How Not to Establish a Subfield: Media Sociology in the United States

@article{Revers2018HowNT,
  title={How Not to Establish a Subfield: Media Sociology in the United States},
  author={M. Revers and Casey Brienza},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
  year={2018},
  volume={49},
  pages={352-368}
}
US-American sociology has largely failed to examine the transformation of mediated communication of the past 20 years. If sociology is to be conceived as a general social science concerned with analyzing and critically scrutinizing past, present, and future conditions of collective human existence, this failure, and the ignorance it engenders, is detrimental. This ignorance, we argue, may be traced back to the weak self-identity, institutionalization and position of media sociology in the… Expand
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