Questioning the Media: A Critical Introduction
John Downing, Ali Mohammadi, Annabelle Sreberny
SAGE, Mar 15, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 511 pages
The Second Edition of this successful text has been updated and extensively revised to provide students with an engaging introduction to media studies.
Practical and accessible, Questioning the Media invites readers to be active participants in the process of understanding the importance of the media today. New chapters on media and identity, global media influences, computer-mediated communication, feminist media theories, popular music and news coverage of AIDS enhance the previous collection of original works by distinguished contributors.
With helpful introductions to each section and chapter, this innovative volume offers diverse critical perspectives on media studies, political economy, cultural studies, the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, feminism, audience ethnography and cultural dependency. Students can examine thoroughly topics in mass culture, technology, international communication and more. Throughout the book sophisticated terms and concepts are explained, making this the ideal critical introduction to media studies.
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Forms of Media as Ways of Knowing
How Are Media Born and Developed?
Media Power and Control
Mass Media and the U S Presidency
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Control Mechanisms of National News
Media Dictatorship and
New Communication Technologies
Information Imbalance Across the Globe
Mass Media and Popular Culture
Advertising and Consumer Culture
Racism and the American Way of Media
Cultural Imperialism and Cultural Identity
Cinema and Communication
Audiences and Users
Alternative Media and the Boston Tea Party
AIDS News and News Cultures
Global News Media Cover the World
Sport and the Spectacle