Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series

The Science of the Commons

A Note on Communication Methodology

Authors: Sodre, Muniz

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  • Provides a ground-breaking new perspective on communication studies
  • Challenges standard sociological and anthropological thinking on media
  • Sheds light on the true theoretical core of communication and its interdisciplinary background
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The Science of the Commons proposes a new mode of comprehending communication. Leaving aside a sociological and linguistic model that defines communication as a process of information transmission, this book introduces an innovative ethical-political understanding of communication as a connection of the common, the cohesive tie of the community. Muniz Sodré critiques the weak ethical and political aspirations of the field of communication and suggests the construction of a ‘post-disciplinary’ science, set against the classic disciplines of sociology, anthropology and economics, which resists a global ideology of financialization. Moving the field of communication beyond media studies to a philosophical reflection on the roots of the community, The Science of the Commons is a ground-breaking book that offers fresh perspectives for the study of communication worldwide. 

About the authors

Muniz Sodré is Professor Emeritus at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a visiting professor at several European and Latin American universities. He has published over 30 books on communication.  

David Hauss is a translator based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has translated for a variety of companies and organizations, including think tanks, NGOs, universities, Netflix, and Globo. His work has ranged from academic and fiction books to screenplays and short stories.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of the Commons
Book Subtitle
A Note on Communication Methodology
Authors
Translated by
Hauss, D.
Series Title
Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14497-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14497-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14496-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 248
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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