Forms of Indiscipline Publication date : February 16, 2012
Dominique Wolton is the director of the Institute for Communication Studies of France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is a member of the Board of Administration of France Télévisions and of France 2 television network and the founder of the magazine Hermès. He is the author of such successful works as Penser la communication, Sauver la communication and Eloge du grand public.
One of the major revolutions of the 20th and 21st centuries has been in communications. And the most ardent supporter of this revolution in France has certainly been Dominique Wolton: in defending it against its detractors; in showing that it is intimately linked to pro-democracy movements; in scrutinising it from every angle and in estimating what is at stake.
Covering 35 years (1975–2010), this overview of his work on communications in contemporary society shows that he has always favoured a humane and political approach.
He explores the individual as well as the couple and the family; labour unions as well as the division and organisation of labour; the media; public space and political communication in democracies; information and journalism; knowledge and communications.
• An authoritative work by a major French intellectual whose theories on communications are increasingly pertinent.