Understanding Media Studies

Paperback | November 1, 2009

byTony Schirato, Angi Buettner, Thierry Jutel

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The mass media and popular culture mediate the world for us by providing the images, information, stories, templates and categories we use to see and understand everything around us. Understanding Media Studies is a lively and thought-provoking text that looks at how and why the field of themedia has taken on such a central role in contemporary society and culture. Using an up to date framework and current examples, this book guides students from square one to a complex understanding of the key concepts of media analysis. Focussing on the relations between the media and its audiences and users, the book examines the forms of address, strategies, literacies and practices that characterise those relations. The authors have used recurrent case studies across the chapters to illustrate different concepts, helpingstudents to view forms of media in a number of contexts.

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The mass media and popular culture mediate the world for us by providing the images, information, stories, templates and categories we use to see and understand everything around us. Understanding Media Studies is a lively and thought-provoking text that looks at how and why the field of themedia has taken on such a central role in con...

Tony Schirato is an Associate Professor in Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Angi Buettner is a Lecturer in Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Thierry Jutel is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director in Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. Geoff Stahl is a Lecturer in Media Studies, Victori...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.65 × 7.48 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195565495

ISBN - 13:9780195565492

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Table of Contents

1. History of Media and Technology2. Analysing the Media: Theories, Concepts and Techniques3. Subjectivity and the Media4. The Field of the Media5. Media Audiences6. Media and the Public Sphere7. The Media as Spectacle8. Networks and Data9. Media Literacy and Everyday LifeGlossaryBibliography