Media, Culture and Society: An Introduction by Paul HodkinsonAttribution CC BY. I thought the book does a good job generally covering the media that constitute the vast majority of consumption by audiences. The book definitely needs to be supplemented by other, more in-depth readings on certain topics, like in the television chapter there is not much on the impact of sporting or live events economically nor enough discussion on the networks and consolidation. More charts, diagrams, timelines, etc. There was also a limited amount on issues related to representation. The way the book is constructed should contribute to it having a long shelf life, especially if every few years there are minor updates to the content and the links as the technologies and understanding of these media continue to evolve. It is also broad enough that the issues and general information discussed should not change much over time.
Media, Culture and Society An Introduction
Book Description: Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture. This book has been peer-reviewed by 6 subject experts and is now available for adoption or adaptation. If you plan to adopt or adapt this open textbook, please let us know by filling out our adoption form. You can view the book's Review Statement for more information about reviewers and the review process. An Accessibility Assessment for this is book has also been prepared to see how this book meets accessibility standards. Preface and Overview I. Main Body.
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Clearly organized, systematic and combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting edge developments, this book provides a 'must have' contribution to media and communication studies. The text is organized into three distinctive parts, which fall neatly into research and teaching requirements: Elements of the Media which covers media technologies, the organization of the media industry, media content and media users ; Media, Power and Control which addresses questions of the media and manipulation, the construction of news, public service broadcasting, censorship, commercialization ; and Media, Identity and Culture which covers issues of the media and ethnicity, gender, subcultures, audiences and fans. It has all of the qualities to be adopted as core introductory text in the large and buoyant field of media and communication studies. He has conducted extensive research on goth subculture and is author of Goth. Identity, Style and Subculture , Oxford: Berg. He is currently researching young people's use of online communications - notably through social networking sites. He is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey.
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