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Fully revised to reflect today’s media environment, this new edition of Critical Media Studies offers students a comprehensive introduction to the field and demonstrates how to think critically about the power and influence of media in our daily lives.
Presents an engaging and comprehensive introduction to a broad range of critical approaches to the field written in an accessible way
Features a new chapter on sociological analysis that reveals how audiences use media in their everyday lives to manage social roles, relationships, and contexts
Offers substantial updates to examples used in the book to reflect contemporary industry standards, textual forms, and audience behaviors
Delivers up-to-date media references that resonate with today’s undergraduates
Updated with more global examples for broader appeal
Enhanced online resources, including PowerPoint slides, test bank, study guides and sample assignments, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/criticalmediastudies
“Will change the ways that you and your students look at media texts, comprehensive, exhaustive, and, yes, fun. . . a marvelous addition to any curriculum that addresses textual analysis.” J. Rocky Colavito, Butler University
“Brian Ott’s Critical Media Studies takes a fresh approach to introducing students to mass media and popular culture, framing an exploration of audiences and authorship, messages, meanings and representation using contemporary critical theory. Presented in a clear, well-written and accessible style, the book offers a robust, reflective approach to engage learners and promote media literacy.” Renee Hobbs, Temple University
“Critical Media Studies is an invaluable introduction for students, educators, and others concerned with the new and old media technologies now shaping every aspect of our daily lives. Using both empirical data and cultural analysis the book provides a model for understanding the nature and consequences of media evolution as well as the drawbacks and possibilities.” Henry Giroux, McMaster University
Brian L. Ott is Professor of Media Studies at Colorado State University. His previous books include The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age (Blackwell, 2007) and a co-edited volume titled, It’s Not TV: Watching HBO in the Post-Television Era (Routledge, 2008).
Robert L. Mack received his Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Colorado State University in 2009.