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Media/Society - International Student Edition

Media/Society - International Student Edition
Technology, Industries, Content, and Users

Sixth Edition

February 2019 | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing a framework for understanding the relationship between media and society, this updated Sixth Edition of Media/Society helps students develop the skills they need to critically evaluate both conventional wisdom and their own assumptions about the social role of the media.

The book retains its acclaimed sociological framework but now includes additional discussions of new research and up-to-date coverage of today’s rapidly changing media landscape. Now featuring streamlined content and a more engaging narrative, this edition offers expanded discussions of the “new media” world, including digitization, the internet, the spread of mobile media devices, the role of user-generated content, the potential social impact of new media on society, and new media’s effect on traditional media outlets.
Chapter 1. Media/ Society in a Digital World
Chapter 2. The Evolution of Media Technology
Chapter 3. The Economies of the Media Industry
Chapter 4. Political Influence on Media
Chapter 5. Media Organisations and Professionals
Chapter 6. Media and Ideology
Chapter 7. Social Inequality and Media Representation
Chapter 8. Audiences and Creators
Chapter 9. Media Influence
Chapter 10. Globalization and the Future of Media
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ISBN: 9781506390789