Garth Jowett

GARTH JOWETT is Professor of Communication in the School of Communication, University of Houston. A native of Cape Town, South Africa, he moved to England in 1958 and then to Canada in 1960. He has been at the University of Houston since 1979.

He is the author of Film: The Democratic Art, which is widely acknowledged as the standard social history of moviegoing in America, and (with David Linton) of Movies as Mass Communication. He is co-author (with Victoria O'Donnell) of Propaganda and Persuasion and (with Ian Jarvie and Katherine H. Fuller) Children and the Movies: Media Power and the Payne Fund Controversy.

Hollywood Goes Shopping, co-edited by Dr. Jowett and David Desser, is forthcoming.

Dr. Jowett is currently at work on a book entitled Television and America: A Social History. For seventeen years he produced and hosted a radio show, "The Sounds of Jazz"--about jazz of the 40s and 50s.