Media and Society

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-11-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Media and Society explores the relationship between the media, their institutions and the world we live in, examining how they are connected and how society and the media affect each other. The book analyses representations of the world found in films, television, advertisements, news and online to understand the impact of the media in the contemporary world. The sixth edition explores several themes throughout the text, including the contradictory nature of the media and the psychological concerns of the media, to provide clear explanations of complex theories and ideas.

Author Biography

Michael O'Shaughnessy, Former School of Media and Communications, Edith Cowan University,Jane Stadler, Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies, University of QLD,Sarah Casey, School of Humanities, Language & Social Sciences,

Michael O'Shaughnessy, formerly School of Media and Communications, Edith Cowan University

Jane Stadler, Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies, University of Queensland

Sarah Casey, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University

Table of Contents

Part 1 Getting Ready: The Media
1. Defining the Media
2. Media Studies
3. What Do the Media Do to Us? Media and Society
4. What's in a Name? Language and the Social Construction of Reality
5. Mediation and Representation
6. Texts, Meanings and Audiences
7. New Media and Technological Development
Part 2 Pictures: Semiotic Analysis
8. Semiology
9. Reading Images and Advertisements
10. Model Essay: Semiotic Analysis of an Advertisement
Part 3 Making Sense: Discourse, Ideology and Hegemony
11. Discourse and Ideology
12. Dominant Ideology and Hegemony
13. Culture Jamming and Counter-hegemony
Part 4 Stories: Approaches for Narrative Analysis
14. Genres, Codes and Conventions
15. The Language of Film: American Beauty
16. Narrative Structure and Binary Oppositions
17. Digital Television and Interactive Narratives
18. Documentary and Reality TV
19. Why Stories?
Part 5 Media and Identity: Representation, Impact and Influence
20. Feminism, Post-feminism and Ideology of Femininity
21. Ideologies and Discourses of Masculinity
22. Ethnicity, Ideology and the Media
23. Stars and Celebrities
Part 6: But They Keep Moving the Posts: Postmodern and Global Perspectives
24. Postmodernism
25. Globalisation

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