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Media Studies

Media Studies
Key Issues and Debates

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July 2007 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Bringing together a range of renowned scholars in the field, this book examines eighteen key issues within contemporary media studies. Written in an accessible student-friendly style, Media Studies - Key Issues and Debates is an authoritative landmark text for undergraduate students.

Each individual chapter begins with a concise definition of the concept(s) under investigation. This is followed by a 5,000 word discussion on the current state of play within research on the specific area. Chapters contain case-studies and illustrative materials from Europe, North America, Australasia and beyond. Each chapter concludes with annotated notes, which guide the student-reader in terms of future study.

With a preface by Denis McQuail, contributors include Janet McCabe, John Corner, David Croteau, William Hoynes, Natalie Fenton, Jenny Kitzinger, Jeroen de Kloet, Liesbet van Zoonen, Sonia Livingstone and Greg Philo.

Natalie Fenton
Bridging The Mythical Divide
Political Economy and Cultural Studies Approaches to the Analysis of Media

Croteau & Hoynes
The Media Industry
Structure, Strategy and Debates

Michael J Breen
Mass Media & New Media Techologies
Philippa Smith & Allan Bell
Unravelling the Web of Discourse Analysis
Greg Philo
News Content Studies, Media Group methods and Discourse Analysis
A Comparison of Approaches

Jenny Kitzinger
Framing & Frame Analysis
Amanda Hoynes
Mass Media Re-Presentations of the Social World
Ethnicity and Race

Joke Hermes
Media Representations of Social Structure

John Corner
Media, Power and Political Culture
Pamela J. Shoemaker
Proximity and Scope as News Values
Peter Hughes
Text and Textual Analysis
Kim Akass & Janet McCabe
Analysing Fictional Television Genres
Sonia Livingstone
From Family Television To Bedroom Culture
Young People's Media at Home

Jeroen de Kloet & Lisbet van Zoonen
Fan Culture
Performing Difference

Kevin Howley
Community Media & The Public Sphere
Karim H. Karim
Media and Diaspora

"The topics covered show a fine awareness of the media's roles in advanced consumer societies, and the book offers student excellent tools with which to critically analyze those roles."

Stephen Crofts
University of Queensland
Media International Australia

The content enhance critical thinking of contemporary media scholars

Dr Memory Mabika
Communication and Applied Language Studies, University of Venda
June 14, 2019

This is a comprehensive book that contains critical evaluations and analysis of several theories and concepts that are very relevant to media and communication studies.

Dr Ahmed Al-Rawi
Department of Media and Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam
June 28, 2012

Very good and clear book. Essential for both tutors and students. Very updated for the ever changing interests of undergrads.

Mr Michael Mahadeo
Dept of Sociology & Appl'd Soc Studies, Ulster University
May 9, 2012

An excellent range of chapters on key debates and themes in media studies; an accessible text for undergraduates.

Dr Sarita Malik
Mass Communications , Brunel University
March 13, 2012

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