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Understanding media cultures [electronic resource] : social theory and mass communication / Nick Stevenson.

By: Stevenson, Nick.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2002Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (vii, 255 p.).ISBN: 9781848605169 (electronic bk.); 1848605161 (electronic bk.).Other title: Media cultures.Subject(s): Communication -- Social aspects | Mass media -- Social aspects | Habermas, J�urgen | McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980 | Baudrillard, Jean | M�edias -- Aspect social | M�edias -- Publics | M�edias et culture | Sociologie marxiste | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies | Massamedia | Populaire cultuurGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding media cultures.DDC classification: 302.23 Other classification: 05.30 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface for the second edition; Introduction; Chapter 1 -- Marxism and Mass Communication REsearch: Debates within Political Economy and Ideology; Chapter 2 -- Habermas, Mass Culture and the Public Sphere; Chapter 3 -- Critical Perspectives within Audience REsearch: Problems in Interpretation, Agency, Structure and Ideology; Chapter 4 -- Marchall McLuhan and the Cultural Medium: Space, Time and Implosion in the Global Village; Chapter 5 -- Baudrillard's Blizzards: Postmodernity, Mass Communications and Symbolic Exchenge
Summary: Praise for the First Edition: � I can't think of a book in media studies that handles so well the diversity of perspectives and issues that Stevenson addresses. Whether reconstructing Marxism or deconstructing postmodernism, tackling the pleasures of soap opera or the repetitive structures of daily news presentation, Stevenson is always clear and insightful' - Sociology. The Second Edition of this bestselling text provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which social theory has attempted to theorize the importance of the media in contemporary society.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Cover; Contents; Preface for the second edition; Introduction; Chapter 1 -- Marxism and Mass Communication REsearch: Debates within Political Economy and Ideology; Chapter 2 -- Habermas, Mass Culture and the Public Sphere; Chapter 3 -- Critical Perspectives within Audience REsearch: Problems in Interpretation, Agency, Structure and Ideology; Chapter 4 -- Marchall McLuhan and the Cultural Medium: Space, Time and Implosion in the Global Village; Chapter 5 -- Baudrillard's Blizzards: Postmodernity, Mass Communications and Symbolic Exchenge

Praise for the First Edition: � I can't think of a book in media studies that handles so well the diversity of perspectives and issues that Stevenson addresses. Whether reconstructing Marxism or deconstructing postmodernism, tackling the pleasures of soap opera or the repetitive structures of daily news presentation, Stevenson is always clear and insightful' - Sociology. The Second Edition of this bestselling text provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which social theory has attempted to theorize the importance of the media in contemporary society.

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