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Media Reader Continuity and Transformation

ISBN-10: 0761962506

ISBN-13: 9780761962502

Edition: 1999

Authors: Hugh Mackay, Tim O'Sullivan

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`Alertness to the changing terms of debate, familiarity with the latest scholarship and a shrewd, practical sense of what works in teaching make this collection a very worthwhile addition to course reading lists' - John Corner, University of LiverpoolThe Media Reader is an essential sourcebook of key statements about transformations in media culture. The Reader explores the technological, economic, social and cultural processes implicated in the production, regulation, circulation and consumption of media forms. It applies theoretical approaches, supported by a range of case studies, to past and present media transformations.Divided into four parts: Mass Communications and the Modern World; Understanding `Transformations' in Media Culture; New Media for New Times; Future Perfect?, this Reader provides a framework for examining many of the key transformations in the contemporary media environment. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students alike.
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 6/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Mass Communication and the Modern World
The Media and Modernity
Corporate Dynamics and Broadcasting Futures
The Technology and the Society
When Old Technologies Were New
Implementing the Future
The Wireless Age
Radio Broadcasting
Understanding 'transformations' in Media Culture
No Sense of Place
The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behaviour
Information Technology and the Myth of Abundance
What Information Society?
Cultural Globalisation
Placing and Displacing the West
The Global Media in the Late 1990s
Popular Culture on a Global Scale
A Challenge for Cultural Studies?
New Media For New Times
Broadcasting is Dead. Long Live Digital Choice
Making Television News in the Satellite Age
The Virtual Community
Finding Connection in a Computerised World
Identity in the Age of the Internet
The Development of Interactive Games
Future Perfect?
Reimagined Communities? New Media, New Possibilities
The World Wide Web of Surveillance
The Internet and Off-World Power Flows
In the Realm of Uncertainty
The Global Village and Capitalist Postmodernity
Remote Control? Politics, Technology and 'Electronic Democracy'
An Introduction to the Information Age