Undressing the death scene, and other puzzling communication about culture that James Carey bequeathed me

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Abstract

This essay chronicles four lessons (or puzzles) that James Carey 'left' to the author. These lessons pertain to Carey's account of communication as culture, the salience of that account with respect to the changing meanings and objectives of the 'liberal arts' and sciences, Carey's view of the relation between time and space (history and geography), and the suggestiveness of Carey's interest in the relation between communication and transportation. Chronicling these lessons or puzzles (and Carey's story) leads the author to reflect on the history of Communication Studies and Cultural Studies in the US.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-214
Number of pages28
JournalCultural Studies
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Culture
  • History
  • Liberal arts
  • Media
  • Mobility
  • Ritual
  • Sciences
  • Space
  • Time
  • Transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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