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How to Do Media and Cultural Studies

Third Edition


December 2019 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A favourite with both students and lecturers, How to Do Media and Cultural Studies provides readers with all the knowledge and practical expertise they need to carry out their project or dissertation. Giving them hands-on guidance on managing the whole process, Jane Stokes: 

  • Shows students how to identify a topic and create a research question
  • Guides them through the research process, from getting started through to writing-up
  • Explores a range a case studies, showing how methods have been applied by others

Expanded and updated throughout, this 3rd edition now includes:

  • Increased coverage of digital media, social media and internet research
  • More practical exercises to help you tie media and cultural theory to your work
  • New guidance on understanding research ethics
  • New guidance on mixing and combining methods

How to Do Media and Cultural Studies has inspired thousands of students and researchers to understand why studying media texts, industries and audiences is so important. It is an ideal companion for anyone conducting a research project.

 
PART 1 THINKING: THEORY AND HISTORY
 
Chapter 1 Addressing Epistemology: How do we know anything about anything?
 
Chapter 2 Why do we do Media and Cultural Studies?
 
PART 2 PRACTICALITIES: MANAGING YOUR RESEARCH
 
Chapter 3 Getting Started
 
Chapter 4 Managing the Processes of Research
 
Chapter 5 Getting Finished
 
PART 3 METHODS AND APPROACHES TO RESEARCH
 
Chapter 6 Researching Texts
 
Chapter 7 Researching Industries
 
Chapter 8 Researching Audiences
 
Chapter 9 Research in Context
 
Chapter 10 Conclusion

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