Questioning the Media: A Critical Introduction by John Downing

Questioning the Media: A Critical Introduction by John Downing

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An introductory text which presents diverse critical perspectives on media communication including political economy, cultural studies, Frankfurt school critical theory, feminism, audience ethnography and cultural dependency.

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This practical, highly accessible volume is designed to introduce students and general readers to the field of media studies, inviting readers to be active participants in the process of understanding the importance of media today. Questioning the Media is an introductory text with a difference - no previous book has provided so wide a sweep of coverage on critical approaches to communication and the media from top international and interdisciplinary authors. They present diverse critical perspectives on media communication including political economy, cultural studies, Frankfurt School critical theory, feminism, audience ethnography and cultural dependency. Topics discussed include: freedom of information in a censorship age; managerial control mechanisms within media institutions; Soviet media before and after glasnost; commercial surveillance of audiences; information technology in the developed and under-developed worlds; media representations of gender and race; sports coverage; and film as art, as industry and as language.

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SKU GOR007104323
Title Questioning the Media: A Critical Introduction
Author By (author) John Downing
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
Year Published 1990
Number of Pages 386
ISBN 10 0803936427
ISBN 13 9780803936423
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
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Description

Details

This practical, highly accessible volume is designed to introduce students and general readers to the field of media studies, inviting readers to be active participants in the process of understanding the importance of media today. Questioning the Media is an introductory text with a difference - no previous book has provided so wide a sweep of coverage on critical approaches to communication and the media from top international and interdisciplinary authors. They present diverse critical perspectives on media communication including political economy, cultural studies, Frankfurt School critical theory, feminism, audience ethnography and cultural dependency. Topics discussed include: freedom of information in a censorship age; managerial control mechanisms within media institutions; Soviet media before and after glasnost; commercial surveillance of audiences; information technology in the developed and under-developed worlds; media representations of gender and race; sports coverage; and film as art, as industry and as language.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007104323
Title Questioning the Media: A Critical Introduction
Author By (author) John Downing
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher SAGE Publications Inc
Year Published 1990
Number of Pages 386
ISBN 10 0803936427
ISBN 13 9780803936423
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No