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Questioning the Media
A Critical Introduction

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May 1995 | 544 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The new edition of this successful text has been updated and extensively revised to provide students with an engaging introduction to media studies.

Practical and accessible, Questioning the Media invites readers to be active participants in the process of understanding the importance of the media today. New chapters on media and identity, global media influences, computer-mediated communication, feminist media theories, popular music and news coverage of AIDS enhance the previous collection of original works by distinguished contributors.

With helpful introductions to each section and chapter, this innovative volume offers diverse critical perspectives on media studies, political economy, cultural studies, the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, feminism, audience ethnography and cultural dependency. Students can examine thoroughly topics in mass culture, technology, international communication and more. Throughout the book sophisticated terms and concepts are explained, making this the ideal critical introduction to media studies.

 
PART I: INTRODUCTORY PERSPECTIVES: CULTURE, HISTORY, TECHNOLOGY
Alan O'Connor and John Downing
Culture and Communication
Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi
Forms of Media as Ways of Knowing
Joshua Meyrowitz
Mediating Communication
What Happens?

 
Brian Winston
How Are Media Born and Developed?
 
PART II: MEDIA, POWER AND CONTROL
Edward Herman
Media in the US Political Economy
Cedric J Robinson
Mass Media and the US Presidency
Donna A Demac and John Downing
The Tug-of-War over the First Amendment
América Rodríguez
Control Mechanisms of National News Making
Britain, Canada, Mexico and the United States

 
Denis McQuail
Western European Media
The Mixed Model under Threat

 
Andrew Jakubowicz
Media in Multicultural Nations
Some Comparisons

 
John Downing
Media, Dictatorship and the Reemergence of `Civil Society'
 
PART III: AUDIENCES AND USERS
Ien Ang
The Nature of the Audience
Oscar H Gandy Jr
Tracking the Audience
Personal Information and Privacy

 
John Downing
Alternative Media and the Boston Tea Party
 
PART IV: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Nikhil Sinha and Allucquére Rosanne Stone
Computers and Communication
Donna A Demac with Liching Sung
New Communication Technologies and Deregulation
Cees J Hamelink
Information Imbalance across the Globe
 
PART V: MASS MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE
Liesbet van Zoonen
Gender, Representation and the Media
Douglas Kellner
Advertising and Consumer Culture
Ash Corea
Racism and the American Way of Media
Ali Mohammadi
Cultural Imperialism and Cultural Identity
Keith Negus
Popular Music
Between Celebration and Despair

 
Mary Desjardins
Cinema and Communication
Kevin Williams and David Miller
AIDS News and News Cultures
Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi
Global News Media Cover the World
Sari Thomas
Myths in and about Television
Entertainers and Economics

 
Michael Real
Sport and the Spectacle

A must have for all media students.

Mrs MINE TANA
media studies , Hackney college
January 28, 2014

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ISBN: 9780803971974
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