Media Culture and Society : An Introduction, Paperback

Media Culture and Society : An Introduction Paperback


'In his beautifully balanced, clear and broad-ranging account of a fast-changing field, Paul Hodkinson has successfully brought together myriad perspectives with which to critically analyse today's media culture and media society' - Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Media & communication, LSE Clearly organized, systematic and combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting edge developments, this book provides a 'must have' contribution to media and communication studies.

The text is organized into three distinctive parts, which fall neatly into research and teaching requirements: Elements of the Media (which covers media technologies, the organization of the media industry, media content and media users); Media, Power and Control (which addresses questions of the media and manipulation, the construction of news, public service broadcasting, censorship, commercialization); and Media, Identity and Culture (which covers issues of the media and ethnicity, gender, subcultures, audiences and fans). The book is notable for: / Logical and coherent organization / Clarity of expression / Use of relevant examples / Fair minded criticism / Zestful powers of analysis It has all of the qualities to be adopted as core introductory text in the large and buoyant field of media and communication studies.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9781412920537



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