Media and Society

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byMichael OShaughnessy, Jane Stadler

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Media and Society examines the role of the media in contemporary society and analyses representations of the world found in advertisements, film, television, photographs and language. It clearly presents theoretical approaches and includes many examples, definitions, issues questions andexplanations to aid students' understanding.

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Media and Society examines the role of the media in contemporary society and analyses representations of the world found in advertisements, film, television, photographs and language. It clearly presents theoretical approaches and includes many examples, definitions, issues questions andexplanations to aid students' understanding.

Michael O'Shaughnessy taught film and media studies for twenty years in UK and Australian universities. Jane Stadler is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, University of Queensland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pagesPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part 1: Getting Ready: The Media and Media Studies1. Defining the Media2. Media Studies3. What Do the Media Do to Us? Media and Society4. What's in a Name? Language and the Social Construction of Reality5. Mediation and Representation7. New Media and Technological DevelopmentPart 2: Pictures: Semiotic Analysis8. Semiology9. Reading Images and Advertisements10. Model Essay: Semiotic Analysis of an AdvertisementPart 3: Making Sense: Discourse, Ideology, and Hegemony11. Defining Discourse and Ideology12. Where Are Discourses and Ideologies Found?13. Dominant Ideology and Hegemony14. Culture Jamming and Counter-hegemonyPart 4: Stories: Approaches for Narrative Analysis15. Genres, Codes, and Conventions16. The Language of Film: American Beauty17. Narrative Structure and Binary Oppositions18. Documentary and Reality TV19. Why Stories?Part 5: Media and Identity: Representation, Impact, and Influence20. Feminism, Postfeminism, and Ideologies of Femininity21. Ideologies and Discourses of Masculinity22. Ethnicity, Ideology, and the MediaPart 6: But they Keep Moving the Posts: Postmodern and Global Perspectives23. Stars and Celebrities24. Postmodernism25. Globalisation