Hodkinson, Paul.

Media, culture and society : an introduction - Los Angeles : SAGE, 2011. - x, 320 p. : 25 cm ill. ;

Contents Introduction --
Media technologies --
Media industry --
Media content --
Media users --
Media as manipulation? : Marxism and ideology --
The construction of news --
Public service or personal entertainment? : Controlling media orientation --
Decline of the national public : commercialization, fragmentation and globalization --
Media, ethnicity and diaspora --
Media, gender and sexuality --
Media communities : subcultures, fans and identity groups --
Saturation, fluidity and loss of meaning.


Clearly organized, systematic and combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting edge developments, this book provides a contribution to media and communication studies. The text is organized into three distinctive parts, which fall neatly into research and teaching requirements.

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Mass media research

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