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The optional society : An essay on economic choice and bargains of communication in an affluent world

The optional society : An essay on economic choice and bargains of communication in an affluent world

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Dovring, Folke. Dovring, Karin
Title Statement
The optional society : An essay on economic choice and bargains of communication in an affluent world / By Folke Dovring and Karin Dovring.
Publication, Distribution, etc
The Hague :   Nijhoff ,   1971.  
Physical Medium
x, 107 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9024712785
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Economic history. Social history. Communication -- Social aspects.
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Contents information

Table of Contents

1. The Key Word is Choice.- 2. Productivity, Luxury, and Poverty.- Productivity.- Acceleration.- Luxury.- Poverty.- 3. Competition in the Market Place.- Materials.- Gadgets.- Purposes.- News and entertainment.- Competition within firms and bureaucracies.- Options for jobs and careers.- 4. Odds against Equality: the Competition for Money, Freedom and Power.- Reasons for the degree of equality.- The very rich.- The poor in America.- Productivity and incomes.- International sharing.- The foreign accent in international relations.- Communication as income.- Power as income.- 5. The Political Arena: Options at Home and Abroad.- Alternatives of economic organization.- Some "isms" in competition.- The balance of order and freedom.- The power instinct.- Public diplomacy.- Package deals, propaganda, and loss of options.- 6. The Urge to Conform.- Communication and social conformity.- The industrial pressure.- The lock-in systems.- Imitating the rich and the powerful.- The American suburb - at home and abroad.- 7. Addiction, Drop-Outs, and Non-Involvement.- Physical poisons.- Monotony.- Drop-outs.- Flight from communication.- Non-involvement.- 8. A Balance Sheet.


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