Combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting-edge developments, this second edition cements its reputation as the 'must have' text for any undergraduate student studying media and communication studies.
With over 40,000 copies sold, Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice has been the indispensable guide to studying culture for generations of students, pulling key concepts, theories and thinkers in one comprehensive, authoritative yet accessible resource.
A new edition of Lucy Kung's popular guide to change and decision-making in the media industries. Full of detailed contemporary case studies on BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Netflix, the New York Times, the BBC and more.
This book equips students with the critical thinking they need to understand the complexities and contradictions of social media and make informed judgements. The Second Edition explores the sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb and social media in China.
The most recent edition of the pre-eminent text in mass communication theory. Nothing else in the field is as comprehensive, as authoritative, or as popular. A market leading text from a world renowned author.
A popular, student-friendly introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of media, culture and society. A cutting edge book aimed at large, introductory undergradute courses in media, communication, cultural studies, and sociology departments.
Dirt is waste, excrement, rubbish - but what then is soil? Is cleanliness next to godliness - or sterility? And in a throwaway society, does the battle against dirt depend on an exploited and half-seen underclass of cleaners? This title is published to coincide with a major new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London in March 2011.
The Watson and Hill dictionary has long been a classic of its kind and a 'must' for university and college booklists. Now in its eighth edition, this volume includes new entries and substantial updates - and continues to be a vital resource for students and teachers.
The very best of Private Eye's unique blend of wit and humour edited by Ian Hislop. Illustrated in colour throughout with sketches, cartoons and photo-bubbles, this year's round up presents the best jokes and spoofs from the UK's best selling satirical magazine.
Is Man the only animal that laughs? Why are clowns so scary? Do jokes make children more intelligent? Are men funnier than women? Can God take a joke? What's brown and sticky? This work takes a tour of the strange and wonderful world of jokes - to find out what's funny and why. With over 400 of the best jokes it is a lesson in joke-making.
Serving as an introduction to visual culture, this title explores the ways we use and understand images. Bridging the analysis of art, film, new media, and scientific representation, it looks at the diverse range of approaches to visual analysis that have emerged, leading the reader through the key theories of visual culture.
A guide to breaking into the advertising industry. It seeks to destroy all the myths and advise the reader on how to get that dream job. It explains what an Account Manager actually does, why you will be expected to work 12-hour days, and why you should never send your CV in a coloured envelope.
In response to rapid changes in the field of visual culture, this updated second edition brings together key writings on photography, painting, sculpture, fashion, advertising, television, cinema and digital culture.
This edited collection offers the latest research into the reproduction of `hegemonic' discourse and the ways in which the description and evaluation of social groups affects their ability to exercise cultural and political autonomy.
Gives useful strategies for conducting a study, including the need for introspection, the struggles of the budding ethnographic writer, the practical problems in explaining results of this method to outsiders, and the moral and ethical issues that get raised in this form of research.
Offers a comic spoof of the consumer-product catalogues. This title is illustrated throughout in the shape and style of catalogues that offer you the chance to buy machines that stamp your initials onto golf balls or allow you to warm you slippers electronically before putting them on.
In 1964, Mary Whitehouse launched a campaign to fight what she called the 'propaganda of disbelief, doubt and dirt' being poured into homes through the nation's radio and television sets. Whitehouse, senior mistress at a Shropshire secondary school, became unlikely figurehead of a mass movement: the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association.
Seaton neither harks back to a lost golden age, nor presumes that more news is necessarily better news. This is a celebration of the media, which, despite all its problems, we must embrace as an essential part of a free society.
This book applies insights from the spheres of academic scholarship and clinical experience to demonstrate the usefulness of psychoanalysis for developing nuanced and innovative approaches to media and cultural analysis.
This book is a pragmatic guide to both gathering and analysing media data and helps readers make sense of how media are involved in politics, by bringing media research to life with vivid case studies.
Illustrated with examples from a range of fields and disciplines, as well as the author's own work on hacking cultures and cultural activism, this title is a must for anyone wanting to learn about narrative networks and how to conduct successful narrative research in a modern age.
This text is organised around basic questions related to intercultural interaction, it explores how culture and communication are intimately related. The author explores topics such as the roles of rituals and social dramas, and he provides an extensive and relevant discussion of different world views.
This book provides a clear and concise introduction to the concept of consumption and to the wide--ranging debates about the nature and consequences of consumer society. Community and social class appear to be in irreversible decline.
'Clearly written, with careful signposting of relevant debates, this reader in the "critical tradition" is a model of an introductory cultural and media studies text... the writing is accessible, the concepts and arguments are sophisticated, and the tone is one of committed engagement' - Media International Australia
"Media Psychology" examines the impact that 21st century media use has on human behaviour, from teenage crushes on pop stars to soap fandom in adulthood. It brings together North American communication research with European media research in a variety of disciplines.
Brings together writings by an international team to provide an overview of the theories and methodologies that have produced this most interdisciplinary of fields. This title tackles a variety of central concepts and controversies, organized into six areas of study: foundations, production, media content, media audiences, effects, and futures.
How do you measure human behaviour? All of us observe human behaviour everyday, but individual habits can make large research studies difficult to design and conduct. In this accessible introductory textbook, Holt and Walker survey a wide range of research methods and demonstrate how to use them in a series of practical experiments.
Investigates the wave of rudeness that threatens to overwhelm us. In this book, the author travels the world, visiting our rudest critics, interviewing psychologists, a limo driver called Jose and at least one expert in cooked meat production. It also explores into the way humans work and why it is surely time for an anti-rudeness revolution.
A collection of essays that explores the myths of mass culture. It deciphers the symbols and signs embedded deep in familiar aspects of modern life, unmasking the hidden ideologies and meanings which implicitly affect our thought and behaviour.