Why Study the Media?

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SAGE, Dec 13, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 165 pages
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`It's easy to be snobbish about media culture; the great merit of Roger Silverstone's book is to make the reader understand just how important that culture is' - Richard Sennett, New York University

`A remarkable book which argues for a new paradigm for the study of the media' - Daniel Dayan, Centre National de la Recherche

`A persuasive and sophisticated discussion of the role of the media in modern life at the threshold of the twenty-first century' - Ellen Seiter, University of California

`A very important book, one that moves media theory and argument on at long last. This is an attempt to get people to think differently about the media - not ju

 

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Contents

The texture of experience
1
Mediation
13
Technology
19
Textual Claims and Analytical Strategies
29
Rhetoric
31
Poetics
40
Erotics
48
Dimensions of Experience
57
House and home
88
Community
96
Globe
105
Making sense
114
Trust
116
Memory
125
The Other
134
Towards a new media politics
143

Play
59
Performance
68
Consumption
78
Locations of Action and Experience
86

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About the author (1999)

Roger Silverstone is Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His previous publications include: Framing Science (1985), and Television and Everyday Life (1994).

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