Elihu Katz

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Elihu Katz

Elihu Katz (Hebrew: אליהוא כ"ץ) (born in 1926 in New York City) is an American and Israeli sociologist and communication scientist, usually associated with uses and gratifications theory.

In 1989, he was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize, for social sciences.[1]

In 2005, he received the Marshall Sklare Award, given annually by the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry[2] to a senior scholar who has made a significant scholarly contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry.

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