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Mass Media and Society By James Curran

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This work provides a survey of mass communication and popular culture. In this edition articles have been updated and new articles commissioned, including Simon Firth on the entertainment industry and Janet Wasko on the sociology of Disney. It aims to reflect the changes in this field of study.
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Mass Media and Society by James Curran

This work provides a survey of mass communication and popular culture. In this edition articles have been updated and a number of new articles have been commissioned including Simon Firth on the entertainment industry, Christine Geraghty on popular culture and resisitance, Janet Wasko on the sociology of Disney, and Daniel Hallin on the American media system and the marketplace. The book seeks to reflect the changing emphases in the study of mass communication and society.

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Mass Media and Society Reviews


"An original contribution to media studies. Beautifully organized, well written and incisive."--James Carey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"The best collection of current thinking in the field."--Elihu Katz, Israel Institute of Applied Social Research
"A valuable and stimulating collection for students of the mass media--a very worthy successor to the editors' earlier influential Mass Communication and Society."--David Morley, Goldsmiths" College, University of London

"An original contribution to media studies. Beautifully organized, well written and incisive."--James Carey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"The best collection of current thinking in the field."--Elihu Katz, Israel Institute of Applied Social Research
"A valuable and stimulating collection for students of the mass media--a very worthy successor to the editors' earlier influential Mass Communication and Society."--David Morley, Goldsmiths" College, University of London


"An original contribution to media studies. Beautifully organized, well written and incisive."--James Carey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


"The best collection of current thinking in the field."--Elihu Katz, Israel Institute of Applied Social Research


"A valuable and stimulating collection for students of the mass media--a very worthy successor to the editors' earlier influential Mass Communication and Society."--David Morley, Goldsmiths" College, University of London


Table of Contents


Part 1 Mass media and society - general perspectives: culture, communications, and political economy; feminist perspectives on the media; postmodernism and television; mass media and the public interest - towards a framework of norms for media performance; mass media and democracy revisited; media changes and social change; linkages and junctures. Part 2 Media production: the sociology of news production revisited; entertainment; the global and the local in international communications; the globalization of electronic journalism; in defence of objectivity (revisited); commercialism and professionalism in the american news media. Part 3 Mediation of meaning: representation and popular culture; reappraising reception; aims, concepts and methods; on the continuing problem of media effects; gender and/in media consumption; "understanding the Disney universe".

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GOR001183761
Mass Media and Society by James Curran
James Curran
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder Arnold
1996-04-26
384
0340614188
9780340614181
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