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.
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.
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.
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.
This book presents a rich and nuanced analysis of selfie culture. It shows how selfies gain their meanings, illustrates different selfie practices, explores how selfies make us feel and why they have the power to make us feel anything, and unpacks how selfie practices and selfie related norms have changed or might change in the future.
This book presents a framework for thinking about different forms of internet celebrity that have emerged in the last decade. Through cross-cultural case studies, the book offers a brief history of internet celebrity; analysis on recent developments in the industry; and commentary on emergent trends.
Gives an introduction to 20th-21st century imaginings and realities. Divided in sections, this work includes Time/Space Frameworks. It features topics such as: States and Markets: understanding geospatial time; Embedding Patriarchy: feminism and inequality in the Internet era; Complex Hegemony in the 21st Century: power and inequality; and more.
The book investigates the ways in which state--centred approaches to international relations have limited our understanding of global, political, economic and cultural processes. By assessing a wide range of such state--centred work, Youngs identifies the challenges we must address to grasp the complexity of the contemporary world.
Focusing on the major topics of globalization, this work includes: the importance of the emerging economies of India and China and how this is effecting the global community; the impact of migration; the debate between the northern and southern hemispheres; and how the Internet and other technologies are changing the face of globalization.
This book critically considers how the DIY concept can be used to study contemporary underground music scenes examining themes such as local and trans-local connections, technological change, cultural policy, memory and heritage.
This edited collection provides sociological and cultural research that expands our understanding of the alternative, liminal or transgressive; theorizing the status of the alternative in contemporary culture and society.
This book is essential reading for all media students and researchers - and for anyone interested in getting to grips with the ways in which media is becoming a progressively more pervasive, intimate and powerful part of life in the 2010s.
Integrating cultural theory with text-based criticism, Gender in the Media analyses recent debates in feminist cultural theory, masculinity studies and queer theory, before applying these cultural paradigms to critical readings in relevant media contexts.
An engaging introduction to the key terms, concepts, dilemmas and issues that are central to the study and critical understanding of celebrity, exploring the impacts of celebrity culture on the modern media and examining the influence that celebrity has on the way people place themselves in the modern world.
In this critical interrogation of the meaning of media professionalism and the efficacy of training in the digital age, Niblock presents one of the very first texts to scrutinise professional norms and question the scope of the media's power. The book's synthesis of practice and theory makes it ideal for Media and Journalism students.
An approachable but critical introduction to the complex relationship between disability and the media, bringing together prominent theoretical work and research on disability internationally, with analysis and examples of a range of contemporary media issues in news, the press, broadcasting and new media.
A concise introduction to the key ideas and issues in the study of media economics, drawing on a broad range of case studies - from Amazon and Twitter, to Apple and Netflix - to illustrate how economic paradigms are not just theories, but provide important practical insights into how the media operates today.
This new edition of a popular book provides an overview of mass media in society today. With illuminating examples and enhanced international coverage, Watson covers the core areas for media and communication degrees, as well as discussing hot topics such as the possibilities brought about by digital technology for citizen involvement in the media.
Establishing a critical break with the way we usually experience media as given, this text takes a step back and asks challenging questions about what underpins that experience, and sets out the full range of academic perspectives available to begin to answer those questions.