Fully updated and revised, the second edition of Media Studies: The Basics is the ideal guide to the changing landscape of media and media studies.
There have been seismic shifts in what constitutes (the) media in recent years with technological advances ushering in whole new categories of producers, consumers and modes of delivery. This has been reflected in the way media is studied with new theories, concepts and practices coming to the fore. This new edition addresses core questions including:
Featuring new case studies, an updated glossary and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal introduction to media studies today for both A Level and Undergraduate students.
‘This a great book; it provides a clear and comprehensive account of the subject; is very up to date and the reader will come away from it with a good understanding of key issues in Media Studies.’ – Marcus Leaning, University of Winchester, UK
1 Studying Media
2 Reading Media
3 Powerful Media
4 Global Media
4 Evolving Media
5 Making Media
6 Making Media
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.
Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.