Studying Media

Studying Media : Problems of Theory and Method

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Media Studies courses are more popular than ever. This collection brings together a selection of John Corner's writings, considering issues such as Media Language, Reception Studies, the Role of Theory, and Cultural Evaluation. This accessibly-written book will be an invaluable resource for advanced students, providing new perspectives on the media. Key Features * Covers developments in media studies across 20 years * Analyses central problems in theory and method affecting media study * Prestigious authorshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 157.5 x 234.7 x 15.5mm | 303.91g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0748610677
  • 9780748610679

About John Corner

John Corner is a professor in the School of Politics and Communication Studies at the University of Liverpool.show more

Review quote

This series of interventions is written by a recognised authority. The book covers many of the major theoretical issues in the study of the media and culture in an incisive, authoritative, but at the same time, accessible manner. -- Professor Nicholas Garnham This series of interventions is written by a recognised authority. The book covers many of the major theoretical issues in the study of the media and culture in an incisive, authoritative, but at the same time, accessible manner.show more

Table of contents

Introduction - the formation of a field; "mass" in communication research; codes and cultural analysis; presumption as theory - realism in television studies; criticism as sociology - reading the media; why study media form?; meaning, genre and context - the problematics of "public knowledge" in the new audience studies; debating culture - quality and inequality; television in theory; media studies and the knowledge problem.show more