Media Studies

The Basics

Author: Julian McDougall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041568126X

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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There have been seismic shifts in what constitutes (the) media in recent years with technological advances ushering in whole new categories of producers, consumers and modes of delivery. This has been reflected in the way media is studied with new theories, concepts and practices coming to the fore. Media Studies: The Basics is the ideal guide to this changing landscape and addresses core questions including: Who, or what, is the media? What are the key terms and concepts used in analysing media? Where have been the impacts of the globalization of media? How, and by whom, is media made in the 21st century? Featuring contemporary case studies from around the world, a glossary and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal introduction to media studies today.
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Cultural Studies - The Basics

Author: Jeff Lewis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761963257

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

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`To say that the scope of the book's coverage is wide-ranging would be an under-statement. Few texts come to mind that have attempted such a thorough overview of the central tenets of cultural studies' - Stuart Allan, University of West of England This is a book for anyone who wants an unfussy, authoritative critical introduction to Cultural Studies. It equips you with all that you need to know about theories of cultural studies: what they say, how they differ from one another and what are the strengths and weaknesses of each position. It provides biographical information on major theorists plus assessments of key texts. Unlike other competing books in the field, Cultural Studies - The Basics demonstrates what a Cultural Studies approach can do to illuminate basic areas of contemporary culture. Included are chapters on: - Feminism - The Body - Cultural Space - Communications Technology - Cultural Policy - Language and Culture. The book is designed to be used and read by students who face the pressures of essay dead-lines, examinations and dissertations. Above all it approaches Cultural Studies as something that needs to be used as well as studied.
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Television Studies: The Basics

Author: Toby Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136988866

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Television Studies: The Basics is a lively introduction to the study of a powerful medium. It examines the major theories and debates surrounding production and reception over the years and considers both the role and future of television. Topics covered include: broadcasting history and technology institutions and ownership genre and content audiences Complete with global case studies, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading, this is an invaluable and engaging resource for those interested in how to study television.
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Body Studies: The Basics

Author: Niall Richardson,Adam Locks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317692616

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological body, cutting across disciplines to cover topics which include: Nature vs. Culture: how we ‘build’ and transform our bodies Conformity and resistance in bodily practice Issues of body image – beauty, diet, exercise and age Sporting bodies and the pursuit of ideals Enfreakment, disability and monstrosity Cyborgs and virtual online bodies With further reading signposted throughout, this accessible book is essential reading for anyone studying the body through the lens of sociology, cultural studies, sports studies, media studies and gender studies; and all those with an interest in how the physical body can be a social construct.
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Journalism Studies: The Basics

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136288481

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Journalism Studies: The Basics provides an introductory overview of the emerging field of Journalism Studies, discussing key issues and contemporary debates. Drawing on Conboy’s extensive experience in the field, the changing nature of journalism and its future directions are addressed, through chapters covering: the history and development of Journalism Studies how journalists are created through training and education changing research methods and processes in journalism the impact of the ‘end product’ in wider society global perspectives on journalism technology and the future of the discipline. Situated within a fast growing and dynamic field of study, this engaging introduction will be valuable reading for students of journalism, media and communication, along with those seeking to develop a broader understanding of contemporary journalism.
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Cultural Studies

The Basics

Author: Jeff Lewis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412922291

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

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Second edition of this extremely popular and heavily adopted undergraduate Cultural Studies text.
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Film Studies: The Basics

Author: Amy Villarejo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135011761

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 9766

Film Studies: The Basics is a compelling guide to the study of cinema in all its forms. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent scholarship, the latest developments in the industry and the explosive impact of new technologies. Core topics covered include: The history, technology and art of cinema Theories of stardom, genre and film-making The movie industry from Hollywood to Bollywood Who does what on a film set Complete with film stills, end-of-chapter summaries and a substantial glossary, Film Studies: The Basics is the ideal introduction to those new to the study of cinema.
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Journalism Studies

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041558793X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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Journalism Studies: The Basics provides an introductory overview of the emerging field of Journalism Studies, discussing key issues and contemporary debates. Drawing on Conboy's extensive experience in the field, the changing nature of journalism and its future directions are addressed, through chapters covering: the history and development of Journalism Studies how journalists are created through training and education changing research methods and processes in journalism the impact of the 'end product' in wider society global perspectives on journalism technology and the future of the discipline. Situated within a fast growing and dynamic field of study, this engaging introduction will be valuable reading for students of journalism, media and communication, along with those seeking to develop a broader understanding of contemporary journalism.
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Film Studies

The Basics

Author: Amy Villarejo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415361392

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 171

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This engaging and accessible introduction explores the intricacies of the film world to show how anyone can gain a broader understanding and a more pleasurable experience of film. Addressing general questions about why and how to study film, topics discussed include: the movie industry, from Hollywood to Bollywood who does what on a film set the history, the technology and the art of cinema theories of stardom, genre and film-making. Including illustrations and examples from an international range of films drawn from over a century of movie-making and a glossary of terms for ease of reference, Film Studies: The Basics is a must-have guide for any film student or fan.
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Television Studies

The Basics

Author: Toby Miller

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415774233

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

View: 7967

Television Studies: The Basics is a lively introduction to the study of a powerful medium. It examines the major theories and debates surrounding production and reception over the years and considers both the role and future of television. Topics covered include: broadcasting history and technology institutions and ownership genre and content audiences Complete with global case studies, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading, this is an invaluable and engaging resource for those interested in how to study television.
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Media Studies: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: Joanne Hollows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473618991

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 6101

Written by an academic and researcher with over twenty years' experience in teaching and convening Media Studies courses, Media Studies: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like case studies, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Media Studies is taught on many university courses. Chapters include essential coverage of the history, organization and production of the media industries, and regulation of the media. The analysis of media texts is covered in detail, as are the issues of identity and gender, the idea of globalization and the shifting face of social media in its many contexts.
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The Basics of Communication

A Relational Perspective

Author: Steve Duck,David T. McMahan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412941539

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Written in a warm and lively style and packed with learning tools, The Basics of Communication: A Relational Perspective offers an engaging look at the inseparable connection between relationships and communication, highlighting the roles that interpersonal connections play in casual discussions as well as in public speaking. This groundbreaking text combines theory and application to introduce students to fundamental communication concepts. It also provides practical instruction on communicating interpersonally, in small groups, and in making effective formal presentations. Authors Steve Duck and David T. McMahan encourage students to think critically about key topics, to link communication theory to their own experiences, and to improve their communication skills in the process.
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Die Kunst des SEO

Author: Eric Enge,Stephan Spencer,Jessie Stricchiola,Rand Fishkin

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3868993754

Category:

Page: 824

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Geballte Expertise von vier namhaften SEO-Profis: Die Kunst des SEO vermitteln das Wissen, das Sie fur Aufbau und Durchfuhrung einer erfolgreichen SEO-Strategie benotigen. Die beschriebenen Methoden reichen dabei von einfachen bis hin zu anspruchsvollen Manahmen. Auch aktuelle Entwicklungen beim Suchmaschinenranking werden einbezogen, so zum Beispiel der Einfluss von Social Media und Nutzerbeteiligung auf die Suchergebnisse. Kurzum: Die Kunst des SEO ist ein umfassendes und fur alle SEO-Profis hochinteressantes Fachbuch. Ausgewahlte Stimmen zur Originalausgabe: "SEO-Expertise ist heute eine Grundvoraussetzung fur erfolgreiches Online-Business. Dieses Buch, das von vier der besten SEO-Praktiker geschrieben wurde, die es gibt, vermittelt alles, was man heute in diesem Bereich wissen muss." Tony Hsieh, CEO von Zappos.com und Autor des Bestsellers Delivering Happiness "Frei von Hype, reich an Fakten und vollgestopft mit Erkenntnissen, die unverzichtbar fur jeden sind, der SEO umfassend verstehen mochte." Seth Godin, Autor von We Are All Weird und anderen Buchern
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Media Studies: Content, audiences, and production

Author: Pieter Jacobus Fourie

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702156564

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

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The second volume of a two-part, outcomes-based series in media studies. It includes theoretical approaches as well as a production section that focuses on basic techniques.
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Media Studies

A Complete Introduction

Author: Joanne Hollows

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473618985

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8522

Written by an academic and researcher with over twenty years' experience in teaching and convening Media Studies courses, Media Studies: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like case studies, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Media Studies is taught on many university courses. Chapters include essential coverage of the history, organization and production of the media industries, and regulation of the media. The analysis of media texts is covered in detail, as are the issues of identity and gender, the idea of globalization and the shifting face of social media in its many contexts.
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The Internet

The Basics

Author: Jason Whittaker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415257466

Category: Computers

Page: 228

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The Internet: The Basics provides a concise and clearly written introduction to the study of the internet. Covering its practical application as a tool for research, as well as issues for communicating and designing for the web, this book also questions the ways in which the internet has changed our cultures, societies and identities. The areas covered in this book include: * the history and development of the internet * how it works * how to use it for research and communication * advice on good design practice for the web * how regulation is changing to deal with the new media, as well as questions of ethics * how the internet is changing our social, political, psychological and economic relations with others. The Internet: The Basics is a non-technical, comprehensive guide to the internet, covering all aspects of the medium and its cultural and practical effects that will be of interest to anyone thinking of studying the subject.
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Museum and Gallery Studies

The Basics

Author: Rhiannon Mason,Alistair Robinson,Emma Coffield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415834544

Category:

Page: 224

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Museum and Gallery Studies: The Basics' is an accessible guide for the student approaching Museum and Gallery Studies for the first time. Taking a global view, it covers the key ideas, approaches and contentious issues in the field. Balancing theory and practice, the book address important questions such as: What are museums and galleries? Who decides which kinds of objects are worthy of collection? What do I need to know about practical care, conservation and collection management? How are museums and galleries funded? What ethical concerns do practitioners need to consider? How is the field of Museum and Gallery Studies developing? Complete with chronologies, glossaries and suggestions for further reading, this user-friendly text is an essential read for anyone entering professions within museums and galleries, or seeking to understand academic debates in the field.
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Public Relations: The Basics

Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135089744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Public Relations: The Basics is a highly readable introduction to one of the most exciting and fast-paced media industries. Both the practice and profession of public relations are explored and the focus is on those issues which will be most relevant to those new to the field: The four key phases of public relations campaigns: research, strategy, tactics and evaluation. History and evolution of public relations. Basic concepts of the profession: ethics, professionalism and theoretical underpinnings. Contemporary international case studies are woven throughout the text ensuring that the book is relevant to a global audience. It also features a glossary and an appendix on first steps towards a career in public relations making this the book the ideal starting point for anyone new to the study of public relations.
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Media Studies

The Essential Resource

Author: Philip Rayner,Peter Wall,Stephen Kruger

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415291736

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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This text is a comprehensive collection of primary source material for those studying the media at university and pre-university level. Extracts include a range of texts from academic and non-academic works including journalism and writings on film, television and popular culture.
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The Internet: The Basics

Author: Jason Whittaker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0203647262

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 7497

The Internet: The Basics provides a concise and clearly written introduction to the study of the internet. Covering its practical application as a tool for research, as well as issues for communicating and designing for the web, this book also questions the ways in which the internet has changed our cultures, societies and identities. The areas covered in this book include: * the history and development of the internet * how it works * how to use it for research and communication * advice on good design practice for the web * how regulation is changing to deal with the new media, as well as questions of ethics * how the internet is changing our social, political, psychological and economic relations with others. The Internet: The Basics is a non-technical, comprehensive guide to the internet, covering all aspects of the medium and its cultural and practical effects that will be of interest to anyone thinking of studying the subject.
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