Media Studies

Media Studies : A Reader

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Media Studies: A Reader contains all of the classic texts which reflect the development of the field in Britain. With its rigorous content and comprehensive coverage, the book provides all the essential readings in one volume. The combination of a broad selection of texts together with clearly written and relevant commentaries to each section means the book is an ideal text for classroom use and home-based learning. This edition contains: * Updating of all sections to include new work on: - audience research - media globalisation - media discourse * An additional case study section on new media * Further Reading lists updated * Introductory essays to each section expanded * Internal layout completely redesigned for ease of useshow more

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  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 25mm | 1,329g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0748612068
  • 9780748612062

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Comprehensive and well-produced. ! The production of this second edition of Media Studies: A Reader is a welcomed and positive contribution to the study, understanding and teaching of media studies. -- Rita Lago, University of Stirling SCOPE: An Online Journal of Film Studies This is an excellent book which cuts across many of our modules. I would suggest they buy this in the first year and use it for the duration of the degree. -- Clare Horrocks, Liverpool John Moores University It is excellent. -- Paul Jones, Warrington Collegiate Institute In its useful 869 pages, areas covered are issues of social power; cultural media production; textual analysis; feminism; postmodernism; reception theory; active audiences; small-scale alternative media production; and case studies in soaps, news, advertising and new media technologies. Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory Comprehensive and well-produced. ! The production of this second edition of Media Studies: A Reader is a welcomed and positive contribution to the study, understanding and teaching of media studies. This is an excellent book which cuts across many of our modules. I would suggest they buy this in the first year and use it for the duration of the degree. It is excellent. In its useful 869 pages, areas covered are issues of social power; cultural media production; textual analysis; feminism; postmodernism; reception theory; active audiences; small-scale alternative media production; and case studies in soaps, news, advertising and new media technologies.show more

About Paul Marris

Paul Marris is Programme Leader for Art, Design & Media, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex.show more

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