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Media Studies Reader

O'Sullivan, Tim; Jewkes, Yvonne (ed.)
Publisher:  Arnold, New York, USA
Year Published:  1997  
Pages:  461pp   Price:  $46.95   ISBN:  0-340-64547-4
Resource Type:  Book

A resource for students of media and cultural studies. Posing questions about the nature of culture in modern society, it looks at the historical development of the various media, their relationship with modernity and the critical commentaries that have evolved as a result of their public and private presence.


Table of Contents


Part I: The Media and Modern Life
1. The Invasion from Mars
2. Mass and Masses
3. Mass Communication and Modern Culture
4. The Separation of Social Space from Physical Place
5. Communications and Constitution of Modernity
6. Public Service Broadcasting and Modern Public Life

Part II: Stereotypes and Representations
7. Rethinking Stereotypes
8. The Lost World of Stereotypes
9. The Power of Popular Television: The Case of Cosby
10. Mapping the Mythical: A Geopolitics of National Sporting Stereotypes
11. Approaches to 'the North': Common Myths and Assumptions
12. Crippling Images
13. Moral Panics
14. The Most Repeated, Most Read Messages of the Cult: 1949-74
15. The Social Role of Advertising
16. Television's 'Personality System'

Part III: Audiences and Reception
17. On Alcohol and the Mystique of Media Effects
18. The Television and Delinquency Debate
19. In Defence of 'Video Nasties'
20. Looking at The Sun: Into the Nineties with a Tabloid and its Readers
21. Technology in the Domestic Environment
22. Satellite TV as Cultural Sign
23. Critical Perspectives within Audience Research

Part IV: Producers and Production
24. The Missing Dimensions - New Media and the Management of Social Change
25. The Problems of Making Political Television: A Practitioner's Perspective
26. Keepers of the Castle: Producers, Programmers and Music Selection
27. Priorities and Prejudice: 'Artist and Repertoire' and the Acquisition of Artists
28. How are Television Soaps Produced?
29. Film Production in the Information Age
30. Video Diaries: What's Up Doc?
31. Riding with Ambulances: Television and its Uses

Part V: Global Media and New Media
32. The Poisoned Chalice? International Television and the Idea of Dominance
33. Not Yet the Post-Imperialist Era
34. Where the Global Meets the Local: Notes from the Sitting Room
35. The Roots of the Information Society Idea
36. Disinformocracy
37. Postmodernism and Popular Culture
38. Higher Education, Training and Cultural Industries: A Working Partnership
39. Media Studies and the 'Knowledge Problem'



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