A Handbook of Media and Communication Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies

Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134590008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 396

A Handbook of Media and Communications Research presents qualitative as well as quantitative approaches to the analysis and interpretation of media, covering perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. The Handbook offers a comprehensive review of earlier research and a set of guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out studies of media in different social and cultural contexts. Divided into sections on the history, systematics and pragmatics of research, and written by internationally acknowledged specialists in each area, the Handbook will be a standard reference work for students and researchers.

Medicine as Culture

Illness, Disease and the Body

Author: Deborah Lupton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446258637

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 1492

Lupton's newest edition of Medicine as Culture is more relevant than ever. Trudy Rudge, Professor of Nursing, University of Sydney A welcome update of a text that has become a mainstay of the medical sociologist's library. Alan Radley, Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology, Loughborough University Medicine as Culture introduces students to a broad range of cross-disciplinary theoretical perspectives, using examples that emphasize bodies and visual images. Lupton's core contrast between lay perspectives on illness and medical power is a useful beginning point for courses teaching health and illness from a socio-cultural perspective. Arthur Frank, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary Medicine as Culture is unlike any other sociological text on health and medicine. It combines perspectives drawn from a wide variety of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, social history, cultural geography, and media and cultural studies. The book explores the ways in which medicine and health care are sociocultural constructions, ranging from popular media and elite cultural representations of illness to the power dynamics of the doctor-patient relationship. The Third Edition has been updated to cover new areas of interest, including: - studies of space and place in relation to the body - actor-network theory as it is applied in research related to medicine - The internet and social media and how they contribute to lay health knowledge and patient support - complementary and alternative medicine - obesity and fat politics. Contextualising introductions and discussion points in every chapter makes Medicine as Culture, Third Edition a rigorous yet accessible text for students. Deborah Lupton is an independent sociologist and Honorary Associate in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney.


Hinter den Kulissen der Auslandsberichterstattung. Eine Ethnographie

Author: Angela Dreßler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign correspondents

Page: 266

View: 1104


Construction of the Viewer

Media Ethnography and the Anthropology of Audiences

Author: Peter Ian Crawford,Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson

Publisher: Left Coast Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

View: 7975

In this volume, containing both general theoretical work and more specific case studies, the ethnographers and cinema specialists exchange concepts and ideas for the first time a substantial contribution to our understanding of audiences.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communication

Page: N.A

View: 6613


Qualitative communication research methods

Author: Thomas R. Lindlof

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

View: 5589

This text explains the methods, conceptual sources, and standards of qualitative inquiry for communication students. It provides a comprehensive treatment of the full range of qualitative communication research and offers an up-to-date review of the best work being done in the area, with examples of published work in the field to illustrate how studies are designed, carried out, written, evaluated and applied to theory.

Virtual methods

issues in social research on the Internet

Author: Christine Hine

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781845200848

Category: Computers

Page: 242

View: 6758

Social researchers can hardly afford to ignore the Internet, as it becomes an intrinsic part of everyday life. This new site of social interactions is begging to be researched and explored. At the same time it can be a moral minefield and a quality control nightmare even for researchers skilled in established methods. Please note that images or diagrams have been excluded from this text due to copyright restrictions.

Spaces of intercultural communication

an interdisciplinary introduction to communication, culture, and globalizing/localizing identities

Author: Rico Lie

Publisher: Hampton Pr


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

View: 3474

This volume explores spaces where cultures meet and mix in entangles, flows and levels of globality and locality. It contributes to our understanding of the complex processes of communications across and beyond borders and provides an introduction to intercultural/international communication.

Asian Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asia

Page: N.A

View: 5372


The Reception of Religious Television

Social Semeiology Applied to an Empirical Case Study

Author: Alf Linderman

Publisher: Coronet Books Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 3685


Living with the Rubbish Queen

Telenovelas, Culture and Modernity in Brazil

Author: Thomas Tufte

Publisher: John Libbey & Company Limited


Category: Art

Page: 277

View: 2880

An examination of the role of telenovelas -- a Latin American sister to the Western soap opera -- this book looks at their impact on the everyday lives of Latin American audiences. It seeks to explain telenovelas' cultural and commercial success; the meanings, identities, and social actions articulated through watching telenovelas; and how audiences -- often first- or second-generation migrants in the huge cities of Latin America -- use telenovelas in coping with urban life and modernity.

Ögonblicket - det förvandlande

en religionspsykologisk studie av en livsavgörande gudsupplevelse i Gunnar Edmans liv

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789155438081

Category: Religion and sociology

Page: 237

View: 5591


Representing Resistance

Media, Civil Disobedience, and the Global Justice Movement

Author: Andy Opel,Donnalyn Pompper

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780313323850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 7750

Sixteen contributions from North American and European scholars examine the intersection of the media and the Global Justice Movement. Essays in the first section examine practices and strategies employed by protesters to gain media attention and overcome institutional barriers to public participati

Research Paradigms, Television, and Social Behaviour

Author: Joy Keiko Asamen,Gordon L. Berry

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780761906544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

View: 5500

This book provides an understanding of television research from both the quantitative and qualitative perspectives. It systematically analyzes the various research paradigms used in the study of televison, and focuses on the integration of quantitative and qualitative methodologies as a means for understanding the complexities associated with this medium. The information is presented in a straightforward and engaging style, and concrete step-by-step examples of how to conduct major research and evaluation projects are provided.

Television and New Media Audiences

Author: Ellen Seiter

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191584299


Page: 168

View: 8342

Why is talk about television forbidden at certain schools? Why does a mother feel guilty about watching Star Trek in front of her four-year-old child? Why would retired men turn to daytime soap operas for entertainment? Cliches about television mask the complexity of our relationship to media technologies. Through case studies, the author explains what audience research tells us about the uses of technologies in the domestic sphere and the classroom, the relationship between gender and genre, and the varied interpretation of media technologies and media forms. Television and New Media Audiences reviews the most important research on television audiences and recommends the use of ethnographic, longitudinal methods for the study of media consumption and computer use at home as well as in the workplace. The book discusses reactions of audiences to many internationally known television programmes including The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Street Fighter, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, X-Men, Sesame Street, Dallas, Star Trek, The Cosby Show, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, National Geographic, etc.

The Social Semiotics of Mass Communication

Author: Klaus B. Jensen

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 2437

This challenging book offers a broad-ranging, innovative framework for understanding the role of mass media in the social production of meaning. Klaus Bruhn Jensen draws on classic positions on the relations between communications and society [and on recent work in both social sciences and humanities - don't edit this!] In particular, he brings together the traditions of semiotic research on media content, image and discourse with current communication research on the audience as an active participant in the interpretation of mediated messages. Building on a range of traditions in media and cultural studies, he outlines the basis for an integrative, social-semiotic theory of mass communication. Underlying the aut

Doing Media Research

An Introduction

Author: Susanna Hornig Priest

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412960975

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 4397

Comprehensive and comprehensible, Doing Media Research is an accessible introduction to both qualitative and quantitative methods in media communication. Written in a straightforward and engaging style, this text takes the student through media research step-by-step. In order to provide students with a thorough understanding of the purpose and theories behind the various methodological approaches, the text is divided into four distinct sections: Part One lays out the foundations to each approach, Part Two describes the types of research questions and data collection required, Part Three details a range of quantitative approaches, and Part Four examines qualitative methods. Author Susanna Priest concludes with a discussion of special considerations for current media research including the feminist contribution, international and intercultural perspectives and new media technology. She also invites the reader to tackle issues such as ethics, objectivity, and the interpretation of data. Useful exercises are provided at the end of each chapter and there is a glossary which defines key terms and concepts.

Mediating a Foreign Culture

The United States and Germany : Studies in Intercultural Understanding

Author: Lothar Bredella

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823343561

Category: Germany

Page: 167

View: 2075