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By Dan Laughey

"Key topics in Media Theory is splendidly wide-ranging and deservedly destined to turn into a key textual content for college kids of Media Studies."
Professor John Storey, collage of Sunderland, united kingdom

"The best possible textual content books aren't simply summaries of advanced rules for a pupil viewers or an advent to a severe canon; some of the best upload whatever to the canon they replicate upon, and Dan Laughey’s Key issues in Media Theory is one such booklet. [It] isn't a way to an finish, as many such books will be. fairly it's a motivational primer, and person who should still ship either scholars and academics heading to the library to learn the theorists awarded right here back, for the 1st time."
Richard Berger, paintings, layout, Media; the better schooling Academy, UK

  • what's media idea?
  • How do media have an effect on our activities, reviews and ideology?
  • In what methods do media serve robust political and financial pursuits?
  • Is media consumerism bad or is it empowering?

Key topics in Media Theory presents a radical and important creation to the main theories of media stories. it truly is designated in bringing jointly diverse colleges of media concept right into a unmarried, complete textual content, reading extensive the information of key media theorists comparable to Lasswell, McLuhan, corridor, Williams, Barthes, Adorno, Baudrillard and Bourdieu.

utilizing updated case reviews the ebook embraces media of their daily cultural types – tune, web, movie, tv, radio, newspapers and magazines – to permit a clearer view of the ‘big photo’ of media theory.

In ten succinct chapters Dan Laughey discusses a vast diversity of topics, concerns and views that tell our modern figuring out of media creation and intake. those include:

  • Behaviourism and media results
  • Feminist media concept
  • Postmodernity and knowledge society
  • Political economic system
  • Media consumerism

With photographs and diagrams to demonstrate bankruptcy topics, examples that observe media thought to media perform, steered examining on the finish of each bankruptcy, and an invaluable word list of keyword phrases, this e-book is the definitive advisor to realizing media theory.

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