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Communication and Society


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This series encompasses the broad field of media and cultural studies. Its main concerns are the media and the public sphere: on whether the media empower or fail to empower popular forces in society; media organizations and public policy; political communication; and the role of media entertainment, ranging from potboilers and the human interest story to rock music and TV sport.

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Misunderstanding the Internet

Misunderstanding the Internet

2nd Edition

By James Curran, Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman
February 09, 2016

The growth of the internet has been spectacular. There are now more than 3 billion internet users across the globe, some 40 per cent of the world’s population. The internet’s meteoric rise is a phenomenon of enormous significance for the economic, political and social life of contemporary societies...

Seeing and Believing The Influence of Television

Seeing and Believing: The Influence of Television

1st Edition

By Greg Philo
November 16, 1990

Television has a powerful impact on our beliefs and is open to use as a political and propaganda tool. Greg Philo has taken a new approach to examining these issues by inviting groups of television viewers to write their own news programmes, based on news pictures from the 1984-5 British miners' ...

Journalism in Context Practice and Theory for the Digital Age

Journalism in Context: Practice and Theory for the Digital Age

1st Edition

By Angela Phillips
September 24, 2014

Journalism in Context is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of journalism in a changing world. The book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations influencing not only what journalists choose to present to their audiences but how they present it and then in...

Critical Political Economy of the Media An Introduction

Critical Political Economy of the Media: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Jonathan Hardy
June 25, 2014

How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political economic analysis of contemporary media. Jonathan Hardy undertakes a critical survey ...

In Garageland Rock, Youth and Modernity

In Garageland: Rock, Youth and Modernity

1st Edition

By Johan Fornäs, Ulf Lindberg, Ove Sernhede
May 30, 1995

Seeking to understand youth culture through its visual and musical expression, In Garageland presents a pioneering ethnographic study of rock bands and their fans. Topics include class as well as sexual conflicts; mainstream and deviant subcultures, and the complex social, psychological and ethical...

Media Effects and Beyond Culture, Socialization and Lifestyles

Media Effects and Beyond: Culture, Socialization and Lifestyles

1st Edition

By Karl Erik Rosengren
February 25, 2014

Addressing a multitude of questions and issues surrounding how we use the media, Media Effects and Beyond represents the results of an international research programme into the use and effects of television, video and music. Seeing the viewer not simply as passive object but as a very active ...

Televised Presidential Debates and Public Policy

Televised Presidential Debates and Public Policy

2nd Edition

By Sidney Kraus
October 01, 1999

With this second edition, Kraus continues his examination of formal presidential debates, considering the experience of television in presidential elections, reviewing what has been learned about televised debates, and evaluating that knowledge in the context of the election process, specifically, ...

Ill Effects The Media Violence Debate

Ill Effects: The Media Violence Debate

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Barker, Julian Petley
August 21, 2013

Ill Effects is a radical re-examination of the whole 'media effects' debate. It questions not only whether the media is capable of directly influencing people's views and actions, but also whether the idea of 'effects' is the most useful way of conceptualising the relationship between the media and...

Media and Power

Media and Power

1st Edition

By James Curran
October 18, 2002

Media and Power addresses three key questions about the relationship between media and society.*How much power do the media have?*Who really controls the media?*What is the relationship between media and power in society?In this major new book, James Curran reviews the different answers which have ...

Changing Journalism

Changing Journalism

1st Edition

By Peter Lee-Wright, Angela Phillips, Tamara Witschge
August 23, 2011

Journalism is in transition. Irrevocable decisions are being made, often based on flimsy evidence, which could change not only the future of journalism, but also the future of democracy. This book, based on extensive research, provides the opportunity to reflect upon these decisions and considers ...

Journalism After September 11

Journalism After September 11

2nd Edition

Edited By Barbie Zelizer, Stuart Allan
May 24, 2011

Praise for the first edition: This collection of essays comes mainly from academics but nobody should bridle at theorists lecturing practitioners. They properly challenge the way September 11th was reported - in a way that's both an endorsement of the role of the media and a wake-up call on its ...

Media Perspectives for the 21st Century

Media Perspectives for the 21st Century

1st Edition

Edited By Stylianos Papathanassopoulos
January 25, 2011

Media Perspectives for the 21st Century brings together key international scholars to explore concepts, topics and issues concerning the communication environment in contemporary democratic societies. It combines qualitative and quantitative approaches to provide an interdisciplinary and truly ...

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