"Jacobs and Townsley, in their rich and detailed analysis, demonstate that the space of opinion consists of a plurality of spaces, with a variety of formats... The Space of Opinion gives the reader a deep insight into the multifaceted field of opinion formation in the United States, presenting a rich variety of examples." --American Journal of Sociology
"Jacobs and Townsley provide an important anatomic overview of the inner workings of the various media systems, offering a general framework for examining changes that will undoubtedly continue in the future... Highly recommended." --CHOICE
About the Author
Ronald N. Jacobs is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York and author of Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society: From Watts to Rodney King.
Eleanor Townsley is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and co-author of Making Capitalism Without Capitalists: The New Ruling Elites in Eastern Europe.