon guide to popular cultureRethinking popular culture : contemporary perspectives in cultural studiesThe power of newsThe sociology of newsThe enduring book : print culture in postwar America