Media Studies: Media history, media and society

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Pieter J. Fourie
Juta and Company Ltd, Sep 1, 2008 - Social Science - 436 pages
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While examining exactly who owns the media and who produces the media, this text manages to encompass the systematic, critical, and analytical media in all its forms and concludes that the media is one of the most important generators and disseminators of meaning in contemporary society. Investigating the power relationships between the media and politics, culture, economy, society, and above all, democracy, this resource is well-suited for anyone with an interest in the modern role of media in society.

  

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Contents

A History of the South African Media
3
The Media in Africa
59
Approaches to the Study of Mass Communication
89
Theoretical approaches
115
The Role and Functions of the Media in Society
184
Entertainment
216
Media Culture
269
Section 2
285
The Ideological Power of the Media
306
The Public Sphere in Contemporary Society
324
Globalisation Information Communication
350
References
410
Index
428
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About the author (2008)

Pieter J. Fourie is an internationally renowned senior scholar in communication and media studies. He is affiliated with the department of communication science at the University of South Africa.

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