Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • Active Audiences

    By Helen Wood

    This book is designed to offer students an accessible and interesting pathway through the various and distinct approaches to audiences in order to demonstrate their relevance to the contemporary media environment. Much emphasis in writing about audience research has been to consider the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 
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    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • Representation

    By Jenny Kidd

    Written especially for undergraduate students, Representation synthesises and updates our understandings of representation - and the tools for its analysis - for use in the new mediascape. Jenny Kidd uses an engaging range of current examples and a lively style to explore a number of key…

    Paperback – 2015-11-25 
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    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • Culture

    By Ben Highmore

    What are the qualities and properties that make something cultural? What does claiming something as cultural allow us to do? Culture offers students a workable understanding of the category ‘culture’ and explores how the realm of the ‘cultural’ can be practically explored as a way of understanding…

    Paperback – 2015-10-20 
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    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • Reality TV

    By Annette Hill

    Reality TV is popular entertainment. And yet a common way to start a conversation about it is ‘I wouldn’t want anyone to know this but…’ Why do people love and love to hate reality TV? This book explores reality TV in all its forms - from competitive talent shows to reality soaps - examining a…

    Paperback – 2014-11-24
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  • Cultural Policy

    By David Bell, Kate Oakley

    David Bell and Kate Oakley survey the major debates emerging in cultural policy research, adopting an approach based on spatial scale to explore cultural policy in cities, nations and internationally. They contextualise these discussions with an exploration of what both ‘culture’ and ‘policy’ mean…

    Paperback – 2014-08-17
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    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies