The Media and Social Theory
David Hesmondhalgh, Jason Toynbee
Routledge, May 21, 2008 - Social Science - 312 pages
Media studies needs richer and livelier intellectual resources. This book brings together major and emerging international media analysts to consider key processes of media change, using a number of critical perspectives. Case studies range from reality television to professional journalism, from blogging to control of copyright, from social networking sites to indigenous media, in Europe, North America, Asia and elsewhere. Among the theoretical approaches and issues addressed are:
This volume is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers of cultural studies, media studies and social theory.