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No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior Paperback – December 11, 1986

ISBN-13: 978-0195042313 ISBN-10: 019504231X Edition: Reprint

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (December 11, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019504231X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195042313
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 5.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #619,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"... a classic book, richly deserving of the ICA 2014 Fellows Book Award, for its own merit and for the impact on the scholarship of others. No Sense of Place is a landmark in theorizing about media." -Dafna Lemish, International Communication Association


"One of the most ambitious, refreshing, and provocative attempts to expand our understanding of communications technologies." -Technology Review


"Provocative.... Compelling.... An original and eclectic theory for studying the impact of any medium at any place and in any time." -Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media


"Meyrowitz takes a panoramic view of American culture - its politics, its gender relations, its educational standards, its attitudes toward history and literacy, and much more.... He's a fine example of an interdisciplinary risk-taker." -Christian Science Monitor


"Among the most important books on media yet written; a masterful piece of scholarship." -Channels


"No Sense of Place is an original and deeply perceptive analysis of how the media have come to alter the texture of everyday experience. It is a stimulating work, with insights springing up on every page like wildflowers on a mountain. Written with a poet's sensitivity and a scientist's analytic precision, the book is a luminous contribution to the social psychology of our time" -Stanley Milgram, author of Obedience to Authority


"Brilliant.... a theoretical tour de force." -Journal of Communication


"No Sense of Place is a cornucopia in the grand style: a breathtaking flurry of crisp insights, homey illustrations, ingenious tropes.... gives the reader full value in erudition and liveliness." -Quarterly Journal of Speech


"No Sense of Place is brilliant; it lays out the challenges of people navigating multiple audiences as a result of changes in media and serves as one of the foundational texts for understanding the internet and social media." -danah boyd, Microsoft Research


"A very impressive work that provides new insights into the bearing of the structure of information access in society on a surprising variety of social phenomena. 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." -Contemporary Sociology


"Deserves our undivided attention.... An outstanding contribution." -Communication Quarterly


"One of the seminal works in communication of the last fifty years. 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.... an enduring and prescient work.... an essential text." - Jeff Malpas, Distinguished Professor, University of Tasmania, Australia


"Extraordinary book... its central thesis is even more true of the world of the new electronic media." -Jeffrey Goldfarb, Gellert Professor of Sociology, New School for Social Research


"A stunningly original contribution to...how our everyday lives are influenced by the omnipresence of electronic media.... describes the changes in our social and communal relations lucidly and forcefully." -Susan J . White, Lunger Professor of Spiritual Resources & Disciplines, Brite Divinity School


"No Sense of Place is a genuine sociological classic for the 21st century and the 'information age.'... continues to deserve our careful attention and appreciation." -David Allen, Sociology, Temple University


About the Author


Joshua Meyrowitz is Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire, where he has won numerous honors, including the Lindberg Award for Outstanding Scholar-Teacher in the College of Liberal Arts. He is the author of scores of articles on media and society that have appeared in scholarly journals and anthologies, as well as in general-interest magazines and newspapers.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 5, 1997
Format: Paperback
Joshua Meyrowitz takes the reader through a fantastic and comprehensive perspective on the impact of electronic media. Beyond McLuhan, Meyrowitz challenges the reader to consider the formulative role of media, irrespective of it's content. Meyrowitz clearly details the impact of electronic media on one's perception of place, and the unrecognized rearrangement of social forums. This book is a MUST READ for those interested in the impact of television and computer networking technologies on contemporary social life--if understood, it will forever change your perceptions of media
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Derek on February 12, 2001
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Revisiting and moving beyond his predecessors, Meyrowitz's book provides a wonderful framework that allows the reader of any level to appreciate the role of mediated communication in shaping social spheres and orders...both historically and today.
Written in a style that avoids the high-semantics of academia and avoids the vague poetics of McLuhan, Meyrowitz's book is perhaps most fascinating because of the fact that it was written fifteen years ago: before the internet boom, before the merger-mania of media conglomeritization, etc. In my opinion, Meyrowitz's ideas are still very relevant and are a true signifier of the brilliance of this text.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 1998
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To understand the impact of media, you have two choiches: you decode McLuhan and DeKerkhove (at least try), or you read this book. Meyrowitz writes from the perspective of a child and of a socioligist of media, describing how television has changed forever the way we relate to space, both public and private. With theatrical recollections of family scenes from the 60's and cultured references to other studies Meyrowitz manages to make us look at TV and media in general as we never did before.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Mulloy on April 11, 2014
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Meyrowitz discusses how television and electronic media erode our sense of place. Walking over some drumlins in County Cavan Ireland with a distant cousin and later riding through Pine Ride with a Lakota friend drove home the importance of Meyrowitz's critique. Both the Irishman and the Lakota had intimate connections with their land and environment which were infused with meaning. We no longer have that and it is our loss. this book is worth reading.
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