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Department
Communication Studies
Course
COMM 2102
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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COMM2101Lecture1TransitionofTraditionaltoModernSocietyCommunicatingwithoutreplydispiritingfeelingAnxietiesaboutnotbeinghardorrespondedtoEvensomethinglikebloggingbuildsuponthepracticesofthingsthatcame100sofyearsbeforePeoplenotaffiliatedwithinstitutionsareabletosatirizepeoplewithauthoritythisphenomenonhasbeenaroundforawhilenotnewWehavetoacknowledgethatWehavetoaskthequestionofhowcommunicationhascometobehowhasitbecomeanobjectfortheorizingandwhatarethefactorsthatbringthataboutCommunicationisaprofoundlymodernideathecharacteristicsofwhicharegoingtobediscussedSweepsofHistoryHowdidwegetheretransitionformpremoderntomodernsocietiesWecantalkaboutthechangeinstructureofthesocialorderfeudalismovertimemanyofthosesystemstransformedintowhatwecalldemocracyInthatprocesspeoplecomeotbeboundtogetherinsocialgroupingscallednationsWhattiesmetogetherwithsomeonewholivesinVancouveristhefactthatwelivewithinthesameterritoryPeoplenowliveundernationsWhatweseeovertimeisthechanginginfluenceofreligionWhereoncereligionwasthecentralorganizingfeatureofsocietypeopleturnedtoreligionandkingswererepresentativeofareligiousorderreligionhasgivenwayovertimetotheemergenceofsocietywhichisgenerallysecularReligionfromapublicpursuittoapersonalonereligionpushedoutofthepublicspherenolongerthemainorganizingfeatureTransformationofeconomicslocaltradingandartisanalproductiontotheemergenceofmarketsbirthofcapitalismForm18ConprocessofindustrializationTechnologiesthatallowformassproductionTheemergenceofscienceThenewmodernreligionScienceemergesasapowerfulinfluenceoverarangeofhumanaffairscompeteswithreligionEmergesasabranchofknowledgewhichdeterminesnowhowweadministeroverourbodiesdiseasesocietyectemergencealmostassigascapitalismemergenceWehavethetransformationintechnologyfromdevelopmentsofthesteamenginewhichrevolutionizedtransportationmassproductionprintingpressphotographycomputerradioTVautomatedcalculationIncredibleadvancesinliteracyandinschoolingpeoplelearntoreadandwriteatamassivelevelchangesinliteracyroleplayedbyschoolinreplacingfamiliesintheteachingofthatMajortransformationsinsocialrelationsAlifeinvolveslivingworkinganddyinginthesameplaceVerylittleknowledgeofwhatgoesonoutsideyourworldhaslittleeffectofyouhigherlevelsoftrustsenseofcommunitythatiscreatedaroundBythethemergenceof20CaspartoftransitionfrompremodernandmodernsocietypeoplemovefromruraltourbansurroundingsTheformationofcitiesismajorofcitiesisacollectionofpeoplebroughttotogetherwhodonotknowwatchothercollectedinthatwayfroworkeconomicopportunityPeoplecomformfarawayarriveincitiessetuplivesnowdethatchedfromtheirlandlanguageandsocialrelationsthatkeptthemtogetherandnowheavilyimpactedbythethingsthatgoonaroundthemtheybecamenotjustpartoflocalsystemsbutnationalsystemglobalcitizensWhattiespeopletogetherisacommonsenseofrightviacitizenshipWithallthesechangesinstructuralrelationscomechangesinwaysofcommunicationsFromoraltowrittenOvertimeoralitygiveswaytoliteracyFirstthesamenumberofpeoplewhohavethestoriesalsosameamountofpeoplewholearntoreadandwriteFromhieroglyphicsymbolstoalphabetsPassingoftraditionscomesnotbyvoicebutbypaperorstoneecthugedevelopmentisthetransitionformoraltowrittencultureInfoispassedtomeformpapermeansofwhichwereceiveandrestoreinfoInthisviewofthetransformationsinhistoryweseetheemergenceofsocietiespeoplewhocometogetheraroundsharedculturebeliefsvalueslanguageemergenceofmajorinstitutionslawgoveducationandwehaveademocratizationofcommunicationmessagesbecomeindependentofmessengersMassprintingofnewspapersbookemailNolongerneedabodytocarryamessageinsteadwhatyougetisamediumsomethingthatcarriesthemessageforyouReadingPhadreusWhatcanyoubepersuadedbyIcanoverlooksomeofthoseissuesbutAtrumpseverythingBothofusarepersuadedbysomethingThisisimportanttoPbecauseitisaboutadiscussionbwtopeopleaboutloveandpersuasionWhatconstitutesloveisalsowhatconstitutespersuasionInancientGreecethequestionofpersuasionistakenupalotbecauseofrhetoricwhichistheartofpersuasionInthepresentdayweusethewordrhetorictoimplyemptytockbutinancientGreektobeanexpertintheprofessionofrhetoricwasavaluedskillThemosteffectiverhetoriciansweretheoneswhomemorizedorwhospokewithoutnoteTwomenSocratesandPhaedrustalkingaboutlovePhadruswrotethespeechdoesnthaveartofmemory3speechesfirstbyPhthenbyScPhadreusforLuciusloveisaboutmutualbenefitSopeoplecanbeinalovingrelationshipwithoutdesirebutmutualinterestYouhelpmeIhelpyouourrelationshipisbuiltonneednotdesireSocrateshearsthisandsaysthatsinterestingHenotesthathearingyoureadthisspeechwhilereadingitisprettyengagingIcouldtopthatspeechandimgoingtodoitwithoutreadingHesayslovewithoutdesireisimpossibledesirescorruptoursenseofreasonandrationalityNosuchthingasaresltionshipbuiltofmutualbenefitbceventhenthereissomedesirebackandforthLoveisaboutabattlebwreasonandwillbrainandheartconflictingPlatonicrelationshipsakindoflovewointimacyWhatyouaregoingforisasymmetryofsoulsconnectedtothematspirituallevelnotaphysicalbindingScspeakswowritingorreadingbutfrommemoryMyvoiceandmemorywillbeplantedinyouandyouwilllearnasaresultIfIpersuadeyouinsomewayIhavetouchedyoursoulakindofconnectionwithoutphysicalityorintimacyDiscussionswitchestotopicaboutwritingSoctellsPhthathecanthelpbutthinkthatwritngislikepaintingWritingsomethingisarepresentationofsomethingnotpainingisarepresentationofsomeoneWordsreperesntedintolanguageDiscuaasionabouttheartsofpersuasionorrhetoricThewaywethinkaboutpersuasionisalsothewaywethinkaboutloveForSocwritngsymbolizedthescatteringofcommunicationWringdoesnotrequireinteractionrandomwhereitgoesunhookedfrompeopleForSoctopersuadecommunicateistobepresentandlikeinlovetocommunicateisaboutheunionofsoulsWritingisabouttheindiscriminatescatteringofcommunicationAllthistalkaboutloveteachesusalotaboutcommunicationPhisnotaboutcommunicationpersebutisaboutpracticingtheartofrhetoricPhattemptstoteachusthatitsnotaboutmediabutaboutlovenotabouttechnologybutaboutconnectionitsaboutthewaysinwhichcommunicationcreatesconnectionManyofthethemesinPharethemesthatreoccurthroughtourtreatmentofcommunicationtheoryAlltheoriesofmediathatfollowinmodernageareinsomewaysaboutanxietiesaboutconnectionNowthatcommunicationisunhookedfromphysicalpresencethereareanxietiesaboutwhatmaybedistortedorlostasaresultandthemajorfeaturewhichcontrinbutestothecontinuedscatteringofinfoaremediatechnologySoSocobservationthatlovecanbecreatedwithoutphysicalconnectionbutaboutcreatingsymmetryofsoulswhathappenswhenthatkindofcommunjcationorloveisnotpossibleRasiesthequesiotnofwhethercommiunicatioinissomethingthatkeepsustogetherorapartDoesSkypeallowforustobeconnectedtopeoplewhoarentpresentordoesitexacerbateormakeworsetheabsenceandthattheseideasthatthesecommtechnologiestobringtogethersoulsaremodernArethingsbetterWealsosharethingswedontwanttosharewhetherweknowitornotPhgetsustothinkaboutcomminthiswayandthatinthemodernerawhatfollowsisthatmanydiffkindsofdeliemascometobeperceivedofasproblemsofcommunicationUNestablishedonthebeliefthatcommwillleadtopeacheeHowideasofraceandgenderarecommunicatedtousviamediasWecommunicatewithmachinesmostofthetimeLotsofdifferentproblemsareconcievecdasproblemsofcommunicationPublicrelationspsycologyIssuesaboutcommunicationcometobetakenupbysociologistsfemesnistsmarxistsBeliefofwhatholdpeopletogetherassocietyorinterpersonalrelationsiscommunicationReading2MarxKarlMarxteachesussomethingTheprominentofMarxinthecoursewetakebcMarxisthemostpowerfulwitnessorchroniclerofmodernityfromtransitionfromtraditionaltomodernsocietyReporterofthechangesbroughtonbymodernitycapturetheexperienceofmodernityAllthatissolidmeltsintoairMarxThischaracterizesthetransformationsbroughtonbymodernityOnsetofcapitalismFrenchrevolutionMarxistryingtosayispeopleusedtohavecontrolovertheirlivesorcontroloverthemeansofproductionhavingcontrolofthisispartofthefullnessofthehumanexperiencethisisthesolidpartthemeltingintoairpartiswhathappensisthattheemergenceofcapitalismandonsetofindustrialrevolutionmeltsthisarrangementsandmeltshumanrelationstakeshumanbeingsanddividesthemintoclassestheproletariatandthebourgeoisieWehaveaclasssocietybcofcapitalismProcessthatthenproducesaexperiencecalledalienationPeoplearenowalienatedformtheirmeansofproductionnolongerhavecontrolovertheirownlivesnowhavetorelyonothersHumanrelationshavebecomeabstractNowyouworkinafactoryforsomeoneelseandmakethingsforpeoplesomeonetellsyouwhentoworkTheeffortyoumakeiscalculatedbymoneyIfImakesomethingisbcIwanttomakeityoumakethattoolformeHecharacterizesthisasabstractionasalienationofthedetachmentofpeoplefromthemeansofproductionThisabstractstheirlaborandnewtechnologicaladvancesreplaceshumansNowthatpersoncandecidewhetherornotyouexpendableifamachinecandoitfasterthanyouWhoyouareasapersonbecomesabstractedandyoubecomealienatedThisisafeelingmanyfusfeelalreadyThisIapowerfulwayofunderstandingofwhatishappeningtodayandthefractioningofrelationshipsintoabstractonesHowheasksisthispossiblealienateabstractpeopleformtheirlaborTheeliteclasscankeeptheworkersinplacethroughideologyrealitypresentedtothemastruthCapitalismismadepossiblethroughthespreadingofdominantideologyandslowwayshistoryisbeingtoldwearegettingbetterprogressingect
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