Media Studies: Key Issues and Debates
SAGE, Jun 21, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 416 pages
Bringing together a range of renowned scholars in the field, this book examines eighteen key issues within contemporary media studies. Written in an accessible student-friendly style, Media Studies - Key Issues and Debates is an authoritative landmark text for undergraduate students.
Each individual chapter begins with a concise definition of the concept(s) under investigation. This is followed by a 5,000 word discussion on the current state of play within research on the specific area. Chapters contain case-studies and illustrative materials from Europe, North America, Australasia and beyond. Each chapter concludes with annotated notes, which guide the student-reader in terms of future study.
With a preface by Denis McQuail, contributors include Janet McCabe, John Corner, David Croteau, William Hoynes, Natalie Fenton, Jenny Kitzinger, Jeroen de Kloet, Liesbet van Zoonen, Sonia Livingstone and Greg Philo.
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Structure Strategy and Debates
3 Mass Media and New Media Technologies
4 Unravelling the Web of Discourse Analysis
A Comparison of Approaches
6 Framing and Frame Analysis
Ethnicity and Race
10 Proximity and Scope as News Values
11 Text and Textual Analysis
12 Analyzing Fictional Television Genres
Young Peoples Media at Home
14 Fan Culture Performing Difference
15 Community Media and the Public Sphere
16 Media and Diaspora
9 Media Power and Political Culture