Mediascapes: New Patterns In Canadian Communication

Paperback | January 25, 2013

byLeslie Regan Shade

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Now in its fourth edition, Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication provides students with a comprehensive introduction to mass communication in Canada. This edition has been completely refreshed with new material by top scholars working on the most current issues in communications research. The text takes an issues-oriented approach and follows the general outline of the introductory course: history and theory; audiences and the cultural marketplace; media ownership; and new media. Each section begins with an introduction by editor Leslie Regan Shade in order to contextualize the exciting and engaging content for students.

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Now in its fourth edition, Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication provides students with a comprehensive introduction to mass communication in Canada. This edition has been completely refreshed with new material by top scholars working on the most current issues in communications research. The text takes an issues-oriente...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.19 × 7.25 × 1 inPublished:January 25, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176508643

ISBN - 13:9780176508647

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Part One: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Canadian Communication StudiesChapter 1: Considering Critical Communication Studies in Canada - Sheryl N. Hamilton, Carleton UniversityChapter 2: Doing Media Studies - Mark Lipton, University of GuelphChapter 3: Postcolonialism and Communication Studies - Amin Alhassan, University for Development Studies, GhanaChapter 4: Beyond the F-Word: A Constellation of Feminist Concepts for Media Researchers - Kim Sawchuk, Concordia UniversityPart Two: Media Regulation and Policies in CanadaChapter 5: Power and Politics at the CRTC: The Recent Past and Uncertain Future of Canada's Communications Regulator - Jeremy Shtern, University of Ottawa; Sylvia Blake, Simon Fraser UniversityChapter 6: Canadian Cultural Policy in the Age of Media Abundance: Old Challenges, New Technologies - Ira Wagman, Carleton University; Ezra Winton, Carleton UniversityChapter 7: Audiences Are Key - Phillip Savage, McMaster UniversityChapter 8: Advertising in Canada - Russell Johnston, Brock UniversityPart Three: Media InstitutionsChapter 9: Media Ownership, Public Participation, and Democracy in the Canadian Mediascape - Leslie Regan Shade, University of Toronto; Michael Lithgow, Carleton UniversityChapter 10: Making a Mockery of Canadian Cinema: Interpreting the Rise of Mockumentary - Zoë Druick, Simon Fraser UniversityChapter 11: Flack Attack: The "Problem" of Public Relations - Josh Greenberg, Carleton UniversityChapter 12: The Canadian Video Game Industry - Mia Consalvo, Concordia UniversityPart Four: Social MediaChapter 13: Social Media, Commodification, and Surveillance - Kenneth C. Werbin, Wilfrid Laurier UniversityChapter 14: Reconceptualizing Mobilities and Remediating the Mob - Judith Nicholson, Wilfrid Laurier UniversityChapter 15: Privacy in a Networked Environment - Valerie Steeves, University of OttawaChapter 16: The System of Copyright - Meera Nair, The Hebrew University of JerusalemPart Five: Media DiversityChapter 17: Media on the Margins? Alternative Media in Canada - David Skinner, York UniversityChapter 18: Canadian First Peoples' Mediascapes: Reframing a Snapshot with Three Corners - Lorna Roth, Concordia UniversityChapter 19: The Colour of Difference: Race, Diversity, and Journalism in Canada - Faiza Hirji, McMaster UniversityChapter 20: From the Top Drawer to the Bottom Line: The Commodification of Children's Culture - Natalie Coulter, York University