Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the various approaches in the field. From outlining what media studies is to encouraging active engagement in research and analysis, this book advocates media study as a participatory process and provides a framework and set of skills to help you develop critical thinking.
Updated to reflect the changing media environment, Media Studies retains the highly praised approach and style of the first edition.
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Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 2nd Edition will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies, film studies, the sociology of the media, popular culture and other related subjects.
List of contributors Guided tour Acknowledgements Introduction: Getting started: 'doing' media studies Part One: Media texts and meanings Chapter 1: How do media make meaning? Chapter 2: Organising meaning in media texts: genre and narrative Chapter 3: Media representations Chapter 4: Reality media Part Two : Producing media Chapter 5: The business of media Chapter 6: Media regulation and policy Chapter 7: Media production in a global age Part Three: Media audiences Chapter 8: Producing audiences: what do media do to people? Chapter 9: Investigating audiences: what do people do with media? Part Four: Media and social contexts Chapter 10: Media power Chapter 11: Conceptualising mass society Chapter 12: Modernism, postmodernism and after Chapter 13: The consumer society and advertising Part Five: Historiography Chapter 14: Media histories Conclusion: Doing your media studies Glossary References Index