1st Edition

A2 Communication and Culture The Essential Introduction

By Peter Bennett, Jerry Slater Copyright 2009
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    352 Pages
    by Routledge

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    A2 Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction features over 100 colour images, contemporary case studies and examples. The authors introduce students to the skills of reading communication texts and understanding the link between communication and culture, as well as taking students through the tasks expected of them to pass the AQA exam. The book is supplemented with a website at www.alevelcommculture.co.uk featuring additional activities and resources.

    Areas covered include:

    • theoretical approaches
    • key concepts
    • spaces and places
    • fictions
    • objects of desire
    • cultural sites: intersections
    • the A2 examination
    • communication and culture in practice: A2 coursework
    • A2 coursework samples.

    Selected Contents: 1. Moving On, Moving Up: From AS to A2  2. Theoretical Approaches  3. Key Concepts   4. Spaces and Places  5. Fictions  6. Objects of Desire  7. Intersections  8. The A2 Exam  9. Communication and culture in practice: A2 coursework  10. A2 Coursework Samples


    Peter Bennett is Chief Examiner for GCE Communication Studies and currently teaches prospective F.E. teachers in the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Education.  He previously taught Film, English and Communication Studies at Rowley Regis College in The Community. He is the co-author of AS Communication Studies: The Essential Introduction (3rd edition, 2008), Communication Studies the Essential Resource (2003), Film Studies; the Essential Resource (2006), A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction (2005) and Channels (English and Media 11-14).   He

    Jerry Slater is Principal Examiner and Principal Moderator for GCE Communication and Culture and Senior Examiner for GCE Media Studies. He teaches Film, Media and Communication and Culture at Colchester Sixth Form College and is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University.He is the co-author of AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction (3rd edition, 2008) and A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction (2005).


    This book is confident, authoritative and reassuring: it is a key text for students and teachers alike. It is a must have resource for everyone interested in Communication Studies and is a welcome addition and progression from the AS Communication and Culture textbook. Alan Hackett, Head of Media and Communications, Campion School

    This latest textbook lives up to its name – it is an essential introduction to many of the key ideas and approaches within cultural studies...it is indispensable and beautifully illustrated. If you are a student and you are going on to study Media, Cultural Studies, Sociology or English at university, it’s worth buying your own copy – you will find yourself coming back to it over and over again. www.communicationandculture.co.uk