The Media and Social Theory

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The Media and Social Theory

Media studies needs richer and livelier intellectual resources. This book brings together major and emerging international media analysts to consider key processes of media change, using a number of critical perspectives. Case studies range from reality television to professional journalism, from blogging to control of copyright, from social networking sites to indigenous media, in Europe, North America, Asia and elsewhere. Among the theoretical approaches and issues addressed are: critical realism post-structuralist approaches to media and culture Pierre Bourdieu and field theory public sphere theory – including post-Habermasian versions actor network theory Marxist and post-Marxist theories, including contemporary critical theory theories of democracy, antagonism and difference. This volume is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers of cultural studies, media studies and social theory.

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The Media and Social Theory
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: David Hesmondhalgh, Jason Toynbee
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-21 - Publisher: Routledge

Media studies needs richer and livelier intellectual resources. This book brings together major and emerging international media analysts to consider key processes of media change, using a number of critical perspectives. Case studies range from reality television to professional journalism, from blogging to control of copyright, from social networking sites
Mediating Politics: Newspapers, Radio, Television And The Internet
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Washbourne, Neil
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

The book explores the complex interconnections between media, political organisation and society. This is particularly important in a period when politics seems to be in crisis. This 'crisis' can be seen in problems of trust affecting political institutions and politicians, the apparently widespread political cynicism and apathy of audiences and
Localizing the Internet
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: John Postill
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-30 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

Internet activism is playing a crucial role in the democratic reform happening across many parts of Southeast Asia. Focusing on Subang Jaya, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, this study offers an in-depth examination of the workings of the Internet at the local level. In fact, Subang Jaya is regarded as
Media Discourse
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Mary Talbot
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-15 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This lively and accessible study of media and discourse combines theoretical reflection with empirical engagement, and brings together insights from a range of disciplines. Within media and cultural studies, the study of media texts is dominated by an exclusive focus on representation. This book adds long overdue attention to social
Smart Living
Language: en
Pages: 169
Authors: Tania Lewis
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Peter Lang

What do the Fab Five from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the Supernanny and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver all have in common? Lifestyle gurus are increasingly intruding on everyday life, directing ordinary people to see themselves as «projects» that can be «made over» through embracing an ethos of relentless