Media society and culture book
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Media, Culture and Society: An Introduction
Clearly organized, systematic and combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting edge developments, this book provides a 'must have' contribution to media and communication studies. The text is organized into three distinctive parts, which fall neatly into research and teaching requirements: Elements of the Media which covers media technologies, the organization of the media industry, media content and media users ; Media, Power and Control which addresses questions of the media and manipulation, the construction of news, public service broadcasting, censorship, commercialization ; and Media, Identity and Culture which covers issues of the media and ethnicity, gender, subcultures, audiences and fans. It has all of the qualities to be adopted as core introductory text in the large and buoyant field of media and communication studies. He has conducted extensive research on goth subculture and is author of Goth. Identity, Style and Subculture , Oxford: Berg. He is currently researching young people's use of online communications - notably through social networking sites.
Paul Hodkinson's bestseller is back, once again exploring the concepts and complexities of the media in an accessible, balanced and engaging style. Additions to the Second Edition include:. New material on technologies, censorship, online news, fan cultures and representations of poverty. Up-to-date examples covering everything from social media, contemporary advertising, news events and mobile technologies, to representations of class, ethnicity and gender. Combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting-edge developments, this Second Edition cements its reputation as the must-have text for any undergraduate student studying media, culture and society. This product is already in your cart. You can only buy 1 per order.
Book Description: Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture. This book has been peer-reviewed by 6 subject experts and is now available for adoption or adaptation. If you plan to adopt or adapt this open textbook, please let us know by filling out our adoption form.
Attribution CC BY. I thought the book does a good job generally covering the media that constitute the vast majority of consumption by audiences. The book definitely needs to be supplemented by other, more in-depth readings on certain topics, like in the television chapter there is not much on the impact of sporting or live events economically nor enough discussion on the networks and consolidation. More charts, diagrams, timelines, etc. There was also a limited amount on issues related to representation. The way the book is constructed should contribute to it having a long shelf life, especially if every few years there are minor updates to the content and the links as the technologies and understanding of these media continue to evolve.