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Overview

Media and Power addresses three key questions about the relationship between media and society.
*How much power do the media have?
*Who really controls the media?
*What is the relationship between media and power in society?

In this major new book, James Curran reviews the different answers which have been given, before advancing original interpretations in a series of ground-breaking essays.
This book also provides a guided tour of the major debates in media studies. What part did the media play in the making of modern society? How did 'new media' change society in the past? Will radical media research recover from its mid-life crisis? Is public service television the dying product of the nation in an age of globalization? Media and Power provides both a clear introduction to media research and an innovative analysis of media power.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Curran advances original interpretations in a series of ground breaking essays.' - Internationl Journal on Media Management

'A masterful synthesis and evaluation of key debates in British Media Studies.' - Canadian Journal of Communication

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415077408
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Communication and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James Curran is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author or editor of over thirteen books about the media, including Power Without Responsibility: The Press and Broadcasting in Britain (with Jean Seaton, 6th edition, 2002), and Mass Media and Society (edited with Michael Gurevitch, 3rd edition, 2000)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Pt. I Media history 1
1 Rival narratives of media history 3
2 New media and power 55
3 Capitalism and control of the press 79
Pt. II Media sociology 105
4 New revisionism in media and cultural studies 107
5 Renewing the radical tradition 127
6 Globalization theory: the absent debate 166
Pt. III Media politics 185
7 Globalization, social change and television reform 187
8 Media and democracy: the third way 217
Notes 248
Bibliography 261
Index 301
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