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Media Studies Volume 1

Media History, Media and Society
  • Format Soft Cover
  • ISBN 9780702176920
  • Edition 2nd Edition
  • PageCount 464
  • Published 2007

Fourie, PJ

Film and Media

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About this Publication:

This is the first volume in the four-part textbook series in Media Studies. This up-to-date, comprehensive, user friendly and accessible series has been written by key thinkers in Media Studies locally and from abroad.

Contents Include:

  • A history of the South African media 
  • A macro history of the media in Africa
  • Theoretical approaches to mass communication and media research
  • The functions and effects of the media in society
  • Media culture/media and culture
  • The ideological power of the media
  • The media as public sphere in contemporary society
  • The impact of globalisation and communication technology on media and media communication

Of Interest and Benefit to:

Volume 1, in particular, is suited to undergraduate students of Media Studies at universities and universities of technology.

Key Benefits:

Media Studies encompasses the systematic, critical and analytical study of the media in all its forms, and sees the media as one of the most important generators and disseminators of meaning in contemporary society. Media Studies investigates who owns the media, who produces the media, media content and the users of the media. It investigates the power relationships between the media and politics, culture, economy, society, and above all, the relationship between the media and democracy.
Other volumes in the Media Studies series are:
Volume 2 Policy, Management, and Media Representation (currently available)
Volume 3 Media Content and Audiences (available July 2009)
Volume 4 Production Planning and Media Ethics (available July 2010)

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