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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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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 and Democracy

Media and Democracy

1st Edition

By James Curran
May 03, 2011

Media and Democracy addresses key topics and themes in relation to democratic theory, media and technology, comparative media studies, media and history, and the evolution of media research. For example: How does TV entertainment contribute to the democratic life of society? Why are Americans ...

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 ...

Political Communication and Social Theory

Political Communication and Social Theory

1st Edition

By Aeron Davis
August 23, 2010

Political Communication and Social Theory presents an advanced and challenging text for students and scholars of political communication and mass media in democracies. It draws together work from across political communication, media sociology and political sociology, and includes a mix of ...

Western Media Systems

Western Media Systems

1st Edition

By Jonathan Hardy
August 20, 2008

Western Media Systems offers a critical introduction to media systems in North America and Western Europe. The book offers a wide-ranging survey of comparative media analysis addressing the economic, social, political, regulatory and cultural aspects of Western media systems. Jonathan Hardy ...

News and Journalism in the UK

News and Journalism in the UK

5th Edition

By Brian McNair, Brian McNair
August 04, 2009

News and Journalism in the UK is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland. Surveying the industry in a period of radical economic and technological change, Brian McNair ...

Television Entertainment

Television Entertainment

1st Edition

By Jonathan Gray
April 03, 2008

Television entertainment rules supreme, one of the world’s most important disseminators of information, ideas, and amusement. More than a parade of little figures in a box, it is deeply embedded in everyday life, in how we think, what we think and care about, and who we think and care about it...

Potboilers Methods, Concepts and Case Studies in Popular Fiction

Potboilers: Methods, Concepts and Case Studies in Popular Fiction

1st Edition

By Jerry Palmer
December 20, 1991

Potboilers looks at the many forms of popular narrative - in print, film and TV. It considers the ways in they have been analysed in literary criticism, sociology, communications, media and cultural studies. The book introduces and summarizes two decades of debate about mass-produced fictions and ...

The Mediation of Power A Critical Introduction

The Mediation of Power: A Critical Introduction

1st Edition

By Aeron Davis
September 07, 2007

The Mediation of Power investigates how those in positions of power use and are influenced by media in their everyday activities. Each chapter examines this theme through an exploration of some of the key topics and debates in the field, including: theories of media and power media policy and the ...

Media on the Move Global Flow and Contra-Flow

Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow

1st Edition

Edited By Daya Kishan Thussu
December 13, 2006

Media on the Move provides a critical analysis of the dynamics of the international flow of images and ideas. This comes at a time when the political, economic and technological contexts within which media organisations operate are becoming increasingly global. The surge in transnational traffic in...

Media Moguls

Media Moguls

1st Edition

By Michael Palmer, Jeremy Tunstall
December 23, 1991

The emergence of a few powerful individuals in control of large sections of mass communication industries has coincided with world-wide media de-regulation. In the first book to take a close look at media moguls as a species, Jeremy Tunstall and Michael Palmer show how a handful of own-and-operate ...

Tabloid Television Popular Journalism and the 'Other News'

Tabloid Television: Popular Journalism and the 'Other News'

1st Edition

By John Langer
December 22, 1997

Fires, floods, accidents, celebrity lifestyles, heroic acts of humble people, cute acts by family pets and the weather. Television's non-news about non-events takes up an increasingly large part of contemporary broadcast journalism, but is regularly dismissed by television pundits as having no ...

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