Critical Terms for Media Studies

Author: W. J. T. Mitchell,Mark B. N. Hansen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226532666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Communications, philosophy, film and video, digital culture: media studies straddles an astounding array of fields and disciplines and produces a vocabulary that is in equal parts rigorous and intuitive. Critical Terms for Media Studies defines, and at times, redefines, what this new and hybrid area aims to do, illuminating the key concepts behind its liveliest debates and most dynamic topics. Part of a larger conversation that engages culture, technology, and politics, this exciting collection of essays explores our most critical language for dealing with the qualities and modes of contemporary media. Edited by two outstanding scholars in the field, W. J. T. Mitchell and Mark B. N. Hansen, the volume features works by a team of distinguished contributors. These essays, commissioned expressly for this volume, are organized into three interrelated groups: “Aesthetics” engages with terms that describe sensory experiences and judgments, “Technology” offers entry into a broad array of technological concepts, and “Society” opens up language describing the systems that allow a medium to function. A compelling reference work for the twenty-first century and the media that form our experience within it, Critical Terms for Media Studies will engage and deepen any reader’s knowledge of one of our most important new fields.
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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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AS Media Studies

The Essential Introduction for WJEC

Author: Antony Bateman,Sarah Casey Benyahia,Claire Mortimer,Peter Wall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415613345

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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This full colour, highly illustrated textbook is designed to support students through their WJEC AS in Media Studies. Individual chapters cover the following key areas: Textual Analysis: Visual, Technical and Audio codes Textual Analysis: Narrative and Genre Codes Approaches to Representation Approaches to Audience Response Case Studies on Representation and Audience: Gender, Age, Ethnicity, Identity, Events and Issues Passing MS1: Media Representations and Receptions Production Work, Evaluation and report Specially designed to be user-friendly, AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC includes activities, key terms, case studies and sample exam questions. It introduces the course, tackles useful approaches to study, key content covered in the specification, and guides the student in approaching and planning the exam and production work through analysis, prompts and activities.
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Media Studies: Institutions, theories, and issues

Author: Pieter Jacobus Fourie

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702156557

Category: Social Science

Page: 638

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This outcomes-based textbook provides comprehensive information on the makeup of media institutions, theories in media studies, and critical issues that face the media today. With this guide media students learn the history of the media and learn how to keep up with the latest trends and developments in broadcasting, printed press, and film. Outlined is how to develop an internal media policy with company mission statements, news, and programming policies. The relationship of the media to the economy, politics, and society and how the media represents race, gender, violence, and terrorism are also discussed.
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Keywords for Media Studies

Author: Laurie Ouellette,Jonathan Gray

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479804231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies Keywords for Media Studies introduces and aims to advance the field of critical media studies by tracing, defining, and problematizing its established and emergent terminology. The book historicizes thinking about media and society, whether that means noting a long history of “new media,” or tracing how understandings of media “power” vary across time periods and knowledge formations. Bringing together an impressive group of established scholars from television studies, film studies, sound studies, games studies, and more, each of the 65 essays in the volume focuses on a critical concept, from “fan” to “industry,” and “celebrity” to “surveillance.” Keywords for Media Studies is an essential tool that introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies. Visit keywords.nyupress.org for online essays, teaching resources, and more.
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Media Studies: Media history, media and society

Author: Pieter J. Fourie

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702176920

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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While examining exactly who owns the media and who produces the media, this text manages to encompass the systematic, critical, and analytical media in all its forms and concludes that the media is one of the most important generators and disseminators of meaning in contemporary society. Investigating the power relationships between the media and politics, culture, economy, society, and above all, democracy, this resource is well-suited for anyone with an interest in the modern role of media in society.
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Mass Communications and Media Studies

An Introduction

Author: Peyton Paxson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501329952

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Mass Communications and Media Studies: An Introduction, 2nd edition is a comprehensive yet concise survey of the history of mass communication media, discussing the current state of each medium, and anticipating the future of mass media. Divided into twelve chapters, it can be used in either 16-week semesters or 12-week terms. Retaining the successful organization of the 1st edition, Peyton Paxson writes in an accessible and well-organized manner, catering to both the needs of students and instructors. He begins each chapter with a list of the current issues and trends concerning the chapter's topic, followed by a brief history of that topic, its current state, predictions for the future, an assessment of career opportunities, and discussion questions for critical thinking. More than just updating statistical data, the 2nd edition weaves in discussions of relevant contemporary issues, including crowdsourcing, going 'viral', interactive advertising, tv industry consolidation, 'the internet of things', conflicting ideas of net neutrality and their continuing implications in a more-connected world.
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Media Studies

Key Issues and Debates

Author: Eoin Devereux

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446232705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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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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Media Studies

Media History, Media and Society

Author: Pieter J. Fourie

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702176753

Category: Social Science

Page: 514

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Exploring the media as an institution, this volume also introduces the topics of media regulation and content. The nature of communications policy is explained, following overviews of internal and external media regulation. Strategic ways of managing the media are discussed in addition to the guide's analysis of the ways that media presents issues of identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, the environment, AIDS, and terrorism.
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Gender Media Studies

Eine Einführung

Author: Margreth Lünenborg,Tanja Maier

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825238725

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Klassische Medien wie Rundfunk, Film und Fernsehen sind ebenso wie die „Neuen Medien“ Internet oder Computerspiele längst Gegenstand der Geschlechterforschung. Dieses Lehrbuch macht mit Begriffen, Theorien und Problemen des Feldes vertraut und befähigt Studierende, dies auf aktuelle Phänomene anzuwenden. Die Autorinnen stellen theoretische Modelle der Geschlechterforschung vor und beschreiben ihre Anwendung in der Medienforschung. Zentrale Begriffe werden erläutert und Fragen zur methodischen Anlage von Gender Media Studies diskutiert. Zahlreiche Fallbeispiele verdeutlichen den spezifischen Ertrag der Geschlechterforschung für die Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften. Zugleich liefern sie Material, um die konkrete Umsetzung von Forschungsfragen in eigene empirische Arbeiten zu erproben. Wie wandeln sich Geschlechterverhältnisse in Journalismus und PR? Wie lassen sich Medientexte in Zeitung, Fernsehen oder Internet analysieren? Das Buch integriert sowohl sozial- als auch kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven zum Verständnis von Geschlecht im gesamten Spektrum der Medienkommunikation.
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Qualitative Research Methods for Media Studies

Author: Bonnie Brennen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415890217

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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This book introduces the essential qualitative methods used in media research, with an emphasis on integrating theory with practice. Each method is introduced through step-by-step instruction on conducting research and interpreting research findings, alongside in-depth discussions of the historical, cultural, and theoretical context of the particular method and case studies drawn from published scholarship. This text is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to qualitative methods, ideal for media and mass communication research courses.
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Feminist Media Studies

Author: Liesbet van Zoonen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446240007

Category:

Page: 208

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Feminists have long recognized the significance of the media as a site for the expression of - or challenges to - existing constructions of gender. In this broad-ranging analysis, Liesbet van Zoonen explores the ways in which feminist theory and research contribute to the fuller understanding of the multiple roles of the media in the construction of gender in contemporary societies. The text initially outlines some major themes in feminist media studies and the ways in which they offer specific models for understanding the media. The author goes on to examine the key questions posed by a gendered approach within communication and cultural studies. Issues explored include: theories of transmission, representation, construction and discourse; the structures of media organization and production; the analysis of media representations through content analysis and semiotics; the contradictions of the gendered image as spectacle; new approaches to understanding the audience and the politics of media reception; and the potential of feminist and interpretive research strategies.
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Media Studies

The Essential Resource

Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia,Abigail Gardner,Philip Rayner,Senior Lecturer and Chair of Media Communications Philip Rayner,Peter Wall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134436424

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A unique collection of resources for all those studying the media at university and pre-university level, this book brings together a wide array of material including advertisements, political cartoons and academic articles, with supporting commentary and explanation to clarify their importance to Media Studies. In addition, activities and further reading and research are suggested to help kick start students' autonomy. The book is organized around three main sections: Reading the Media, Audiences and Institutions, and is edited by the same teachers and examiners who brought us the hugely successful AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction. This is an ideal companion or standalone sourcebook to help students engage critically with media texts - its key features include: further reading suggestions a comprehensive bibliography a list of web resources.
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Media Studies

Texts, Production, Context

Author: Paul Long

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317860772

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the various approaches in the field. From outlining what media studies is to encouraging active engagement in research and analysis, this book advocates media study as a participatory process and provides a framework and set of skills to help you develop critical thinking. Updated to reflect the changing media environment, Media Studies retains the highly praised approach and style of the first edition. Key Features: Five sections - media texts and meanings; producing media; media audiences; media and social contexts; histography - examine approaches to the field including new and web media, traditional print and broadcast media, popular music, computer games, photography, and film. An international perspective allows you to view media in a global context. Examines media audiences as consumers, listeners, readerships and members of communities. Guidance on analytical tools - language, a range of theories and analytical techniques - to give you the confidence to navigate, research and make sense of the field. New for the second edition: New case studies including Google, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, the life of a freelance journalist, phone hacking at News International, and collaborative journalism. 'New Media, New Media Studies' is an additional feature, which brings into focus ways of thinking about new media forms. Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 2nd Edition will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies, film studies, the sociology of the media, popular culture and other related subjects.
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The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies

Author: John D. H. Downing,Denis McQuail,Philip Schlesinger,Ellen Wartella

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452206643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies examines the theories, practices, and future of this fast-growing field. Editor John Downing and associate editors Denis McQuail, Philip Schlesinger, and Ellen Wartella have brought together a team of international contributors to provide a varied critical analysis of this intensely interesting field of study. The Handbook offers a comprehensive review within five interconnected areas: humanistic and social scientific approaches; global and comparative perspectives; the relation of media to economy and power; media users; and elements in the media mosaic ranging from popular music to digital technologies, from media ethics to advertising, and from Hollywood and Bollywood to alternative media.
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Media Studies

A Reader

Author: Sue Thornham,Caroline Bassett,Paul Marris

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814796265

Category: Social Science

Page: 894

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Why are some people more capable than others? What are the reasons for someone gaining unusual abilities or special expertise, or being especially creative? What has to happen in order for a young person to become a child prodigy or genius? How can we help today's children to reach high levels of ability, and to shine in the arts or the sciences, in sports or games, or to excel in other fields of expertise? The Psychology of High Abilities explains how, when, and why people acquire such special expertise, and illuminates ways to make it possible for larger numbers of young people to extend their capabilities. Examining how and why people differ in their capabilities, it investigates the actual causes underlying impressive accomplishments and achievements. The volume reveals the kinds of influences that contribute to high abilities and provides practical insights into the most effective ways for extending the abilities of young people and creating higher levels of expertise.
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A Companion to Media Studies

Author: Angharad N. Valdivia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405171952

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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A Companion to Media Studies is a comprehensive collectionthat brings together new writings by an international team toprovide an overview of the theories and methodologies that haveproduced this most interdisciplinary of fields. Tackles a variety of central concepts and controversies,organized into six areas of study: foundations, production, mediacontent, media audiences, effects, and futures Provides an accessible point of entry into this expansive andinterdisciplinary field Includes the writings of renowned media scholars, includingMcQuail, Schiller, Gallagher, Wartella, and Bryant Now available in paperback for the course market.
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Media Studies 2.0

Author: William Merrin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136186077

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Media Studies 2.0 offers an exploration of the digital revolution and its consequences for media and communication studies, arguing that the new era requires an upgraded discipline: a media studies 2.0. The book traces the history of mass-media and computing, exploring their merger at the end of the twenty-century and the material, ecological, cultural and personal elements of this digital transformation. It considers the history of media and communication studies, arguing that the academic discipline was a product of the analogue, broadcast-era, emerging in the early twentieth century as a response to the success of newspapers, radio and cinema and reflecting that era back in its organisation, themes and concepts. Digitalisation, however, takes us beyond this analogue era (media studies 1.0) into a new, post-broadcast era. Merrin argues that the digital-era demands an upgraded academic discipline: one reflecting the real media life of its students and teaching the key skills needed by the twenty-first century user. Media 2.0 demand a media studies 2.0 This original and critical overview of contemporary developments within media studies is ideal for general students of media and communication, as well as those specifically studying new and digital media.
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Media Studies

An Introduction

Author: Robert Kolker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405155604

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Media Studies is a comprehensive text for introductory and advanced courses in the growing field of media studies, integrating history with close textual analysis in a concise, readable style. Explores the growing synergies between print and online journalism, and the growth of independent journalism through blogging Discusses the ways advertising is connected to print and screen, economically and from the perspective of the reader Gives students the analytical skills they need in a presentation that is readable without sacrificing complexity Allows students to move within the media they know while increasing comprehension
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AS Media Studies

The Essential Introduction

Author: Philip Rayner,Peter Wall,Stephen Kruger

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415329668

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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In full colour throughout and featuring new case studies, this fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling AS Media Studies: covers all aspects of Media Studies for students of the AS and A-level media syllabus. The authors, who are experienced teachers and examiners, introduce students step-by-step to the skills of reading media texts, and address key areas such as media technologies, media institutions and media audiences. Individual chapters cover: introduction to studying the media study skills reading media texts media institutions audiences and the media case studies of newspapers, television programmes, and films research and how to do it preparing for exams coursework and production guide. AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction gives students the confidence to tackle every part of an introductory media course. Its key features include: activities for the classroom practical assignments for individual study a glossary of key terms case studies of recent media showing how theoretical ideas can be applied in everyday situations.
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