Media Sociology: A Reappraisal

by Silvio Waisbord

Wiley | May 12, 2014 | Hardcover

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Where is sociology in contemporary media studies? How do sociological questions and arguments shape media analysis? These are the questions addressed in this timely collection on media sociology.

Sociology was fundamental in defining the analytical boundaries of early media studies, from the study of news and communities to media effects and public opinion, in the first half of the last century. Since then, media sociology has experienced significant changes that have led to new theoretical questions and thematic priorities.

This book aims to reassess the past and present relationship between media studies and sociology. With original contributions from leading scholars, Media Sociology: A Reappraisal examines the significance of sociology for the study of media economics, industries, news, audiences, journalism, and digital technologies, and the links between media and race, gender, and class. As a whole, this much-needed volume takes a retrospective view to trace the evolution of media sociology and assess current research directions.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.25 × 6.3 × 1.15 in

Published: May 12, 2014

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0745670555

ISBN - 13: 9780745670553

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Media Sociology: A Reappraisal

by Silvio Waisbord

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.25 × 6.3 × 1.15 in

Published: May 12, 2014

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0745670555

ISBN - 13: 9780745670553

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction: Reappraising Media Sociology              Silvio Waisbord Part I Media, Institutions, and Politics   1 Strategy Follows Structure: A Media Sociology Manifesto    Rodney Benson 2 Linking Media Sociology to Political Development in Trans-Legislative Democracies    Michael Schudson     3 Back to the Future? The Sociology of News and Journalism from Black and White to the   Digital Age    Howard Tumber Part II Media Industries and Audiences 4 Agency, Social Interaction, and Audience Studies    Richard Butsch 5 Media Industry Sociology: Mainstream, Critical, and Cultural Perspectives    Timothy Havens 6 The Political Economy of Media Work and Watching    Toby Miller     Part III Media representations 7 When Media Representation Met Sociology    Shani Orgad     8 Too Little But Not Too Late: Sociological Contributions to Feminist Media Studies    Laura Grindstaff and Andrea Press 9 Media Sociology and the Study of Race    Ronald N. Jacobs Part IV Digital Technologies, Self, and Society 10 Digital Media Technology and the Spirit of the New Capitalism: What Future for “Aesthetic Critique”?    Graeme Kirkpatrick 11 Mobile Communication and Mediated Interpersonal Communication    Rich Ling 12 Sociology and the Socially Mediat
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Where is sociology in contemporary media studies? How do sociological questions and arguments shape media analysis? These are the questions addressed in this timely collection on media sociology.

Sociology was fundamental in defining the analytical boundaries of early media studies, from the study of news and communities to media effects and public opinion, in the first half of the last century. Since then, media sociology has experienced significant changes that have led to new theoretical questions and thematic priorities.

This book aims to reassess the past and present relationship between media studies and sociology. With original contributions from leading scholars, Media Sociology: A Reappraisal examines the significance of sociology for the study of media economics, industries, news, audiences, journalism, and digital technologies, and the links between media and race, gender, and class. As a whole, this much-needed volume takes a retrospective view to trace the evolution of media sociology and assess current research directions.
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