Making Sense of Media Key Texts in Media and Cultural Studies
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Description: Making Sense of Media is a lively and accessible text that helps readers understand mass media and the texts they carry. Designed expressly for those interested in gaining a solid understanding of the media and how they work, it is an indispensable book. Offers a lively, accessible, and concise textbook to help readers understand mass media and their texts Covers seminal figures, concepts and scholarship in mass media studies, including Vladimir Propp, Mikhail Bakhtin, Raymond Williams, Fredric Jameson, and Stuart Hall Explores the ideas found in nineteen significant books that will provide useful insights and concepts for anyone interested in the study of the media Features chapter-by-chapter short articles by the author, that address an idea or theory in the particular book being discussed Includes charts, boxes features, exercises, and illustrations to round out analyses and engage the beginning student.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/8/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Arthur Asa Berger is professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University.
|Introduction: The Media in Our Lives|
|Course in General Linguistics|
|In Practice: King Andrew the First|
|In Practice: A Semiotic Analysis of a Sea Shell|
|Metaphors We Live By|
|In Practice: Love is a Game|
|In Practice: Theories on Comedy|
|Introduction to Poetics|
|In Practice: What Happens in Hamlet|
|Morphology of the Folktale|
|In Practice: Understanding Genres|
|Reading the Romance|
|In Practice: Write Your Own Romance Novel|
|Hamlet on the Holodeck|
|In Practice: Hypotheses on Pac-Man and Video Games|
|The Dialogic Imagination|
|In Practice: Parody and Laughter|
|Semiotics of Cinema|
|In Practice: The "1984" Macintosh Commercial|
|In Practice: Rashomontage|
|Marxism and Literature|
|In Practice: The Prisoner and "The General"|
|Everyday Life in the Modern World|
|In Practice: Cells and Terror|
|The Practice of Everyday Life|
|In Practice: Resistance Through Ridicule|
|In Practice: The Financial Times|
|Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism|
|In Practice: A Postmodern Perspective on Madonna|
|In Practice: Political Cultures and Popular Culture|
|Black Looks: Race and Representation|
|In Practice: Krazy Kat and "Racial" Memory|
|"The Work of Representation"|
|In Practice: 9/11 as Representation|
|Afterword: A Confessional|