Tuesday, September 29, 2015
HistMedia: The Deep Roots of Communication Study- FREUD (W6-P1) Fa15
DARWIN, FREUD & MARX
The above are prominent names from the late 19th and early 20th century. Each has had an important and lasting impact on a variety of scientific disciplines and on society in general.
As Ev Rogers argues, they too had influence on the discipline of communication and media studies. In the works of Darwin, Freud and Marx we can find some key ideas that later shape communication and media studies. In the works of Darwin, Freud and Marx we can find the deep roots of communication and media studies.
In this week's reading (History of Comm. Study, Chapter 3), Rogers tells the story of Freud and his ideas and how they influenced communication scholars and communication theory.
As a complement to the reading let's take a look at a documentary which outlines Freud's life and the development of his ideas. Can you give a timeline of Freud's life and the development of his ideas?
See the following segments: 0:00-4:00, 7:55-26:40, 30:05-43:32 and 48:00-56:59
Here, in these notes, we'll highlight and expand upon some of the key concepts. First, let's given some more emphasis on the concept of the unconscious.
How did the idea of the unconscious and other Freudian ideas influence communication and media study? What does Rogers say?
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