Media Studies

Author: Eoin Devereux
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446232705
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Bringing together a range of renowned scholars in the field, this book examines eighteen key issues within contemporary media studies. Written in an accessible student-friendly style, Media Studies - Key Issues and Debates is an authoritative landmark text for undergraduate students. Each individual chapter begins with a concise definition of the concept(s) under investigation. This is followed by a 5,000 word discussion on the current state of play within research on the specific area. Chapters contain case-studies and illustrative materials from Europe, North America, Australasia and beyond. Each chapter concludes with annotated notes, which guide the student-reader in terms of future study. With a preface by Denis McQuail, contributors include Janet McCabe, John Corner, David Croteau, William Hoynes, Natalie Fenton, Jenny Kitzinger, Jeroen de Kloet, Liesbet van Zoonen, Sonia Livingstone and Greg Philo.

Media cultural Studies

Author: Rhonda Hammer
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820495262
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This anthology is designed to assist teachers and students in learning how to better understand and interpret our common culture and everyday life. With a focus on contemporary media, consumer, and digital culture, this book combines classic and original writings by both leading and rising scholars in the field. The chapters present key theories, concepts, and methodologies of critical cultural and media studies, as well as cutting-edge research into new media. Sections on teaching media/cultural studies and concrete case studies provide practical examples that illuminate contemporary culture, ranging from new forms of digital media and consumer culture to artifacts from TV and film, including Barbie and Big Macs, soap operas, Talk TV, Facebook, and YouTube. The lively articles show that media/cultural studies is an exciting and relevant arena, and this text should enable students and citizens to become informed readers and critics of their culture and society.

Media Studies

Author: Dan Laughey
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1842434063
Format: PDF, Mobi
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You've got TV, internet, phone, radio, movies, music, magazines and newspapers -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Unless we live on a desert island, there is no escape from media communications of one sort or another. So how do we begin to understand today's all-embracing media culture? In this book, all the key issues and debates in media studies are covered in a lively and accessible style. You will learn about the main features of global media corporations, and approaches to the study of media effects, consumer power, celebrity, journalism and new media. From surveillance to simulation, genre to gender, political economy to the postmodern, the reader will be guided through a matrix of intellectual endeavour on all media matters. Whether you are a student, researcher, practitioner or just someone with a general interest, Media Studies will serve as a handy reference guide on your journey through this complex but fascinating subject.

Diskursforschung

Author: Johannes Angermuller
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839427223
Format: PDF
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Das zweibändige Handbuch zur interdisziplinären Diskursforschung gibt einen systematischen und umfassenden Überblick über das neue Feld der Diskursforschung. Der erste Band versammelt nationale und internationale Tendenzen, Entwicklungen und Fragen der Diskursforschung. Der zweite Band stellt wichtige diskursanalytische Methoden am Beispiel des Diskurses über die neoliberalen Hochschulreformen vor. Mit seinem Schwerpunkt auf theoretischen Modellen und Strategien der diskursanalytischen Forschungspraxis im disziplinären und interdisziplinären Kontext richtet sich dieses Referenzwerk der Gruppe DiskursNetz an forschungsorientierte Studierende und alle Diskursforschenden, die sich für den Zusammenhang von Sprache und Gesellschaft interessieren.

Media Religion and Gender

Author: Mia Lövheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134074905
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Media, Religion and Gender presents a selection of eminent current scholarship that explores the role gender plays when religion, media use and values in contemporary society interact. The book: surveys the development of research on media, religion and culture through the lens of key theoretical and methodological issues and debates within gender studies. includes case studies drawn from a variety of countries and contexts to illustrate the range of issues, theoretical perspectives and empirical material involved in current work outlines new areas and reflects on challenges for the future. Students of media, religion and gender at advanced level will find this a valuable resource, as will scholars and researchers working in this important and growing field.

A2 Media Studies

Author: Antony Bateman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136881301
Format: PDF
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Developing key topics in depth and introducing students to the notion of independent study, this full colour, highly illustrated textbook is designed to support students through the transition from AS to A2 and is the perfect guide for the new AQA A2 Media Studies syllabus. Individual chapters, written by experienced teachers and examiners cover the following key areas: • Introduction: From AS to A2 • Developing Textual Analysis • Critical Perspectives • Issues and Debates: Case Studies • Passing MEST 3: Critical Perspectives • Research and Production Skills • Passing MEST 4: Media Research and Production Specially designed to be user-friendly, A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA includes activities, key terms, case studies, sample exam questions and over 100 images.

Media and Cultural Theory

Author: James Curran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134372302
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Containing new thinking and original surveys, Media & Cultural Theory brings together leading international scholars to address key issues and debates within media and cultural studies. Through the use of contemporary media and film texts such as Bridget Jones’ Diary and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and using case studies of the USA and the UK after September 11th, James Curran and David Morley examine central topics including: media representations of the new woman in contemporary society the creation of self in lifestyle media the nature of globalization the rise of digital actors and media. Ideal as a course reader, with each essay covering a different major area or advance in original research, Media & Cultural Theory is global in its reach. Through its engagement with broad questions, it is an invaluable book that can be applied to the studies of media and cultural studies students the English-speaking world over.

A2 Media Studies Unit 2735

Author: Tanya Jones
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 9780860038979
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Student Unit Guides are perfect for revision. Each guide is written by an examiner and explains the unit requirements, summarises the relevant unit content and includes a series of specimen questions and answers. A Content Guidance section combines an overview of the specific unit or module and the key terms and concepts, with an examiner's interpretation so that students understand precisely what they need to understand and learn, the skills required and the potential pitfalls. A Question and Answer section provides graded answers, typically A and C, to questions which have been set to reflect the style of the unit. All responses are accomnpanied by commentaries which highlight their respective strengths and weaknesses, giving students an insight into the mind of the examiner.

Understanding Community Media

Author: Kevin Howley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412959055
Format: PDF, Docs
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With original contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community media from theoretical, empirical, historical, and practitioner perspectives. Organized thematically, this collection explores the intersection between community media and issues of democratic theory and the public sphere, cultural politics and social movement theory, neoliberal communication policy and media reform efforts, as well as media activism and international solidarity building. Foregrounding the relationship between symbolic and material relations of power in an increasingly interdependent world, this collection examines the role of alternative, independent, and community-based media in the global struggle for communicative democracy. Understanding Community Media explores a wide range of media forms and practice. Each essay considers the particular and distinctive ways local populations make use of various technologies for purposes of community communication. Taken together, this distinctive collection provides an incisive and timely analysis of the relationship between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. * Features more than 35 original, cutting-edge essays * Provides a comprehensive overview of community media around the world including essays on women's video collectives in India, indigenous radio in Colombia, street newspapers in Canada, and independent media in Nigeria. * Makes a timely and important contribution to a burgeoning sub-field of media and cultural studies.