The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-01-26
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies brings together over 175 critical essays to redraw the boundaries of this rapidly evolving and dynamically complex area. Global in scope, wide-ranging in its inclusion of topics, and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars, this is the definitive resource for the field.

  • Includes more than 175 essays written by over 200 leading and emerging scholars from across the globe
  • Arranged across 6 thematic volumes edited by an international team of expert scholars
  • Accessible volume introductions provide overviews of key themes
  • The most definitive resource available in this complex, heterogeneous, multi-methodological and multi-theoretical interdisciplinary field
  • Explores media as it is being practiced, produced, and analyzed in Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australia, and Europe
  • All volumes pay close attention to issues of gender and ethnicity so necessary to understanding contemporary media
  • Probes the many dimensions of the subject: history, production, content, audiences, effects, and futures

Author Biography

Angharad N. Valdivia is a Research Professor of Communications and Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also the head of the Media and Cinema Studies Department, Interim Director of the Institute of Communications Research, and Editor-in-chief of Communication Theory.  Her research and teaching focuses on transnational popular culture studies, with special attention to issues of gender and ethnicity.  She has published extensively on issues of transnational Latina Studies, exploring the tension between agency and structure in media production and consumption.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Media History and the Foundations of Media Studies: John Nerone

PART 1: Approaches

PART 2: Moments

PART 3: Foundations

Volume II: Media Production: Vicki Mayer

PART 1: Production Regimes and Infrastructures

PART 2: The Cultural Industries and the Organization of Production

PART 3: Product and Content Flows

PART 4: Production Work and Practices

PART 5: Production Cultures

PART 6: The Ethics of Production

Volume III: Content and Representation: Sharon R. Mazzarella

PART 1: Persuasion and Information

PART 2: Entertainment

PART 3: Interaction and Performance

Volume IV: Audience and Interpretation: Radhika Parameswaran

PART 1: Expanding the Horizons of Audience Studies

PART 2: Practicing Reflexivity in and out of the Field

PART 3: Finding and Engaging Global Audiences

PART 4: Comprehending Online Audiences 

PART 5: Empowering Audiences as Citizens

Volume V: Media Effects/Media Psychology: Erica Scharrer

PART 1: Theories and Processes/Processing

PART 2: Evidence of Effects

PART 3: The Young Audience

Volume VI: Media Studies Futures: Kelly Gates

PART 1: The Future Of Media Studies: Theory, Methods, Pedagogy

PART 2: Social and Mobile Media Futures

PART 3: Industry Futures

PART 4: Journalism and Media Policy Futures

PART 5: Interactivity, Affect, and the Future of Media Subjectivities

PART 6: Whose Future? Children, Youth Cultures, and Digital Media

PART 7: What Future? Or, The Unsustainable Present

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