Mass Media and Society

ISBN-10: 0340884991

ISBN-13: 9780340884997

Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: James Curran, Michael Gurevitch

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Over the past 15 years, Mass Media and Society has established itself as a leading international textbook on the media. Written by distinguished academics from around the world, the book provides an invaluable guided tour through three key areas of debate: Acirc;theories of media and society Acirc;the study of media organisations Acirc;debates about culture, ideology and democracy. The fourth edition has been fully updated and contains 13 new chapters on key topics, ranging from post-feminism to war journalism as entertainment. Above all, it offers a number of alternative views on the changing role of the media in the era of globalisation, new communication technology, the 'war on terror', the advance of women and increasing economic inequality. Mass Media and Society continues to be an essential resource for academics and students of the media.
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List price: $44.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 8/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Contributors
Introduction to the Fourth Edition
Media and Society: General Perspectives
Critical Debates in Internet Studies: Reflections on an Emerging Field
Feminism Without Men: Feminist Media Studies in a Post-Feminist Age
Representation, Reality and Popular Culture: Semiotics and the Construction of Meaning
Culture, Communications and Political Economy
Globalization and National Media Systems: Mapping Interactions in Policies, Markets and Formats
Rethinking the Study of Political Communication
Mediations of Democracy
Media Systems, Organizations and Cultures
The Production of Media Entertainment
Four Approaches to the Sociology of News
The Culture of Journalism
Comparing Media Systems
Media Policy in the Middle East: A Reappraisal
Media and Democracy Without Party Competition
Selling Neo-Imperial Conflicts: Television and US Public Diplomacy
Media Representations, Mediations and Influence
The Information Society Debate Revisited
Comparative Ethnography of New Media
National Prisms of a Global 'Media Event'
Women and Race in Feminist Media Research: Intersections, Ideology and Invisibility
Viewing and Reviewing the Audience: Fashions in Communication Research
Political Communication in a Changing World
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