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Media and Society explores the media's influence in our world, providing a comprehensive introduction to the main concepts and theories used in media studies. It analyzes representations of the world found in advertisements, film, television, photographs, language, and music. The fourth edition of this book continues to provide an accessible and student-friendly analysis of the relationship between media and society and includes many examples, definitions, issues, questions, and explanations to aid students' understanding.

FEATURES

* New chapter on new media and technological developments (Chapter 7)

* Increased emphasis on the political nature of media and new media

* Updated case studies and "Issues" boxes, which encourage students to reflect further on the issues discussed in each chapter

* Margin notes and design to make the text simple for students to navigate

Synopsis:

Media and Society: An Introduction examines the role of the media in contemporary society and analyses representations of the world found in advertisements, film, television, photographs, language, and music. It clearly and simply presents theoretical approaches and includes many examples, definitions, issues, questions, and explanations to aid students' understanding.

Table of Contents

Figures and Plates

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The 'Media-world'

Guided Tour

PART 1: GETTING READY: THE MEDIA AND MEDIA STUDIES

1. Defining the Media

2. Media Studies

3. What Do the Media Do to Us? Media and Society

4. What's in a Name? Language and the Social Construction of Reality

5. Mediation and Representation

6. Texts, Meanings, and Audiences

7. New Media and Technological Development

PART 2: PICTURES: SEMIOTIC ANALYSIS

8. Semiology

9. Reading Images and Advertisements

10. Model Essay: Semiotic Analysis of an Advertisement

PART 3: MAKING SENSE: DISCOURSE, IDEOLOGY, AND HEGEMONY

11. Defining Discourse and Ideology

12. Where are Discourses and Ideologies Found?

13. Dominant Ideology and Hegemony

14. Culture Jamming and Counter-hegemony

PART 4: STORIES: APPROACHES FOR NARRATIVE ANALYSIS

15. Genres, Codes, and Conventions

16. The Language of Film: American Beauty

17. Narrative Structure and Binary Oppositions

18. Documentary and Reality TV

19. Why Stories?

PART 5: MEDIA AND IDENTITY: REPRESENTATION, IMPACT, AND INFLUENCE

20. Feminism, Postfeminism, and Ideologies of Femininity

21. Ideologies and Discourses of Masculinity

22. Ethnicity, Ideology, and the Media

23. Stars and Celebrities

PART 6: BUT THEY KEEP MOVING THE POSTS: POSTMODERN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

24. Postmodernism

25. Globalisation and Technological Development

Conclusion

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195562408
Subtitle:
An Introduction
Author:
O'shaughnessy, Michael
Author:
O'Shaughnessy, Michael
Author:
Stadler, Jane
Author:
null, Jane
Author:
null, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Mass media and culture
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Film, Media,
Subject:
Performing Arts | Journalism
Subject:
Film, Media, & Performing Arts | Journalism
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Publication Date:
20090315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
536
Dimensions:
7.5 x 10 x 1.1 in 2.375 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Media Studies
History and Social Science » Journalism » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
Textbooks » General

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"Synopsis" by , Media and Society: An Introduction examines the role of the media in contemporary society and analyses representations of the world found in advertisements, film, television, photographs, language, and music. It clearly and simply presents theoretical approaches and includes many examples, definitions, issues, questions, and explanations to aid students' understanding.
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