The Media Reader: Continuity and Transformation

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'Alertness to the changing terms of debate, familiarity with the latest scholarship and a shrewd, practical sense of what works in teaching make this collection a very worthwhile addition to course reading lists' - John Corner, University of Liverpool

The Media Reader is an essential sourcebook of key statements about transformations in media culture. The Reader explores the technological, economic, social and cultural processes implicated in the production, regulation, circulation and consumption of media forms. It applies theoretical approaches, supported by a range of case studies, to past and present media transformations.

Divided into four parts: Mass Communications and the Modern World;

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John Corner
"Alertness to the chaning terms of debate, familiarity with the latest scholarship and a shrewd, practical sense of what works in teaching makes this collection a very worthwhile addition to course reading lists."
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Table of Contents

PART ONE: MASS COMMUNICATION AND THE MODERN WORLD
The Media and Modernity - John Thompson
Corporate Dynamics and Broadcasting Futures - Graham Murdock
The Technology and the Society - Raymond Williams
When Old Technologies Were New - Carolyn Marvin
Implementing the Future
The Wireless Age - Patrice Flichy
Radio Broadcasting
PART TWO: UNDERSTANDING 'TRANSFORMATIONS' IN MEDIA CULTURE
No Sense of Place - Joshua Meyrowitz
The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behaviour
Information Technology and the Myth of Abundance - Anthony Smith
What Information Society? - Frank Webster
Cultural Globalisation - John Tomlinson
Placing and Displacing the West
The Global Media in the Late 1990s - Edward Herman and Robert Mc Chesney
Popular Culture on a Global Scale - Simon During
A Challenge for Cultural Studies?
PART THREE: NEW MEDIA FOR NEW TIMES
Broadcasting is Dead. Long Live Digital Choice - Jeanette Steemers
Making Television News in the Satellite Age - Brent Mac Gregor
The Virtual Community - Howard Rheingold
Finding Connection in a Computerised World
Identity in the Age of the Internet - Sherry Turkle
The Development of Interactive Games - Leslie Haddon
PART FOUR: FUTURE PERFECT?
Reimagined Communities? New Media, New Possibilities - David Morley and Kevin Robins
The World Wide Web of Surveillance - David Lyon
The Internet and Off-World Power Flows
In the Realm of Uncertainty - Ien Ang
The Global Village and Capitalist Postmodernity
Remote Control? Politics, Technology and 'Electronic Democracy' - John Street
An Introduction to the Information Age - Manuel Castells

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