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Mediated Society

Mediated Society

A Critical Sociology of Media

  • Author: John D. Jackson,Greg Marc Nielsen,Yon Hsu
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195431407
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/a Taking a sociological approach to the study of mass media, Mediated Society explores how the media affects individuals and society. Within this unique framework, the authors analyze media and mass communication as a social rather than as a technological construct while addressing issues such as democracy, citizenship, class, gender, and cultural diversity. Drawing attention to the way in which media frames everyday experiences and events, the text examines media and communication in urban, national, and global settings, as well as the power and structure of dominant mass media. With a wide range of Canadian and international examples, along with two real-life case studies and a wealth of pedagogical features throughout, this innovative, engaging text encourages students to consider how social identities, norms, and values are mediated by various forms of mass communication.

The Media Gaze

The Media Gaze

Representations of Diversities in Canada

  • Author: Augie Fleras
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774821396
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 314
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While Canada is known for its official commitment to diversity, a close look at the country's media reveals that lip service to differences notwithstanding, they rarely engage with it in ways that reflect its presence in Canadian society. The Media Gaze exposes the mainstream media's attempts to appear objective, even as they may ignore or misrepresent those who do not share their white, male, middle-class, heterosexual perspective. Drawing on compelling case studies, this incisive survey explores the societal implications of the industry's hidden bias and suggests strategies for countering its dominance.

Journalism and Political Exclusion

Journalism and Political Exclusion

Social Conditions of News Production and Reception

  • Author: Debra M. Clarke
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773590129
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 392
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The constraints of news production and the consequent limitations of news result directly in dissatisfaction throughout news audiences. News stories are frequently found to be inadequately informative to the extent that journalism is more inclined to generate political disenchantment, rather than prompt its audiences to pursue a fully engaged level of political participation in their societies. Journalism and Political Exclusion provides a multi-method, integrated analysis of news production and news audiences, including a long-term study of community activists in a central Canadian city. During the seven-year fieldwork period, different groups of research participants completed questionnaires, wrote news diaries, and were interviewed in their homes while viewing network television newscasts. Clarke shows that frustrations with the informational limitations of television and other news media are accelerated among women and the working-class often lack opportunities to access alternative information sources. The critical contribution of journalism to the production and reproduction of ideas about social reality is frequently acknowledged and assumed yet rarely investigated and demonstrated. Through an examination of the everyday realities of both news production and news reception, Journalism and Political Exclusion also shows how the current "crises" of professional journalism heighten the level of political exclusion experienced by various social groups.

Critical Sociology

Critical Sociology

  • Author: Steven M. Buechler
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317264959
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Critical Sociology is a thoroughly revised, updated, and sophisticated introduction to the sociological perspective as a critical lens on society. Much has happened since the first edition: the Great Recession, the Obama presidency, the burgeoning role of social media, and recent global social movements such the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, and the Arab Spring. In this second edition, Buechler discusses the changing relationship between social movements and democracy. The book contains chapters on how to think sociologically; an overview of scientific, humanistic, and critical schools of sociology; and a detailed exposition of the critical tradition.

Culture and Power

Culture and Power

A Media, Culture & Society Reader

  • Author: Paddy Scannell,Philip Schlesinger,Colin Sparks
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803986312
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 357
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This broad-ranging book presents an introduction to the issues and debates which are currently central to media studies, drawn from major articles published in the journal Media, Culture & Society in the period 1985 - 1991. The first part outlines and surveys some key theoretical developments in media studies such as the increased use of feminist and cultural studies approaches to the media and the development of the postmodernism debate. The second part addresses the key area of recent research around the audience; the last section addresses the public sphere. Drawing together key work from the breadth of current critical media research, Culture and Power is an invaluable student textbook and a complement to

The Mediation of Power

The Mediation of Power

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Aeron Davis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134136617
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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The Mediation of Power investigates how those in positions of power use and are influenced by media in their everyday activities. Each chapter examines this theme through an exploration of some of the key topics and debates in the field, including: theories of media and power media policy and the economics of information news production and journalistic practice public relations and media management culture and power political communication and mediated politics new and alternative media interest group communications media audiences and effects. The debates are enlivened by first-hand accounts taken from over 200 high-profile interviews with politicians, journalists, public officials, spin doctors, campaigners and captains of industry. Tim Bell, David Blunkett, Iain Duncan Smith, Simon Heffer, David Hill, Simon Hughes, Trevor Kavanagh, Neil Kinnock, Peter Riddell, Polly Toynbee, Michael White and Ann Widdecombe are some of those cited.

New Media

New Media

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Martin Lister,Jon Dovey,Seth Giddings,Iain Grant,Kieran Kelly
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134083823
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 448
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New Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assesses the claims that a media and technological revolution has taken place and formulates new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies. The authors introduce a wide variety of topics including: how to define the characteristics of new media; social and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics and globalization; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity, simulation, the new media economy; cybernetics, cyberculture, the history of automata and artificial life. Substantially updated from the first edition to cover recent theoretical developments, approaches and significant technological developments, this is the best and by far the most comprehensive textbook available on this exciting and expanding subject. At www.newmediaintro.com you will find: additional international case studies with online references specially created You Tube videos on machines and digital photography a new ‘Virtual Camera’ case study, with links to short film examples useful links to related websites, resources and research sites further online reading links to specific arguments or discussion topics in the book links to key scholars in the field of new media.

Das Medium ist die Botschaft

Das Medium ist die Botschaft

The Medium is the message

  • Author: Marshall McLuhan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783865724007
  • Category:
  • Page: 302
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Media, Politics and the Network Society

Media, Politics and the Network Society

  • Author: Robert Hassan
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335225721
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 173
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What is the network society? What effects does it have upon media, culture and politics? What are the competing forces in the network society, and how are they reshaping the world? The rise of the network society - the suffusion of much of the economy, culture and society with digital interconnectivity - is a development of immense significance. In this innovative book, Robert Hassan unpacks the dynamics of this new information order and shows how they have affected both the way media and politics are 'played', and how these are set to reshape and reorder our world. Using many of the current ideas in media theory, cultural studies and the politics of the newly evolving 'networked civil society', Hassan argues that the network society is steeped with contradictions and in a state of deep flux. This is a key text for undergraduate students in media studies, politics, cultural studies and sociology, and will be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand the network society and play a part in shaping it.

The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies

  • Author: John D. H. Downing,Denis McQuail,Philip Schlesinger,Ellen Wartella
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1452206643
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 640
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The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies examines the theories, practices, and future of this fast-growing field. Editor John Downing and associate editors Denis McQuail, Philip Schlesinger, and Ellen Wartella have brought together a team of international contributors to provide a varied critical analysis of this intensely interesting field of study. The Handbook offers a comprehensive review within five interconnected areas: humanistic and social scientific approaches; global and comparative perspectives; the relation of media to economy and power; media users; and elements in the media mosaic ranging from popular music to digital technologies, from media ethics to advertising, and from Hollywood and Bollywood to alternative media.

Sociology in Perspective

Sociology in Perspective

  • Author: Mark Kirby
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435331603
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: 831
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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Plattform-Kapitalismus

Plattform-Kapitalismus

  • Author: Nick Srnicek
  • Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS
  • ISBN: 386854934X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 144
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Was vereint Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Monsanto, Uber und Airbnb? Sie alle sind Unternehmen, die Hardware und Software für andere bereitstellen, mit dem Ziel, möglichst geschlossene sozio-ökonomische Tech-Systeme zu schaffen. Google kontrolliert die Recherche, Facebook regiert Social Media und Amazon ist führend beim E-Commerce. Doch nicht nur Technologie-Unternehmen bauen Plattformen auf, auch Traditionsfirmen wie Siemens entwickeln ein cloudbasiertes Produktionssystem. Plattformen sind in der Lage, immense Daten zu gewinnen, zu nutzen und zu verkaufen – Monopolisierungstendenzen sind die "natürliche" Folge. Sind wir auf dem Weg in einen digitalen Monopolkapitalismus? Diese Streitschrift ist unerlässlich für alle, die verstehen wollen, wie die mächtigsten technologischen Unternehmen unserer Zeit die globale Ökonomie verändern.

Emotions in Social Life

Emotions in Social Life

Critical Themes and Contemporary Issues

  • Author: Gillian Bendelow,Simon J Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134774168
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 368
  • View: 988
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mediated Geographies and Geographies of Media

Mediated Geographies and Geographies of Media

  • Author: Susan P. Mains,Julie Cupples,Chris Lukinbeal
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9401799695
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 470
  • View: 445
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This is the first comprehensive volume to explore and engage with current trends in Geographies of Media research. It reviews how conceptualizations of mediated geographies have evolved. Followed by an examination of diverse media contexts and locales, the book illustrates key issues through the integration of theoretical and empirical case studies, and reflects on the future challenges and opportunities faced by scholars in this field. The contributions by an international team of experts in the field, address theoretical perspectives on mediated geographies, methodological challenges and opportunities posed by geographies of media, the role and significance of different media forms and organizations in relation to socio-spatial relations, the dynamism of media in local-global relations, and in-depth case studies of mediated locales. Given the theoretical and methodological diversity of this book, it will provide an important reference for geographers and other interdisciplinary scholars working in cultural and media studies, researchers in environmental studies, sociology, visual anthropology, new technologies, and political science, who seek to understand and explore the interconnections of media, space and place through the examples of specific practices and settings.

Sport, Media and Society

Sport, Media and Society

  • Author: Eileen Kennedy,Laura Hills
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474248128
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Sport is an integral component of today's media, from prime-time television to interactive websites. This book is a theoretical and methodological guide to analysing sport in its diverse mediated forms. Students of media sport are taken through techniques of analysis for film, TV, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, spaces such as stadia and museums, and the internet. The ambiguous and shifting cultural politics of sport are explored through original, researched case studies, drawn from across the UK, USA and beyond. The book encourages students to engage critically with their own experience of media sport and to develop an independent approach to analysis. As such, it will be an essential purchase for all students of media and sports studies students.

Sports Media

Sports Media

Transformation, Integration, Consumption

  • Author: Andrew C. Billings
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136838813
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 232
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Looking toward a future with increasingly hybridized media offerings, Sports Media: Transformation, Integration, Consumption examines sports media scholarship and its role in facilitating understanding of the increasingly complex world of sports media. Acknowledging that consumer demand for sports media content has influenced nearly every major technology innovation of the past several decades, chapters included herein assess existing scholarship while positing important future questions about the role sports media will play in the daily lives of sports fans worldwide. Contributions from well-known scholars are supplemented by work from younger researchers doing new work in this area. Developed for the Broadcast Education Association's Electronic Media Research series, this volume will be required reading for graduate and undergraduate students in media, communication, sociology, marketing, and sports management, and will serve as a valuable reference for future research in sports media.

Arab Cultural Studies

Arab Cultural Studies

Mapping the Field

  • Author: Tarik Sabry
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857730827
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
  • View: 400
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Arab Cultural Studies:Mapping the Field is the first attempt to explore ways of conceptualising and theorising the nascent field of Arab cultural studies. It reflects and engages in an interdisciplinary discussion on the different facets of Arab cultural studies, including gender, economy, epistemology, language, method, politics, literary and cultural criticism, institutionalization, popular culture, creativity and much more. The book presents a meta-narrative about how scholars have thus far thought and re-thought the field. It brings together prominent and emerging experts, writing from both Arab and Western academia, to engage with key complex, epistemic and methodological questions and to articulate in the meantime the new kinds of language and hermeneutics necessary for the appropriation of an historically conscious and coherent field of scientific enquiry into contemporary Arab media, culture and society.

Time, Media and Modernity

Time, Media and Modernity

  • Author: E. Keightley
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137020687
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 241
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A wide ranging, interdisciplinary exploration of media time and mediated temporalities. The chapters explore the diverse ways in which time is articulated by media technologies, the way time is constructed, represented and communicated in cultural texts, and how it is experienced in different social contexts and environments.

Presumed Intimacy: Parasocial Interaction in Media, Society and Celebrity Culture

Presumed Intimacy: Parasocial Interaction in Media, Society and Celebrity Culture

  • Author: Chris Rojek
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745698123
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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‘Presumed intimacy’ refers to a relationship that requires instant trust, confidence, disclosure and the recognition of vulnerability. Chris Rojek investigates the impact of relationships of ‘presumed intimacy’, where audiences form strong identifications with mediated others, whether they be celebrities, political personae or online friends. Arguing that the way the media are able to manage these relationships is a significant aspect of their power structure, the core of the book is an investigation into the complicity of the media in encouraging presumed intimacy and the cultural, social and political consequences arising from this. Beyond this, it examines how intimacy is performed as a masquerade in many social settings – the scripts we follow in social settings that try to manufacture a shortcut to intimacy. A compelling look into mediated relationships in the network society, Presumed Intimacy will be a key contribution to the critical analysis of society, media and culture.

Media Technologies

Media Technologies

Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society

  • Author: Tarleton Gillespie,Pablo J. Boczkowski,Kirsten A. Foot
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262525372
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 325
  • View: 5000
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Scholars from communication and media studies join those from science and technology studies to examine media technologies as complex, sociomaterial phenomena.