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Media, Culture & Society
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Media, Culture & Society
A Critical Reader

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July 1986 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Media, Culture & Society has pioneered a unique approach to media analysis. Since 1979, it has published some of the finest theoretical and historical work in communication and cultural studies from Britain and Europe. The articles in this reader are grouped in three parts, representing a selection of the best work. Each part is preceded by an introductory essay which helps students understand the issues presented, and places the theoretical contributions in context.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: APPROACHES TO CULTURAL THEORY
Nicholas Garnham
Contribution to a Political Economy of Mass Communication
Stuart Hall
Cultural Studies
Two Paradigms

 
John Corner
Codes and Cultural Analysis
Michele Mattelart
Women and the Cultural Industries
 
PART TWO: INTELLECTUALS AND CULTURAL PRODUCTION
Philip Schlesinger
In Search of the Intellectuals
Some Comments on Recent Theory

 
Philip Elliot
Intellectuals, the 'Information Society' and the Disappearance of the Public Sphere
Nicholas Garnham and Raymond Williams
Pierre Bourdieu and the Sociology of Culture
An Introduction

 
Pierre Bourdieu
The Production of Belief
Contribution to an Economy of Symbolic Goods

 
Pierre Bourdieu
The Aristocracy of Culture
Paul Dimaggio
Cultural Entrepreneurship in Nineteenth-Century Boston
The Creation of an Organizational Base for High Culture in America

 
 
PART THREE: BRITISH BROADCASTING AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE
Paddy Scannell
Broadcasting and the Politics of Unemployment 1930-1935
David Cardiff
The Serious and the Popular
Aspects of the Evolution of Style in the Radio Talk 1928-1939

 
David Chaney
A Symbolic Mirror of Ourselves
Civic Ritual in Mass Society

 
Philip Elliot, Graham Murdock and Philip Schlesinger
`Terrorism' and the State
A Case Study of the Discourses of Television

 
Richard Collins
Broadband Black Death Cuts Queues. The Information Society and the UK
James Curran
The Impact of Advertising on the British Mass Media

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