Mass Media and Society

Mass Media and Society

by Michael Gurevitch, James Curran
     
 

This widely used study has become the leading international textbook on the media. Written by distinguished academics from around the world, the book provides an invaluable guided tour through three key areas of debate: DT theories of media and society DT the study of media organizations DT debates about culture, ideology and democracy. This fourth edition has

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This widely used study has become the leading international textbook on the media. Written by distinguished academics from around the world, the book provides an invaluable guided tour through three key areas of debate: DT theories of media and society DT the study of media organizations DT debates about culture, ideology and democracy. This fourth edition has been fully updated and contains 13 new chapters on key topics, ranging from post-feminism to war journalism as entertainment. Above all, it offers a number of alternative views on the changing role of the media in the era of globalization, new communication technology, the war on terror, the advance of women and increasing economic inequality.

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"The theme of globalization is of paramount importance, with various contributors describing its positive & negative impacts in terms of media access & influence."—Sociological Abstracts

"An original contribution to media studies. Beautifully organized, well written and incisive."—James Carey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"The best collection of current thinking in the field."—Elihu Katz, Israel Institute of Applied Social Research

"A valuable and stimulating collection for students of the mass media—a very worthy successor to the editors' earlier influential Mass Communication and Society."—David Morley, Goldsmiths" College, University of London

"An original contribution to media studies. Beautifully organized, well written and incisive. Professor James Carey, Columbia University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340884997
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

James Curran is a Professor of Communications at Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK.

Michael Gurevitch is a former Professor, College of Journalism, University of Maryland, USA.

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