- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; Revised ed. 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: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #443,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior Revised ed. Edition
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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
From the Back Cover
The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior.Meyrowitz shows how, with electronic media, our experiences and behaviors are no longer shaped by where we are or who is 'with' us. Television, he claims, has altered the balance between public and private spaces and lifted many of the old veils of secrecy between children and adults, men and women, and politicians and average citizens.
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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.