TITLE

Conditions of Communicative Receptivity

AUTHOR(S)
Eisenstadt, S. N.
PUB. DATE
September 1953
SOURCE
Public Opinion Quarterly;Fall53, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p363
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes communication processes among immigrants in Israel. It also investigates characteristics of "low communicants." The concept of "communicative hierarchy" of an individual, i.e., an assumption is made that his communicative behaviour is structured, organized in a specific way, and related to his roles. The relation between such a hierarchy and the individual's place within the social system needs to be fully analyzed. Such an analysis may provide deeper insight into various kinds of leaders and elites who may perform communicative roles with regard to different persons at different phases of their social activities. The concept of "communicative hierarchy" implies that the communicative receptivity of an individual may differ according to the type of role he is performing in a given phase of his activity within a given group. In this way the place of communicative processes within the social system may be more fully analysed. Insight into this problem can be gained through the analysis of reference group behaviour.
ACCESSION #
11932288

 

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