1st Edition

Media and Cultural Theory

Edited By James Curran, David Morley Copyright 2006
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    324 Pages
    by Routledge

    Containing new thinking and original surveys, Media & Cultural Theory brings together leading international scholars to address key issues and debates within media and cultural studies.

    Through the use of contemporary media and film texts such as Bridget Jones’ Diary and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and using case studies of the USA and the UK after September 11th, James Curran and David Morley examine central topics including:

    • media representations of the new woman in contemporary society
    • the creation of self in lifestyle media
    • the nature of globalization
    • the rise of digital actors and media.

    Ideal as a course reader, with each essay covering a different major area or advance in original research, Media & Cultural Theory is global in its reach. Through its engagement with broad questions, it is an invaluable book that can be applied to the studies of media and cultural studies students the English-speaking world over.

    List of contributors, Acknowledgement, Editors’ introduction, SECTION I Media, modernity and globalization, SECTION II Media, community and dialogue, SECTION III Media power, ideology and markets, SECTION IV Cultural production, consumption and aesthetics, SECTION V New technologies and cultural forms, Index


    James Curran, David Morley