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agrarian

Describing an agricultural system which combines horticulture and animals.

information age

information age  

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Media studies
1. A period commonly regarded as having begun with the rise of the internet in the 1990s (although the phrase was coined in Japan in the mid 1960s) which is characterized by the dominance of an ...
cereal

cereal  

[Ge]A general term covering a range of barley, wheat, oats, and rye.
information age

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

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2016
Subject:
Media studies
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64 words

...(although the phrase was coined in Japan in the mid 1960s) which is characterized by the dominance of an information economy , an information society , and (negatively) fallout from information overload . Such a periodization suggests comparability with the shift from an agrarian society to an industrial...

mass society

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
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167 words

...society ( mass society theory ) A pessimistic view of modern, large-scale, ‘atomistic’ industrialized urban societies by contrast with traditional ‘organic’ agrarian communities, typically instancing a loss of unifying values and beliefs and of restraining social networks, increasing isolation and alienation, conformism , political centralization, impersonal bureaucracy, and the vulnerability of a mass audience to manipulation ( see also indirect relationships ; manipulative model ; massification ; modernity ; modernization ). A key function of...

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