Studying the Media: An Introduction / Edition 3

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Overview

The new edition of this classic book is a major event. Offering full color illustrations throughout, it has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent developments in the field. Besides containing much more material on media texts and representations including genre, more on globalization, film and new media, the chapter on media research and investigation addresses the needs of students undertaking project work, and a glossary of key terms help ensure their understanding of key concepts. Giving students a foundation framework to build on, Studying the Media also provides numerous creative exercises and activities, with suggestions for future reading and guidelines for further research and analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340807651
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim O'Sullivan is Head of the School of Media & Cultural Production at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Brian Dutton is Head of Humanities at Palmer's College, Grays, Essex.

Philip Rayner is Senior Lecturer in media communications at the University of Gloucestershire, UK and Principal Moderator for AQA A level Media Studies.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1 The media and modern culture 1
2 Media forms, images and analysis 25
3 Genre, stars and celebrities 52
4 Representations and realism 69
5 Audiences 112
6 Media institutions and production 140
7 Histories 190
8 Changing media worlds 221
9 Media practice 241
10 Media investigation and research 263
Glossary 285
Bibliography 293
Index 307
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