The Media Reader: Continuity and Transformation

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Hugh Mackay, Tim O'Sullivan
SAGE, Jun 22, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 425 pages
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`Alertness to the changing terms of debate, familiarity with the latest scholarship and a shrewd, practical sense of what works in teaching make this collection a very worthwhile addition to course reading lists' - John Corner, University of Liverpool

The Media Reader is an essential sourcebook of key statements about transformations in media culture. The Reader explores the technological, economic, social and cultural processes implicated in the production, regulation, circulation and consumption of media forms. It applies theoretical approaches, supported by a range of case studies, to past and present media transformations.

Divided into four parts: Mass Communications and the Modern World;

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Introduction
9
Raymond Williams
43
Carolyn Marvin
58
Patrice Flichy
73
Introduction
93
Joshua Meyrowitz
99
Anthony Smith
121
John Tomlinson
165
Edward Herman and Robert McChesney
178
Simon During
211
Introduction
225
Sherry Turkle
287
Introduction
331
Index
411
Copyright

Frank Webster
138

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About the author (1999)

Dr Hugh Mackay is an Honorary Associate of the Faculty of Sociology at Open University