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

About the Author

Michael O'Shaughnessy taught film and media studies for twenty years in UK and Australian universities.

Jane Stadler is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at University of Queensland.

Table of Contents

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

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

Part 6 But they Keep Moving the Posts: Postmodern and Global Perspectives

23. Stars and Celebrities

24. Postmodernism

25. Globalisation

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O'shaughnessy, Michael
Oxford University Press, USA
Stadler, Jane
O'Shaughnessy, Michael
Film, Media, & Performing Arts | Journalism
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102 illus.
7.5 x 9.9 x 1.2 in 2.388 lb

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