Key Concepts in Media and Communications

Key Concepts in Media and Communications

by Paul Jones, David Holmes
     
 

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The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

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The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Key Concepts in Media and Communications

This book covers the key concepts central to understanding recent developments in media and communications studies. Its index also provides further points of entry. Wide-ranging in scope and accessible in style it sets out a useful, clear map of the important theories, methods and debates.

The entries critically explore the limits of a key concept as much as the traditions that define it. They include clear definitions, are introduced within the wider context of the field and each one:

is fully cross-referenced

is appropriately illustrated by the use of examples, tables and diagrams

provides a guide to further reading.

This book is an essential resource for students in media and communications and for those studying sociology, cultural sociology, cultural studies and sociology of media.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A sprightly, critical and intelligent guided tour around the mansion of media and communications/cultural research. It will be enormously useful for students and researchers around the world
James Curran
Professor of Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London

A highly comprehensive guide to core concepts in media theory and criticism that is ensured of becoming a much-cited source
Andrew Goodwin
Professor of Media Studies, The University of San Francisco (aka Professor of Pop)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412928229
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Series:
SAGE Key Concepts Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Jones is Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

David Holmes is a Lecturer in Communications and Media, Monash University

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