Media and Society

Paperback | November 6, 2016

byMichael OShaughnessy, Jane Stadler, Sarah Casey

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Media and Society explores the relationship between the media, their institutions and the world we live in, examining how they are connected and how society and the media affect each other. The book analyses representations of the world found in films, television, advertisements, news andonline to understand the impact of the media in the contemporary world. The sixth edition explores several themes throughout the text, including the contradictory nature of the media and the psychological concerns of the media, to provide clear explanations of complex theories and ideas.

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Media and Society explores the relationship between the media, their institutions and the world we live in, examining how they are connected and how society and the media affect each other. The book analyses representations of the world found in films, television, advertisements, news andonline to understand the impact of the media in ...

Michael O'Shaughnessy is formerly School of Media and Communications at Edith Cowan University. Jane Stadler is Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies at the University of Queensland. Sarah Casey is in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.76 × 8.03 × 0.07 inPublished:November 6, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part 1: Getting Ready: The Media1. 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 Representation6. Texts, Meanings and Audiences7. 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. Discourse and Ideology12. Dominant Ideology and Hegemony13. Culture Jamming and Counter-hegemonyPart 4: Stories: Approaches for Narrative Analysis14. Genres, Codes and Conventions15. The Language of Film: American Beauty16. Narrative Structure and Binary Oppositions17. Digital Television and Interactive Narratives18. Documentary and Reality TV19. Why Stories?Part 5: Media and Identity: Representation, Impact and Influence20. Feminism, Post-feminism and Ideology of Femininity21. Ideologies and Discourses of Masculinity22. Ethnicity, Ideology and the Media23. Stars and CelebritiesPart 6: But They Keep Moving the Posts: Postmodern and Global Perspectives24. Postmodernism25. Globalisation