Communication is one of the strongest symbols of the twentieth century. Its ideal is to bring people, cultures and values at the heart of the European democratic model. Moreover, the success of communication is such that many people combine media and new technologies. But are they right? Does communication boil down to new technology? To answer these questions, we present the review of "Thinking Communication" by Dominique Wolton.
In this book, the author explains that we should not confuse performance and technical communication. In fact, by following the most sophisticated techniques that are even more interactive, there are still inequalities, and the same loneliness that is difficult to understand. There is a presentation of the author and the book, and finally our personal opinion on the book and the pages that are not to be missed.
Born in Douala, Cameroon, Dominique Wolton studied law and sociology before conducting a thesis on the changing mores and technology. By the late 1970s, he had devoted himself exclusively to the media, engaging in critical thinking.
A graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, with a Doctorate in Sociology, Dominique Wolton is currently the Director of Research at CNRS - Special Class - He has been heading the laboratory for Information, Communication and Scientific Issues since 2000.
He founded the international journal Hermes' in 1988, and continues to direct it (CNRS Editions). This journal aims to explore interdisciplinary communication in its dealings with individuals, techniques, cultures and societies. He also leads the "Communication" series which he founded in 1998 (CNRS Editions).
His area of research, through numerous publications, analyzes the relationship between culture, communication, society and politics. Having written extensively on media, political communication, Europe, Internet, he examines the political and cultural consequences of the globalization of information and communication. For him, information and communication are major political issues of the twenty-first century, and cultural cohabitation is imperative for the third wave of globalization.
Following "The Other Globalization" (Flammarion, 2003) he recently published "Saving the communication", that was published by Flammarion in February 2005.
Various designations held by the author:
-Founder and Director of Policy and Communication Laboratory CNRS - 1987-2000.
-Founder and Director of Hermes' - Cognition Communication Policy, CNRS Editions, Paris since its inception in December 1989.
-Editor of the CNRS Communication series, (CNRS-Editions) since its inception in 1999.
-Member of the Board of Directors of France Television and France 2.
-Member of three committees of governmental reforms of public broadcasting - 1981 (Mr. Moinot), 1989 (Ms. Tasca), 1996 (Mr. Campet).
-Member of the Scientific Council of the National Agency for Research.
-Member of the Scientific Council of the Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technological selections
-Member of the Scientific Council of the CNRS.
-Member of the High Council of Francophone Community
-Member of the French Commission for UNESCO
-Program Officer of the Science and Technology Society of CNRS
Tags: Thinking Communication' by Dominique Wolton, Combining media and new technologies in the communication sector
[...] • Editor of the series "CNRS - Communication", CNRS Editions, since its inception in 1999. • Member of the Board of Directors of France Télévision and France 2. • Member of three committees government reforms of public broadcasting - 1981 (Mr. Moinot) - 1989 (Mrs. Tasca) - 1996 (Mr. Campet). • Member of the Scientific Council of the National Agency for Research. • Member of the Scientific Council of the Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and Technological • Member of the Scientific Council of the CNRS. [...]
[...] The last problem concerns the definition of the term "communication", inherently polysemic word. "Rethinking communication" emphasizes on the relationship between the values of the latter, techniques for its implementation and the Western democratic model. In addition, this book describes that communication is ambiguous because its concept is based on: • Its ideal: That is to bring people, values, cultures together. • Its support: Fighting for freedom, human rights and democracy. • Its management: By manufacturers whose interest is purely financial. [...]
[...] He also manages the collection "Communication" which he created in 1998 (CNRS Editions). His area of research is explored through numerous publications, the analysis of the relationship between culture, communication, society and politics. Having written extensively on media, political communication, Europe, Internet, he studied political and cultural consequences of the globalization of information and communication. For him, information and communication are major political issues of the twenty-first century and cultural cohabitation is imperative to build as a condition of the third globalization. [...]
[...] Thus, no communication theory cannot be developed without a theory of society. Finally, Dominique Wolton in this part speaks of the limitations of communication. So today we forget the difficulties of face to face and you cannot help but communicate: • On a personal level: communication = exchange; • On the political communication = democracy; • And on the technical communication tools II. Part Two: Television, the social bond In this section, there is a crisis of social cohesion: social ties have lost their importance We can see a new trend to single parent families and young people who leave more quickly the family cocoon. [...]
[...] Thinking communication says that there is no democracy without communication developing its knowledge to keep their distance with respect to so many promises and finally, it is to prevent the communication which is lost between ideas and ideologies. Dominique Wolton explains the difficulties of the study of communication as a social science: changes in this area are very fast, this is an area that recently is at the heart of many concepts which actors while claiming analysis expect that it complies with their opinions. Finally, the report questions the communication to each other. [...]
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