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Media and Society examines the role of the media in contemporary society and analyses representations of the world found in advertisements, film, television, photographs and language. It clearly presents theoretical approaches and includes many examples, definitions, issues questions and explanations to aid students' understanding. New this this Edition Updated case studies and 'Issues' boxes, which encourage students to reflect further on the issues discussed in each chapter. Margin notes and design make the text simple for students to navigate. This title is also available as an eBook through VitalSource. If you have any questions about this format, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Michael O'Shaughnessy has taught film and media studies for over twenty-five years in UK and Australian universities. Jane Stadler is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Queensland.
Table of Contents
|List of Figures||p. vii|
|List of Plates||p. x|
|List of Tables||p. xi|
|Case Studies||p. xii|
|Introduction: The Media-world||p. xv|
|Guided Tour||p. xx|
|Getting Ready: The Media and Media Studies||p. 1|
|Defining the Media||p. 3|
|Media Studies||p. 10|
|What Do the Media Do to Us? Media and Society||p. 32|
|What's in a Name? Language and the Social Construction of Reality||p. 61|
|Mediation and Representation||p. 75|
|Texts, Meanings, and Audiences||p. 91|
|New Media and Technological Development||p. 107|
|Pictures: Semiotic Analysis||p. 129|
|Reading Images and Advertisements||p. 144|
|Model Essay: Semiotic Analysis of an Advertisement||p. 161|
|Making Sense: Discourse, Ideology, and Hegemony||p. 169|
|Defining Discourse and Ideology||p. 171|
|Where Are Discourses and Ideologies Found?||p. 179|
|Dominant Ideology and Hegemony||p. 193|
|Culture Jamming and Counter-hegemony||p. 213|
|Stories: Approaches For Narrative Analysis||p. 229|
|Genres, Codes, and Conventions||p. 231|
|The Language of Film: American Beauty||p. 245|
|Narrative Structure and Binary Oppositions||p. 258|
|Documentary and Reality TV||p. 304|
|Why Stories?||p. 322|
|Media and Identity: Representation, Impact, and Influence||p. 347|
|Feminism, Postfeminism, and Ideologies of Femininity||p. 349|
|Ideologies and Discourses of Masculinity||p. 370|
|Ethnicity, Ideology, and the Media||p. 395|
|Stars and Celebrities||p. 416|
|But they Keep Moving the Posts: Postmodern and Global Perspectives||p. 437|
|Further Reading||p. 500|
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