Berger, Arthur A(sa)

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BERGER, Arthur A(sa)

BERGER, Arthur A(sa). American, b. 1933. Genres: Anthropology/Ethnology, Communications/Media, Film, Literary criticism and history, Humor/Satire. Career: University of Milan, Italy, Fulbright lecturer, 1963-64; San Francisco State University, Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts Dept., professor, 1965-2003, emeritus professor, 2003-. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Annenberg School of Communications, visiting professor, 1984-85. Publications: Li'l Abner: A Study in American Satire, 1970; The Evangelical Hamburger, 1970; (collaborator) Language in Thought and Action, 3rd ed., 1972, 4th ed., 1978; Pop Culture, 1973; The Comic-Stripped American, 1974; The TV-Guided American, 1976; Television as an Instrument of Terror, 1980; Media Analysis Techniques, 1982; Signs in Contemporary Culture, 1984; Seeing Is Believing, 1989; Agitpop, 1990; Scripts: Writing for Radio and Television, 1990; Media Research Techniques, 1991; Reading Matter, 1992; Popular Culture Genres, 1992; An Anatomy of Humor, 1993; Improving Writing Skills, 1993; Blind Men and Elephants, 1994; Cultural Criticism, 1994; Essentials of Mass Communication Theory, 1995; Manufacturing Desire, 1996; Narratives in Popular Culture, Media & Everyday Life, 1997; The Genius of the Jewish Joke, 1997; Bloom's Morning, 1997; The Art of Comedy Writing, 1997; Postmortem for a Postmodernist, 1997; The Postmodern Presence, 1997; Media & Communication Research Methods, 2000; Ads, Fads & Consumer Culture, 2000; Jewish Jesters, 2000; Video Games, 2002; The Agent in the Agency, 2001; The Mass Comm Murders, 2002; Media & Society, 2003. EDITOR: About Man, 1974; Film in Society, 1980; Television in Society, 1987; Humor, the Psyche and Society, 1987; Visual Sociology and Semiotics, 1987; Political Culture and Public Opinion, 1988. Address: 118 Peralta Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3519, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]