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Author: James Curran; David Hesmondhalgh
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th editionView all editions and formats

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New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
(DLC) 2019008566
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Curran; David Hesmondhalgh
ISBN: 9781501340734 1501340735
OCLC Number: 1088604672
Notes: Earlier editions published as: Mass media and society.
Description: x, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: IntroductionPart 1 Media and Society: General Perspectives 1. The Global Internet, Jack Linchuan Qiu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)2. Popular Culture, Marwan Kraidy (University of Pennsylvania, USA)3. Media, Gender and Feminism, Susan Douglas (University of Michigan, USA)4. Media and Neo-liberalism, Mike Berry (Cardiff University, UK)5. Communication Power: Mass Communication, Mass Self- Communication, and Power Relationships in the Network Society, Manuel Castells (University of Southern California, USA)Part 2 Media Systems, Production and Platforms6. Did Digitalisation Democratise the Media Industries?, David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds, UK)7. The Mediations of Data, Alison Powell (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)8. Approaches to the Sociology of News, Michael Schudson (Columbia University, USA) 9. Western Media Systems in Comparative Perspective, Daniel Hallin (University of California, San Diego, USA) and Paolo Mancini (University of Perugia, Italy)10. Global Screen Industries, Michael Curtin (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)11. Digital Platforms, Globalization, and Culture, Aswin Punathambekar (University of Michigan Ann-Arbor, USA) and Sriram Mohan (University of Michigan Ann-Arbor, USA)Part 3 Problems and Challenges12. Journalism, Online and Offline, C. W. Anderson (University of Leeds, UK)13. The Media, `Race' and the Infrastructures of Empire, Paula Chakravartty (New York University, USA) 14. The Politics of Reality TV, Susan Murray (New York University, USA)15. Democratic Functions of Entertainment, James Curran (University of London, UK)16. The Political Impact of Media, Stephan Cushion (Cardiff University, UK)17. Media, Emotion and Affect, Kaarina Nikunen (Tampere University, Finland )List of ContributorsIndex
Other Titles: Mass media and society.
Responsibility: edited by James Curran and David Hesmondhalgh.


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