Media Studies: A Reader - 2nd Edition

Media Studies: A Reader - 2nd Edition

by Paul Marris
     
 

Media Studies: A Reader provides a thorough introduction to the full range of theoretical perspectives on the mass media from the past thirty years. Ranging from the arguments between the American mass communication tradition and the Europe-centered Frankfurt School of the 1940s, to the analyses of communication technologies by Marshall McLuhan and

Overview

Media Studies: A Reader provides a thorough introduction to the full range of theoretical perspectives on the mass media from the past thirty years. Ranging from the arguments between the American mass communication tradition and the Europe-centered Frankfurt School of the 1940s, to the analyses of communication technologies by Marshall McLuhan and Raymond Williams in the 1960s, Media Studies: A Reader maps the mass media field, its varied and often conflicting histories, and its current debates.

Sixty-five articles provide comprehensive coverage of all the main theorists and approaches. The first half, Studying the Media, explores in detail three core elements of media studies: production and regulation of mass media; media texts; and reception and consumption of media. The second half brings together concrete examples of how theoretical debates can be realized in a series of case studies on soap operas, the news, and advertising.

A general introduction and introductions to each section summarize and contextualize the debates.

Contributors include: Theodor W. Adorno, Marshal McLuhan, Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, Annette Kuhn, Jürgen Habermas, John Fiske, Richard Dyer, Niki Strange, Danae Clark, Angela McRobbie, Bill Nichols, Lynne Joyrich, David Morley, Ien Ang, Janice Radway, Henry Jenkins, Tania Modleski, Anne McClintock, Sadie Plant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814756478
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
869
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.63(d)

Meet the Author

PAUL MARRIS is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Sheffield Hallam University.

Sue Thornham is Professor and Head of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Sunderland.

Caroline Bassett is Reader in Media and Film Studies and Director of the Centre for Material Digital Culture, University of Sussex.

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