Media, Culture and Society | SAGE Publications LtdThank you for your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience. Paul Hodkinson's bestseller is back, once again exploring the concepts and complexities of the media in an accessible, balanced and engaging style. Additions to the Second Edition include:. Combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting-edge developments, this Second Edition cements its reputation as the must-have text for any undergraduate student studying media, culture and society. In his beautifully balanced, clear and broad-ranging account of a fast-changing field, Paul Hodkinson has successfully brought together myriad perspectives with which to critically analyse today's media culture and media society. This is a highly useful book for those teaching and studying media. It provides comprehensive accounts of classic approaches to media and culture, but also recent theorists and research.
Media, Culture and Society : An Introduction
The first part outlines and surveys some key theoretical developments in media studies such as the increased use of feminist and cultural studies approaches to the media and the development of the postmodernism debate. The second part addresses the key area of recent research around the audience; the last section addresses the public sphere. Drawing together key work from the breadth of current critical media research, Culture and Power is an invaluable student textbook and a complement to. Paddy Scannell worked for many years at the University of Westminster London where he and his colleagues established, in , the first undergraduate degree program in Media Studies in the UK. He is a founding editor of Media, Culture and Society which began publication in and is now issued six times yearly. He is currently working on a trilogy. The first volume, Media and Communication, was published in June
Ideally pitched for students it explores the media saturation of everyday life while carefully emphasizing the complex relationships which exist between media, culture, and society. The text is organized into three distinctive parts which fall neatly into research and teaching requirements: Elements of the Media; Media, Power and Control; and Media, Identity and Culture. Paul Hodkinson is a sociologist whose work is focused upon youth cultures, online communications and on the relationships between media and cultural identities. 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.
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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.