The Media Studies Reader

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$55.71
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $18.43
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 69%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (20) from $18.43   
  • New (12) from $45.99   
  • Used (8) from $18.43   

Overview

Designed for the critical media studies curriculum, The Media Studies Reader is an entry point into the major theories and debates that have shaped critical media studies from the 1940s to the present. Combining foundational essays with influential new writings, this collection provides a tool box for understanding old and new media as objects of critical inquiry. It is comprised of over 40 readings that are organized into seven sections representing key concepts and themes covered in an introductory media studies course: culture, technology, representation, industry, identity, audience and citizenship. Critical introductions frame each section to help students place each reading in context and within a broader scholarly dialogue. Rather than relegating the issue of difference to just one section, each section includes scholarship that foregrounds the politics of gender, ethnicity, race, class, sexuality, and geopolitics. Longer readings were selectively edited for conciseness and accessibility, and to maximize breath of coverage. A map of a rapidly growing---and changing---field, The Media Studies Reader is an invaluable resource to students as well as established scholars.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A one-stop shop, this superb collection is chock-full of seminal essays. A wonderful service to the field of Media Studies." —Jonathan Gray, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Situating the study of media in cultural, technological, industrial, political and reception contexts, The Media Studies Reader unifies pieces of canonical scholarship with a well-chosen selection of newer work. This collection has a real sense of scale, scope and timeliness, and it will be an indispensable guide to the evolution of thought in Media Studies." —Diane Negra, Professor of Film Studies and Screen Culture and Head of Film Studies, University College Dublin

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415801256
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 616
  • Sales rank: 921,957
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Ouellette is Associate Professor in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she teaches Critical Media Studies. She is also affiliated with the American Studies Department and the Graduate Minor in Moving Image Studies.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Section I: Media/Culture

1. Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception, in Dialectic of Enlightenment

2. Tania Modleski, "Mass-Produced Fantasies for Women"

3. George Lipsitz, "Popular Culture: This Ain’t no Sideshow"

4. Baretta Smith-Shomade, "Eyes Wide Shut: Capitalism, Class and the Promise of Black Media"

5. Arjun Appadurai, "Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy"

6. Lev Manovich, "The Practice of Everyday (Media) Life: From Mass Consumption to Mass Cultural Production"

Section II: Media/Technology

7. Susan Douglas, "The Turn Within: The Irony of Technology in a Globalized World"

8. Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"

9. Lisa Gitelman, "Reading Music, Reading Records, Reading Race"

10. Lynn Spigel, "The Domestic Economy of Television Viewing in Postwar America"

11. Anna McCarthy, "From Screen to Site"

12. Leopoldina Fortunati, "The Mobile Phone: Towards New Categories and Social Relations"

Section III: Media/Representation

13. Stuart Hall, "The Work of Representation"

14. John Berger, "Ways of Seeing"

15. Ella Shohat and Robert Stam, "Stereotype, Realism, and the Struggle over Representation"

16. Anne McLintock, "Soft-Soaping Empire: Commodity Racism and Imperial Advertising"

17. Andrew Wernick, "The Promotional Condition of Contemporary Culture"

18. Nick Couldry, "Liveness, ‘Reality,’ and the Mediated Habitus from Television to the Mobile Phone"

Section IV: Media/Industry

19. Herbert Schiller, "The Corporation and the Production of Culture"

20. Michael Curtin, "On Edge: Culture Industries in the Neo-Network Era"

21. Tom McCourt and Patrick Burkart, "When Creators, Corporations and Consumers Collide: Napster and the Development of Online Music Distribution"

22. Marwan Kraidy, "The Cultural and Political Economies of Hybrid Media Texts"

23. Toby Miller and Marie Claire Leger, "Runaway Production, Runaway Consumption, Runaway Citizenship: The New International Division of Cultural Labor"

24. Tizania Terranova, "Free Labor: Producing Culture for the Digital Economy"

Section V: Media/Identity

25. Stuart Hall, "Who Needs Identity?"

26. David Morley and Kevin Robins, "Under Western Eyes: Media, Empire and Otherness"

27. Sarah Banet-Weiser, "What’s Your Flava: Race and Postfeminism in Media Culture"

28. Judith Halberstam, "Oh Behave! Austin Powers and the Drag Kings"

29. Laura Grindstaff, "Class, Trash and Cultural Hierarchy"

30. P. David Marshall, "The Promotion and Presentation of the Self: Celebrity as Marker of Presentational Media"

Section VI: Media/Audience

31. Ien Ang, "On the Politics of Empirical Audience Research"

32. Lawrence Grossberg, "The Affective Sensibility of Fandom"

33. bell hooks, "The Oppositional Gaze"

34. Jack Bratich, "Amassing the Multitude: Revisiting Early Audience Studies"

35. Mark Andrejevic, "The Work of Being Watched: Interactive Media and the Exploitation of Self-Disclosure"

36. Mizuko Ito, "Japanese Media Mixes and Amateur Cultural Exchange"

Section VII: Media/Citizenship

37. Peter Dahlgren, "Mediating Democracy"

38. Stuart Cunningham, "Popular Media as Public ‘Sphericules’ for Diasporic Communities"

39. Jeffrey Jones, "A Cultural Approach to the Study of Mediated Citizenship"

40. Lauren Berlant, "The Theory of Infantile Citizenship"

41. Laurie Ouellette and James Hay, "Makeover Television, Governmentality and the Good Citizen"

42. Hector Amaya, "Citizenship, Diversity, Law and Ugly Betty"

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)