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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Beginning with an overview of the changing contexts and trends in media and communication research approaches, the book demystifies 'research' and the 'research process' by offering practical and accessible guidance on how to design, plan and carry out successful research projects in media and communication.
This book examines the convergence of Cloud Computing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things to forge the Next Internet. Ubiquitous computing enables universal communication, concentration of power, privacy erosion, environmental degradation, and massive automation and this title explores solving these issues to create a democratic digital world.
Using the royal family of celebrity culture, the Kardashians, as a lens through which to scrutinize early 21st century culture, this book examines the worlds of business, politics, technology and entertainment, to show how celebrity has fundamentally changed the way we live.
This book looks at what makes a city smart by describing, challenging, and offering democratic alternatives to the view that the answer begins and ends with technology. Drawing on worldwide case studies documenting the redevelopment of old and the creation of new cities, it provides an essential guide to the future of urban life in a digital world.
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.
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.
Alien Chic sets out to provide a cultural history of the alien since the 1950s, asking why our attitudes to aliens have changed from fear to affection, and what this can tell us about how we now see ourselves and others.
Using examples such as "Big Brother" and "Billy Elliot", Bignell offers a comprehensive, intelligent and readable introduction into the critical approach in contemporary media studies. This second edition includes sections on men's style magazines, docusoaps and "reality TV".
A textbook-toolkit that teaches students the basics of cultural theory by unpacking its complexities with real-life examples and student focused pedagogy. Goes beyond showing how others have analysed and interpreted the world to demonstrate to students how to do cultural theory themselves
A cutting-edge, student focused introduction to the broad field of media, culture and society. Louw and Carah critically explore the emergence of interactive, social and mobile media, alongside established questions of production, content and participation.
Exclusively from McGraw-Hill Professional and InfoComm International, the leading audio visual association, this official exam guide covers the latest CTS Certified Technology Specialist exam for AV professionals.
A foremost digital expert looks at the most powerful political tool ever created-the internet of things. Will it be like the internet of surveillance and censorship we have now, or will it be something better?
This book provides a thorough and critical introducation to the key theories of media studies. Using up-to-date case studies, it discusses a broad range of themes, issues and perspectives that inform our understanding of media production and consumption in all their cultural forms.
Offers an introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities. This book includes: an introduction to theorists such as Judith Butler, Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault; an outline of creative approaches, where identities are explored with video, drawing, or Lego bricks; and, a website with articles, interviews and links.
Reveals how the internet is deadening personal interaction, stifling genuine inventiveness and even changing us as people. Showing us the way to a future where individuals mean more than machines, this book is a searing manifesto against mass mediocrity, a creative call to arms - and an impassioned defence of the human.
Written for students without prior knowledge of linguistics, this is an accessible and systematic toolkit for doing language and image analysis. Using case studies and examples from a range of media, it enables students to analyze and understand the relationship between language, discourse and social practices.
Highly anticipated Second Edition of one of the most popular and influential books ever written in media and cultural studies. A genuine classic, expertly updated for a new generation of students and researchers.