This volume illuminates the complexity of our modern era, exploring how society can leverage exciting new opportunities whilst recognizing the complex challenges we face in a time of constant change. It helps us understand how we have come to this point and where we may be going so that we may study the opportunities and the dangers, the chances and the risks, that digital media pose in our quest for some version of «the good life».
Chapter Six: Communication and Perceptions of the Quality of Life
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Communication and Perceptions of the Quality of Life
LEO W. JEFFRES AND KIMBERLY A. NEUENDORFCLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, USA
DAVID ATKINUNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, USA
While the question of what constitutes “the good life” has long been a topic of controversy and discussion, its roots in empirical science have a long history that can be built upon in communication. In fact, while pundits and prognosticators can debate what people should do to live a good life, their prescriptions represent their values rather than a template for society at large. And that’s a worthy debate, but not the only place for contributions by scholars in communication.
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