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MEDIA & SOCIETY: Critical Perspectives (Second Edition)

This popular introductory book provides a clear introduction to the key ideas within media studies. The friendly writing style and everyday examples, which made the first edition a favourite with students and lecturers alike, has been retained and updated in this new edition. This comprehensive text provides a wide-ranging perspective on the Media and: — Uses examples and case studies from the real world — Shows how key concepts can help us understand the relationship between the Media and society — Provides a clear explanation of how critical perspectives on the Media construct thinking about media businesses, texts and audiences The fully updated new edition features new boxed summaries of critical approaches and key thinkers. Chapters cover the main topics that students are likely to encounter in their studies, including advertising, media and violence, news, politics, young audiences, globalization, sport, popular music and new technology. This book is essential reading for students in Media Studies, Cultural Studies and courses with a media interest, such as Sociology and English.

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This popular introductory book provides a clear introduction to the key ideas within media studies. The friendly writing style and everyday examples, which made the first edition a favourite with students and lecturers alike, has been retained and updated in this new edition. This comprehensive text provides a wide-ranging perspective on the Media and: — Uses examples and case studies from the real world — Shows how key concepts can help us understand the relationship between the Media and society — Provides a clear explanation of how critical perspectives on the Media construct thinking about media businesses, texts and audiences The fully updated new edition features new boxed summaries of critical approaches and key thinkers. Chapters cover the main topics that students are likely to encounter in their studies, including advertising, media and violence, news, politics, young audiences, globalization, sport, popular music and new technology. This book is essential reading for students in Media Studies, Cultural Studies and courses with a media interest, such as Sociology and English.
CONTENTS
• Media texts Features and deconstructions

• Media institutions Key areas and their implications for understanding media
• Audiences and effects Defining audiences and exploring their relationships with texts
• Media – audience – influence Questions of effects: politics, children, violence
• Popular music Questioning the popular, questioning control, questioning the global
• The media and new technology Technologies changing the media and changing consumption
• Advertising Its relationship with media industries and with audiences
• News Different kinds of news: constructing the world
• Sport and representation Media defining sport; sport as business; sport and meaning
• Globalization and the media Questions of power and cultural exchange

Edition

2017 Hardbound

ISBN

9788131608883

Pages

352

Author

Graeme Burton

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