Communication and Society

This series encompasses the broad field of media and cultural studies. Its main concerns are the media and the public sphere: on whether the media empower or fail to empower popular forces in society; media organizations and public policy; political communication; and the role of media entertainment, ranging from potboilers and the human interest story to rock music and TV sport.

  • British Journalism Today

    6th Edition

    By Brian McNair

    Paperback – 2016-06-30 
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  • Misunderstanding the Internet

    2nd Edition

    By James Curran, Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman

    Misunderstanding the Internet provides a concise introduction to the history, sociology, politics and economics of the internet and its impact on society that stresses the importance of context in shaping and filtering the impact of the internet. This fully revised second edition responds to new…

    Paperback – 2016-01-14 
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  • Gender and Media

    Representing, Producing, Consuming

    By Tonny Krijnen, Sofie Van Bauwel

    Why do some TV genres have the label feminine or masculine? Why do we worry about boys playing video games too much while girls play just as often? Is the TV show Sex and the City empowering or not? Why are recent television shows like Desperate Housewives post-feminist television? Gender and Media…

    Paperback – 2015-06-28
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  • News and Politics

    The Rise of Live and Interpretive Journalism

    By Stephen Cushion

    News and Politics critically examines television news bulletins – still the primary source of information for most people – and asks whether the wider pace and immediacy of 24-hour news culture has influenced their format and style over time. Drawing on the concepts of mediatization and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-18
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  • Journalism in Context

    Practice and Theory for the Digital Age

    By Angela Phillips

    Journalism in Context is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of journalism in a changing world. The book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations influencing not only what journalists choose to present to their audiences but how they present it and then in…

    Paperback – 2014-09-15
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  • Critical Political Economy of the Media

    An Introduction

    By Jonathan Hardy

    How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political economic analysis of contemporary media. Jonathan Hardy undertakes a critical survey…

    Paperback – 2014-06-15
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  • Media Effects and Beyond

    Culture, Socialization and Lifestyles

    By Karl Erik Rosengren

    Addressing a multitude of questions and issues surrounding how we use the media, Media Effects and Beyond represents the results of an international research programme into the use and effects of television, video and music. Seeing the viewer not simply as passive object but as a very active…

    Paperback – 2014-02-26
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  • Misunderstanding the Internet

    By James Curran, Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman

    The growth of the internet has been spectacular. There are now more 1.5 billion internet users across the globe, about one quarter of the world’s population. This is certainly a new phenomenon that is of enormous significance for the economic, political and social life of contemporary societies.…

    Paperback – 2012-03-05
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  • Changing Journalism

    By Peter Lee-Wright, Angela Phillips, Tamara Witschge

    Journalism is in transition. Irrevocable decisions are being made, often based on flimsy evidence, which could change not only the future of journalism, but also the future of democracy. This book, based on extensive research, provides the opportunity to reflect upon these decisions and considers…

    Paperback – 2011-07-11
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  • Journalism After September 11

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Barbie Zelizer, Stuart Allan

    Praise for the first edition: This collection of essays comes mainly from academics but nobody should bridle at theorists lecturing practitioners. They properly challenge the way September 11th was reported - in a way that's both an endorsement of the role of the media and a wake-up call on its…

    Paperback – 2011-04-20
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  • Media and Democracy

    By James Curran

    Media and Democracy addresses key topics and themes in relation to democratic theory, media and technology, comparative media studies, media and history, and the evolution of media research. For example: How does TV entertainment contribute to the democratic life of society? Why are Americans…

    Paperback – 2011-03-23
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  • An Introduction to Political Communication

    5th Edition

    By Brian McNair

    An Introduction to Political Communication introduces students to the complex relationship between politics, the media and democracy in the United Kingdom, United States and other contemporary societies. Brian McNair examines how politicians, trade unions, pressure groups, NGOs and terrorist…

    Paperback – 2011-03-07
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  • Media Perspectives for the 21st Century

    Edited by Stylianos Papathanassopoulos

    Media Perspectives for the 21st Century brings together key international scholars to explore concepts, topics and issues concerning the communication environment in contemporary democratic societies. It combines qualitative and quantitative approaches to provide an interdisciplinary and truly…

    Paperback – 2010-11-18
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  • Political Communication and Social Theory

    By Aeron Davis

    Political Communication and Social Theory presents an advanced and challenging text for students and scholars of political communication and mass media in democracies. It draws together work from across political communication, media sociology and political sociology, and includes a mix of…

    Paperback – 2010-07-13
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  • News and Journalism in the UK

    5th Edition

    By Brian McNair, Brian McNair

    News and Journalism in the UK is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland. Surveying the industry in a period of radical economic and technological change, Brian McNair…

    Paperback – 2009-02-16
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  • Narrating Media History

    Edited by Michael Bailey

    Based on the work of media historian, James Curran, Narrating Media History explores British media history as a series of competing narratives. This unique and timely collection brings together leading international media history scholars, not only to identify and contrast the various…

    Paperback – 2008-08-19
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  • Western Media Systems

    By Jonathan Hardy

    Western Media Systems offers a critical introduction to media systems in North America and Western Europe. The book offers a wide-ranging survey of comparative media analysis addressing the economic, social, political, regulatory and cultural aspects of Western media systems. Jonathan Hardy …

    Paperback – 2008-06-29
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  • Television Entertainment

    By Jonathan Gray

    Television entertainment rules supreme, one of the world’s most important disseminators of information, ideas, and amusement. More than a parade of little figures in a box, it is deeply embedded in everyday life, in how we think, what we think and care about, and who we think and care about it…

    Paperback – 2008-03-18
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  • The Mediation of Power

    A Critical Introduction

    By Aeron Davis

    The Mediation of Power investigates how those in positions of power use and are influenced by media in their everyday activities. Each chapter examines this theme through an exploration of some of the key topics and debates in the field, including: theories of media and power media policy and the…

    Paperback – 2007-07-24
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  • Media on the Move

    Global Flow and Contra-Flow

    Edited by Daya Kishan Thussu

    Media on the Move provides a critical analysis of the dynamics of the international flow of images and ideas. This comes at a time when the political, economic and technological contexts within which media organisations operate are becoming increasingly global. The surge in transnational traffic in…

    Paperback – 2006-10-25
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  • Remaking Media

    The Struggle to Democratize Public Communication

    By Robert Hackett, William Carroll

    Remaking Media is a unique and timely reading of the contemporary struggle to democratize communication. With a focus on activism directed towards challenging and changing media content, practices and structures, the book explores the burning question: What is the political significance and…

    Paperback – 2006-05-07
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  • News and Journalism in the UK

    4th Edition

    By Brian McNair

    News and Journalism in the UK is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland.Surveying the industry in a period of radical economic and technological change, Brian McNair…

    Paperback – 2003-05-21
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  • Media and Power

    By James Curran

    Media and Power addresses three key questions about the relationship between media and society.*How much power do the media have?*Who really controls the media?*What is the relationship between media and power in society?In this major new book, James Curran reviews the different answers which have…

    Paperback – 2002-08-07
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  • Ill Effects

    The Media Violence Debate, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Martin Barker, Julian Petley

    The influence of the media remains a contentious issue. Every time a particularly high-profile crime of violence is committed, there are those who blame the effects of the media. The familiar culprits of cinema, television, video and rock music, have now been joined, particularly in the wake of the…

    Paperback – 2001-04-25
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  • De-Westernizing Media Studies

    Edited by James Curran, Myung-Jin Park

    De-Westernizing Media Studies brings together leading media critics from around the world to address central questions in the study of the media. How do the media connect to power in society? Who and what influence the media? How is globalization changing both society and the media?…

    Paperback – 1999-12-22
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  • Televised Presidential Debates and Public Policy

    2nd Edition

    By Sidney Kraus

    With this second edition, Kraus continues his examination of formal presidential debates, considering the experience of television in presidential elections, reviewing what has been learned about televised debates, and evaluating that knowledge in the context of the election process, specifically,…

    Paperback – 1999-09-30
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  • Media, Ritual and Identity

    Edited by James Curran, Tamar Liebes

    Media, Ritual and Identity examines the role of the media in society; its complex influence on democratic processes and its participation in the construction and affirmation of different social identities. It draws extensively upon cultural anthropology and combines a commanding overview of…

    Paperback – 1998-04-15
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  • International Radio Journalism

    By Tim Crook

    Radio journalists have witnessed much of the history of the twentieth century. From early documentary recordings , to the ground-breaking war reporting of Ed Murrow and Richard Dimbleby, to the sophisticated commentaries of Alistair Cooke and reporters such as Fergal Keane, International Radio…

    Paperback – 1997-12-24
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  • Tabloid Television

    Popular Journalism and the 'Other News'

    By John Langer

    Fires, floods, accidents, celebrity lifestyles, heroic acts of humble people, cute acts by family pets and the weather. Television's non-news about non-events takes up an increasingly large part of contemporary broadcast journalism, but is regularly dismissed by television pundits as having no…

    Paperback – 1997-11-19
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  • A Journalism Reader

    Edited by Michael Bromley, Tom O'Malley

    A Journalism Reader is a comprehensive collection of essential writings on journalism history and practice from the eighteenth century to the present day. It brings together the work of journalists, philosophers, historians, newspaper owners, cultural theorists and specialists in public policy and…

    Paperback – 1997-09-10
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  • The Global Jukebox

    The International Music Industry

    By Robert Burnett

    Popular music is with us constantly. It is part of our everyday enviroment and in global terms it is now perhaps the most universal means of communication.The Global Jukebox is the first comprehensive study of the international music industry at a time of great change, as the entertainment industry…

    Paperback – 1995-12-13
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  • The Crisis of Public Communication

    By Jay Blumler, Michael Gurevitch

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1995-11-29
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  • In Garageland

    Rock, Youth and Modernity

    By Johan Fornäs, Ulf Lindberg, Ove Sernhede

    Seeking to understand youth culture through its visual and musical expression, In Garageland presents a pioneering ethnographic study of rock bands and their fans. Topics include class as well as sexual conflicts; mainstream and deviant subcultures, and the complex social, psychological and ethical…

    Paperback – 1995-04-19
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  • Inside Prime Time

    2nd Edition

    By Todd Gitlin

    Prime time: those precious few hours every night when the three major television networks garner millions of dollars while tens of millions of Americans tune in. Inside Prime Time is a classic study of the workings of the Hollywood television industry, newly available with an updated introduction.…

    Paperback – 1994-09-14
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  • Talk on Television

    Audience Participation and Public Debate

    By Sonia Livingstone, Peter Lunt

    Not only is everyday conversation increasingly dependent on television, but more and more people are appearing on television to discuss social and personal issues. Is any public good served by these programmes or are they simply trashy entertainment which fills the schedules cheaply? Talk on…

    Paperback – 1993-12-08
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  • We Keep America on Top of the World

    Television Journalism and the Public Sphere

    By Daniel Hallin

    We Keep America on Top of the World is a lucid exploration of contemporary American journalism, with particular emphasis on its influential and controversial conponent - television news. Daniel Hallin's discussion encompasses the central and most controversial issues in the study of journalism: the…

    Paperback – 1993-11-03
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  • Communication and Citizenship

    Journalism and the Public Sphere

    By Peter Dahlgren, Colin Sparks

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1993-10-06
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  • Television Producers

    By Jeremy Tunstall

    Covering all the major areas of television production, this in-depth work highlights the widely varying influences, difficulties and opportunities at work in the industry. Each kind of producer across the seven areas here examined faces the same practical issues of budget, talent and equipment…

    Hardback – 1993-09-08
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  • Nation, Culture, Text

    Australian Cultural and Media Studies

    Edited by Graeme Turner

    Nation, Culture, Text: Australian Cultural and Media Studies is the first collection of cultural studies from Australia, selected and introduced for an international readership.Participating in the `de-centring' of cultural studies - considering what perspectives other than the European and the…

    Paperback – 1993-09-01
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  • Getting the Message

    News, Truth, and Power

    Edited by John Eldridge

    The work of the Glasgow Media Group has long established their place at the forefront of Media Studies, and Getting the Message provides an ideal introduction to recent work by the Group. Contributors discuss themes such as the relationship between the media and public opinion, the emergence of TV…

    Paperback – 1993-06-16
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  • Fields in Vision

    Television Sport and Cultural Transformation

    By Garry Whannel

    Fields in Vision offers a comprehensive and analytical study of the international phenomenon of television sports coverage. Garry Whannel considers the historical development of sport on television, the growth of sponsorship and the way that television and sponsorship have re-shaped sport in the…

    Paperback – 1992-10-14
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  • Critical Communication Studies

    Essays on Communication, History and Theory in America

    By Hanno Hardt

    The development of communication studies has been a lively process of adoption and integration of theoretical constructs from Pragmatism, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Critical Communication Studies describes the intellectual and professional forces that have shaped research interests and…

    Paperback – 1992-03-25
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  • Pluralism, Politics and the Marketplace

    The Regulation of German Broadcasting

    By Suzanne Hasselbach, Vincent Porter

    Since the mid-1980s, broadcasting in the Federal Republic of Germany has been extensively re-regulated. The traditional duopoly of the public broadcasters Ard and ZDF has been challenged by new private networks in both radio and television. In two historic judgements handed down in 1986 and 1987,…

    Hardback – 1991-12-18
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  • Media Moguls

    By Michael Palmer, Jeremy Tunstall

    The emergence of a few powerful individuals in control of large sections of mass communication industries has coincided with world-wide media de-regulation. In the first book to take a close look at media moguls as a species, Jeremy Tunstall and Michael Palmer show how a handful of own-and-operate…

    Paperback – 1991-12-11
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  • Potboilers

    Methods, Concepts and Case Studies in Popular Fiction

    By Mr Jerry Palmer, Jerry Palmer

    Potboilers looks at the many forms of popular narrative - in print, film and TV. It considers the ways in they have been analysed in literary criticism, sociology, communications, media and cultural studies. The book introduces and summarizes two decades of debate about mass-produced fictions and…

    Paperback – 1991-12-04
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  • What News?

    The Market, Politics and the Local Press

    By Bob Franklin, David Murphy

    A survey of the role and the future prospects of the local press in the 1990s. The authors also take into account the radical changes the local press have been through with new technology and the proliferation of free newspapers.…

    Hardback – 1991-09-25
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  • Glasnost, Perestroika and the Soviet Media

    By Brian McNair

    The reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev have brought tumultuous change to political, social and economic life in the Soviet Union. But how have these changes affected Soviet press and television reporting? Glasnost, Perestroika and the Soviet Media examines the changing role of Soviet journalism from its…

    Hardback – 1991-07-24
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