Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

4-1998

Publication Source

Sociological Inquiry

Volume

68

Issue

2

Start Page

230

Last Page

241

DOI

10.1111/j.1475-682X.1998.tb00463.x

Abstract

For reasons unclear, sociology abandoned its proprietary rights in the study of mass communications and relegated it to the fringes of collective behavior on the one hand and critical studies on the other. Relatively recently, however, as interest in hegemonic processes becomes more popular and critical theory gains new prominence, there is a corresponding rise in attention to the integrative, if hegemonic, role the media of mass communication. This paper explores that role, reflecting on television and its influence in the construction of holidays.

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Date Posted: 19 April 2011

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