chapter  7
Harold D. Lasswell Reading: Lasswell, H.D. (1948) ‘The structure and function of communication in society’, in Bryson, L. (ed.) The Communication of Ideas, New York: Harper and Brothers
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Harold Dwight Lasswell was born in Illinois in the United States. Variously described as a political scientist and communications theorist, he spent most of his working life at the University of Chicago and then at Yale University (Dennis and Wartella 1996: 188).