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Published by Hastings House in New York .
Written in English



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  • Mass media -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States,
  • Popular culture -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statementcompiled and edited by Lee Thayer, with the assistance of Richard L. Johannesen and Hanno Hardt.
SeriesHumanistic studies in the communication arts, Communications arts books
ContributionsThayer, Lee O., Johannesen, Richard L., Hardt, Hanno.
LC ClassificationsP94 .E8 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 302 p. ;
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4406383M
ISBN 100803819579, 0803819587
LC Control Number79009479

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