Media and Society: An Introduction

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Media and Society explores the media's influence in our world, providing a comprehensive introduction to the main concepts and theories used in media studies. It analyzes representations of the world found in advertisements, film, television, photographs, language, and music. The fourth edition of this book continues to provide an accessible and student-friendly analysis of the relationship between media and society and includes many examples, definitions, issues, questions, and explanations to aid students' understanding.

FEATURES
* New chapter on new media and technological developments (Chapter 7)
* Increased emphasis on the political nature of media and new media
* Updated case studies and "Issues" boxes, which encourage students to reflect further on the issues discussed in each chapter
* Margin notes and design to make the text simple for students to navigate

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About the Author:

Michael O'Shaughnessy is formerly at the School of Media and Communications, Edith Cowan University. Jane Stadler is Senior Lecturer, Film and Television Studies, University of Queensland.

Review:

'O'Shaughnessy's books is very student-friendly and is written with pedagogical concerns to the fore. Students are constantly invited to analyse the media in terms of their own media experience and their own considerations of pleasure and emotional engagement. Each chapter then contains a clear overview of points to be covered, together with several practical exercises, commentaries and a conclusion.' Des Freedman, senior lecturer in media and communications policy, University of North London - The Times Higher Education Supplement May 2000

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