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Media, Ritual and Identity





ISBN 9780415159920
Published May 29, 1998 by Routledge
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.

Reviews

'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