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Everything is learned in two ways.

Somatically - through direct sensory perception of environment. (small percentage)
Symbolically

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indirect channels, second hand information.

medium

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about the social and cultural consequences of the revolutionary
capability.

Critical Media Studies

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Media split into 4 sub-categories.

1) print media
2)motion picture
3) broadcast media
4) news media

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Describes the historical epoch that began to emerge in 1960s shift of
economic mode of production, goods-based manufacturing to information-based services.

Postmodernity

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5 key trends

1) convergence 2) mobility 3) fragmentation 4) globalization 5) simulation

CMFGS (CALL ME FOR GOODNESS' SAKES)

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Tendency of formerly diverse media to share a common integrated
platform ex. Use of pixels to create less distortion and decay over long distance.

Convergence

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Portable media

Mobility

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Wide varieties of expansion in media

Fragmentation

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complex set of social political and economic processes where the
physical boundaries are collapsing.

Globalization

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real without origin or reality.

Simulation

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process by which persons both individually and collectively learn, adopt
and internalize the prevailing cultural beliefs values and norms of a society.

Socialization

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What we learn.

Split to content and form, Content refers to the informational component
of a message.

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How we learn

form describes the cognitive component of a message. As way message is
packaged and delivered

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umbrella term used to describe an array of theoretical perspectives
which through diverse are united by their sceptical attitude humanistic approach.

Critical Studies

*the four A's (attitude, approach, assessment, action)

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way of understanding the pressures and practices that
contrain it.

Attitude: Skeptical

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emphasizes self-reflection, critical citizenship and
democratic principles.

Approach: humanistic

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Determining whose interests are served by the media and
how those interest contribute to domination exploitation and asymmetrical
relations of power.

Assessment: political

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operate on the premise that scholarship should be action
oriented and social responsibility to identify injustice but to confront and
challenge it.

Action: Social Activism

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explanatory and interpretive tool that simultaneously enables and limits
understanding

Theory