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1st Edition

Thinking about Media and Communications

ISBN 9780415243841
Published August 31, 2005 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

From an established author with a growing international profile in media studies, Media/Theory is an accessible yet challenging guide to ways of thinking about media and communications in modern life.

Shaun Moores draws on ideas from a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and expertly connects the analysis of media and communications with key themes in contemporary social theory.

Examining core issues of time and space, Moores also examines matters of interactions, signification and identity, and argues that media studies is bound up in the wider processes of the modern world and not just about studying the media.

This book makes a distinctive contribution towards rethinking the shape and direction of media studies today, and for students at advanced undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Time and Space  1. Cyclicity  2. Extensionality  Part 2: Relationships, Meanings and Experiences  3. Interaction  4. Signification  5. Identity  Afterword.  Bibliography.  Index

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Shaun Moores is Associate Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne. His previous books include Interpreting Audiences (1993) and Media and Everyday Life in Modern Society (2000).


‘A grasp of an enormous body of work is displayed adroitly … overall the book is a genuine contribution to the literature. It deserves to do well and to help to shape the future of critical reflections on media institutions and practices.’

David Chaney, formerly Professor of Sociology at the University of Durham

‘This is an accomplished and elegant set of discussions, where an unusually broad range of theory from the humanities and social sciences, much of it to do with media but much of it not, is examined and organized.’

Graeme Turner, Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland