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Critically examines the key social theories of mass communication.
Critically examines the key social theories of mass communication. Highlights the work of individual theorists including Fiske, Williams, Hall, Habermas, Jameson, McLuhan and Baudrillard. Now includes a discussion of recent perspectives developed by Castells, Haraway, Virilio and Schiller. It will be essential reading for students of social theory, media and cultural studies.
Whether reconstructing Marxism or deconstructing postmodernism, tackling the pleasures of soap opera or the repetitive structures of daily news presentation, Stevenson is always clear and insightful' - Sociology.
can′t think of a book in media studies that handles so well the diversity of perspectives and issues that Stevenson addresses. Whether reconstructing Marxism or deconstructing postmodernism, tackling the pleasures of soap opera or the repetitive structures of daily news presentation, Stevenson is always clear and insightful′ - Sociology.
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Understanding Media Cultures Originally I thought of calling the book ‘Social Theory and Mass Communication’.
SAGE Publications London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi. Understanding Media Cultures. also aware of a number of perspectives that treated the media as all-important. Here the influence of the media of mass communication seemed pervasive and could be blamed for the major ills of society. Originally I thought of calling the book ‘Social Theory and Mass Communication’. Luckily I was quickly advised by a friend of mine that this sounded desperately dull, and certainly not the kind of book she would read!
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This fascinating and lucid book provides an overview of the ways in which social theories of contemporary society have tried to deal with the place of the media in the production and reproduction of culture. Nick Stevenson illuminates the relationship between general social theory and the range of communication theories of the medium and the message - concepts of media production, communication and reception.
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Understanding Media Cultures highlights the work of individual theorists including Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, J[um]urgen Habermas, Marshall McLuhan, Frederic Jameson and Jean Baudrillard. The author also covers important traditions of media analysis from feminism, cultural studies and audience research. Show
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