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Media and Society

Media and Society
Production, Content and Participation

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January 2015 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

'This is the media and society text that critical scholars have been waiting for'.
- Professor Mark Andrejevic, Pomona College

This book unpacks the role of the media in social, cultural and political contexts and encourages you to reflect on the power relationships that are formed as a result.

Structured around the three cornerstones of media studies; production, content and participation, this is an ideal introduction to your studies in media, culture and society. The book:

  • Evaluates recent developments in media production, industries and platforms brought about the emergence of interactive media technologies.
  • Examines the shifting relationship between media production and consumption instigated by the rise of social and mobile media, recasting consumption as ‘participation’.
  • Explores the construction of texts and meanings via media representations, consumer culture and popular culture, as well as the relationship between politics and public relations.
  • Assesses the debates around the creative and cultural labour involved in meaning-making.
  • Includes a companion website featuring exercise and discussion questions, links to relevant blogs and web material, lists of further reading and free access to key journal articles.

Chapter 1: Meaning, Representation and Power
Chapter 2: The Industrial Production of Meaning
Chapter 3: Power and Media Production
Chapter 4: The Global Information Economy
Chapter 5: Media and Communication Professionals
Chapter 6: Making News
Chapter 7: Politics and Communication Strategists
Chapter 8: Producing and Negotiating Identities
Chapter 9: Consumer Culture, Branding and Advertising
Chapter 10: Popular Culture
Chapter 11: Social Media, Interactivity and Participation
Chapter 12: Mobile Media, Urban Space and Everyday Life
Chapter 13: Constructing and Managing Audiences
Chapter 14: Managing Participation

It is an interesting book but didn't relate to any particular course that I am teaching on. It is a good book to recommend to dissertation students, who wish to look at the media in a more holistic way.

Ms Allison Savory
Department of Social Sciences, Bucks New University
March 24, 2015

This is a really good book for my students to supplement the core sociology books currently on the reading list

Mrs Diane Forrester
Community Studies, Truro College
March 11, 2015

An intereting work and it is an excellent supllemantal reading to my course - it would be a good adoption for any media module in the social sciences

Dr Murray Leith
Politics and Sociology (Paisley), University of the West of Scotland
March 10, 2015

Excellent library resource and for students researching and studying the media. Comprehensive and up to date.

Ms Elizabeth Cotterell
February 13, 2015

a really useful text for students looking at the influence of the media in their undergraduate research

Mrs Jane Wood
Clothing Design & Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University
December 10, 2014

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