Mass Media and Society

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Bloomsbury Academic, Aug 26, 2005 - Social Science - 432 pages
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This widely used study has become the leading international textbook on the media. Written by distinguished academics from around the world, the book provides an invaluable guided tour through three key areas of debate: DT theories of media and society DT the study of media organizations DT debates about culture, ideology and democracy. This fourth edition has been fully updated and contains 13 new chapters on key topics, ranging from post-feminism to war journalism as entertainment. Above all, it offers a number of alternative views on the changing role of the media in the era of globalization, new communication technology, the war on terror, the advance of women and increasing economic inequality.

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James Curran is a Professor of Communications at Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK. Michael Gurevitch is a former Professor, College of Journalism, University of Maryland, USA.

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