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Media, Ritual and Identity

1st Edition

Edited by James Curran, Tamar Liebes


280 pages

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Media, Ritual and Identity examines the role of the media in society; its complex influence on democratic processes and its participation in the construction and affirmation of different social identities.

It draws extensively upon cultural anthropology and combines a commanding overview of contemporary media debates with a series of fascinating case studies ranging from political ritual on television to broadcasting in the third world.


'If one is looking for a good syntheses of some of the major debates in media studies, this will be a rewarding and interesting book.' - Robert A. White, Media Development

'This is a collection which earns its place on the media research bookshelf.' - John Corner, European Journal of Cultural Studies

'An unusually good anthology.' - European Journal of Communication

'Excellent book from which to teach a graduate seminar.' - European Journal of Communication

About the Series

Communication and Society

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies