Comparative Media History: An Introduction: 1789 to the Present / Edition 1
  • Comparative Media History: An Introduction: 1789 to the Present / Edition 1
  • Comparative Media History: An Introduction: 1789 to the Present / Edition 1

Comparative Media History: An Introduction: 1789 to the Present / Edition 1

by Jane Chapman
     
 

Comparative Media History is a unique thematic textbook which introduces students to the key ideas underpinning media development. It is an essential first step to a better understanding of both the media industry today and the way in which it evolved over time.

The textbook compares developments and influences from a broad perspective, highlighting and

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Comparative Media History is a unique thematic textbook which introduces students to the key ideas underpinning media development. It is an essential first step to a better understanding of both the media industry today and the way in which it evolved over time.

The textbook compares developments and influences from a broad perspective, highlighting and contrasting different countries, industries and periods of history in order to encourage an understanding of cause and effect. In a style which is clear, accessible and provocative, Jane Chapman argues that most of the roots of today's media - even the globalizing impulse - lie in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The book emphasises continuity and certain decisive factors such as the social use of technology, the character of the institutions in which it is applied and the political approach of the specific countries involved.

The comparative element to this book, both across countries and industries, will enable students to reflect on key issues in media studies, including those of diversity, form, method and choice, both past and present. It will become an essential text for any student of the media and its history.

For more information about the book and the author, please see www.janechapman.co.uk

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745632421
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

1Newspapers : radicalism, repression and economic change, 1789-184711
2The focusing of political communications and the newspaper business, 1848-188143
3Commercialization, consumerism and technology71
4Politics, new forms of communication and the globalizing process101
5The business and ideology of mass culture, 1918-1939143
6War and beyond, 1939-1947180
7Cold War and the victory of commercialism, 1948-1980207
8Continuity and change since 1980238

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