The Media Studies Reader

The Media Studies Reader

by Tim O'Sullivan
     
 

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A stimulating introduction to the key debates and dimensions in media studies, this is a valuable resource for undergraduate students. Posing questions about the nature of culture in modern society, it looks at the historical development of the various media, their relationship with modernity, and the critical commentaries that have evolved as a result of their

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A stimulating introduction to the key debates and dimensions in media studies, this is a valuable resource for undergraduate students. Posing questions about the nature of culture in modern society, it looks at the historical development of the various media, their relationship with modernity, and the critical commentaries that have evolved as a result of their public and private presence. The readings encompass a wide range of media forms, from television, radio, film, magazines, newspapers, and advertising to emergent and changing media forms focusing on media production, media texts, and media reception.

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“Takes on the formidable task of providing an overview of thought produced in one of academia's most prolific new fields. By ranging across time as well as subject matter, The Reader manages to achieve its goal quite admirably.” —Sources
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Takes on the formidable task of providing an overview of thought produced in one of academia's most prolific new fields. By ranging across time as well as subject matter, The Reader manages to achieve its goal quite admirably.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340645475
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.95(d)

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Yvonne Jewkes is a professor at De Montfort University.

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