Media/History/Society A Cultural History of U. S. Media

ISBN-10: 1405161205
ISBN-13: 9781405161206
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Cynthia Fuchs is director of Film & Media Studies, As well as associate professor of English, African American Studies, and Film & Video Studies, at George Mason University. She has published articles on Buffy and Dark Angel; Shakira; Jay- Z; Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise; Taxi Driver; hip-hop, Michael Jackson, Prince, Juvenile and Cash Money, "gangsta rap," the Spice Girls, queer punks, alternative masculinities in rock, "bad" kids in Bully and George Washington, The war in Iraq, and Vietnam war movies. She edited Spike Lee: Interviews (2002), and coedited Between the Sheets, In the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, and Gay Documentary (1997). Her current book project focuses on post-9/11 documentaries. Joe Lockard is associate professor of English at Arizona State University. He teaches early American and African American literatures, and directs the Antislavery Literature Project (antislavery.eserver.org). His recent books include Watching Slavery: Witness Texts and Travel Reports (2008) and, with Mark Pegrum, Brave New Classrooms: Democratic Education And The Internet (2007). He has published extensively on American literatures and cultural studies, and develops projects in Internetbased public scholarship.

Preface
Introduction: The Media/Society Relationship in Historical Perspective
Media and Government
The First Amendment
Press Freedom in Wartime
Contemporary Challenges and Ongoing Debates
Media and Commerce
The Market Model and the Penny Press
Media as a Business Institution
The Entertainment Revolution
Media and Community
Social Responsibility and the Media
Alternative Media
Media and Cultural Identity
Conclusion
Media and You
Timeline of Critical Events Relative to Media History
Index

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