Media and Society: A Critical Perspective

Media and Society: A Critical Perspective

by Arthur Asa Berger San Francisco State University

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Media and Society: A Critical Perspective offers an accessible introduction to the role that the mass media play in our lives, our society, and American culture. Berger explores the relationship between consumers and media with an emphasis on the shaping influence that both have on each other. This lively text, illustrated with original sketches by the author, equips students with the tools necessary to analyze the media that permeates their lives. The third edition features a discussion of the impact of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media on youth culture, an expanded discussion of media ethics, including the Murdoch phone-tapping scandal, an analysis of how media has affected our political landscape, and updated examples and material on media theories and ideology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442217805
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/11/2012
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Arthur Asa Berger is professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: You and the Media: A Consideration
Chapter 1: Media in Our Thoughts and Lives
Chapter 2: Media Usage in The United States
Chapter 3: Semiotics and Media Aesthetics
Chapter 4: Media and Textual Analysis
Chapter 5: Audiences I: Categories
Chapter 6: Audiences II: Effects
Chapter 7: The Mass Culture/Mass Society Hypothesis
Chapter 8: The Social Impact of New Media Technologies
Chapter 9: The Problem of Media Violence
Chapter 10: Media and Politics
Chapter 11: Media Artists

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