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Critical Media Studies : An Introduction



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Critical Media Studies is a state of the art introduction to media studies that demonstrates how to think critically about the power and influence of the media. Provides extensive case study material, including exercises and "media labs" in each chapter to encourage student participation Draws on examples from print, broadcast, and new media, including advertising, music, film, television, video games, and the internet Accompanied by a website with supplementary material, additional case studies, test banks, PowerPoint slides, and a guide for professors

Author Biography

Brian L. Ott is Professor of Media Studies at Colorado State University. His previous books include The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age (Blackwell, 2007) and a co-edited volume titled, It’s Not TV: Watching HBO in the Post-Television Era (Routledge, 2008).

Robert L. Mack received his Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Colorado State University in 2009.

Table of Contents

A Shout Out!
Introducing Critical Media Studies
Media Industries: Marxist, Organizational, and Pragmatic Perspectives
Marxist Analysis
Organizational Analysis
Pragmatic Analysis
Media Messages: Rhetorical, Cultural, Psychoanalytic, Feminist, and Queer Perspectives
Rhetorical Analysis
Cultural Analysis
Psychoanalytic Analysis
Feminist Analysis
Queer Analysis
Media Audiences: Reception, Erotic, and Ecological Perspectives
Reception Analysis
Erotic Analysis
Ecological Analysis
Conclusion: the Partial Pachyderm
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