Bringing together key writings with original textbook material,
the second edition of Media Studies: The Essential
Resource explains central perspectives and concepts within
Media Studies. Readers are introduced to a range of writing on
media topics promoting an understanding of the subject from both
contemporary and historical perspectives.
The text is split into three parts covering Analysis and
Perspectives, Media Audiences and Ecologies and
Creativities. The key areas of study are discussed, with
accessible readings from essential theoretical texts and fully
supported with an author commentary. Theoretical perspectives are
used to analyse contemporary media forms and activities direct
students to interrogate readings further and apply their
Encouraging critical and analytical study, Media Studies:
The Essential Resource helps students to understand the main
theories and theorists within Media Studies.