Understanding Media Cultures: Social Theory and Mass Communication

Author:   Nicholas Stevenson
Publisher:   SAGE Publications Inc
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
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9780761973638


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   05 March 2002
Format:   Paperback
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Praise for the First Edition: `I can't think of a book in media studies that handles so well the diversity of perspectives and issues that Stevenson addresses. Whether reconstructing Marxism or deconstructing postmodernism, tackling the pleasures of soap opera or the repetitive structures of daily news presentation, Stevenson is always clear and insightful' - Sociology The Second Edition of this book provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which social theory has attempted to theorize the importance of the media in contemporary society. Now fully revised to take account of the recent theoretical developments associated with `new media' and `information society', as well as the audience and the public sphere, Understanding Media Cultures: - Critically examines the key social theories of mass communication - Highlights the work of individual theorists including Fiske, Williams, Hall, Habermas, Jameson, McLuhan and Baudrillard. - Covers the important traditions of media analysis from feminism, cultural studies and audience research. - Now includes a discussion of recent perspectives developed by Castells, Haraway, Virilio and Schiller. - Provides a glossary of key terms in media and social theory. Retaining all the strengths of the previous edition, Understanding Media Cultures offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the field. It will be essential reading for students of social theory, media and cultural studies.

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Author:   Nicholas Stevenson
Publisher:   SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint:   SAGE Publications Inc
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Width: 17.00cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 24.20cm
Weight:   0.460kg
ISBN:  

9780761973638


ISBN 10:   076197363
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   05 March 2002
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction Marxism and Mass Communication Research Habermas, Mass Culture and the Public Sphere Critical Perspectives within Audience Research Marshall McLuhan and the Cultural Medium Baudrillard's Blizzards New Media and the Information Society Conclusion

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Praise for the First Edition: 'Those interested in understanding contemporary debates over the media should find this book to be extremely valuable' - Douglas Kellner, University of Texas at Austin 'I can't think of a book in media studies that handles so well the diversity of perspectives and issues that Stevenson addresses. Whether reconstructing Marxism or deconstructing postmodernism, tackling the pleasures of soap opera or the repetitive structures of daily news presentation, Stevenson is always clear and insightful' - Sociology


Praise for the First Edition: `Those interested in understanding contemporary debates over the media should find this book to be extremely valuable' - Douglas Kellner, University of Texas at Austin `I can't think of a book in media studies that handles so well the diversity of perspectives and issues that Stevenson addresses. Whether reconstructing Marxism or deconstructing postmodernism, tackling the pleasures of soap opera or the repetitive structures of daily news presentation, Stevenson is always clear and insightful' - Sociology


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Nick Stevenson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham.

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