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The media reader : continuity and transformation

Author: Hugh Mackay
Publisher: London : SAGE Publ., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Repr. of the ed. 1999View all editions and formats

This text is an essential sourcebook of key statements about transformations in media culture. Focusing on questions of democracy, technology and culture, it provides theoretical approaches to past  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Mackay
ISBN: 0761962506 9780761962502
OCLC Number: 179731019
Description: XIV, 425 Seiten
Contents: PART ONE: MASS COMMUNICATION AND THE MODERN WORLDThe Media and Modernity - John ThompsonCorporate Dynamics and Broadcasting Futures - Graham MurdockThe Technology and the Society - Raymond WilliamsWhen Old Technologies Were New - Carolyn Marvin Implementing the FutureThe Wireless Age - Patrice Flichy Radio BroadcastingPART TWO: UNDERSTANDING `TRANSFORMATIONS' IN MEDIA CULTURENo Sense of Place - Joshua Meyrowitz The Impact of Electronic Media on Social BehaviourInformation Technology and the Myth of Abundance - Anthony SmithWhat Information Society? - Frank WebsterCultural Globalisation - John Tomlinson Placing and Displacing the WestThe Global Media in the Late 1990s - Edward Herman and Robert McChesneyPopular Culture on a Global Scale - Simon During A Challenge for Cultural Studies?PART THREE: NEW MEDIA FOR NEW TIMESBroadcasting is Dead. Long Live Digital Choice - Jeanette SteemersMaking Television News in the Satellite Age - Brent MacGregorThe Virtual Community - Howard Rheingold Finding Connection in a Computerised WorldIdentity in the Age of the Internet - Sherry TurkleThe Development of Interactive Games - Leslie HaddonPART FOUR: FUTURE PERFECT?Reimagined Communities? New Media, New Possibilities - David Morley and Kevin RobinsThe World Wide Web of Surveillance - David Lyon The Internet and Off-World Power FlowsIn the Realm of Uncertainty - Ien Ang The Global Village and Capitalist PostmodernityRemote Control? Politics, Technology and 'Electronic Democracy' - John StreetAn Introduction to the Information Age - Manuel Castells
Responsibility: ed. by Hugh Mackay and Tim OS̉ullivan.


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`This book represents a valuable resource in helping students make sense of the rapid and perplexing changes in media technologies and institutions from a range of perspectives.... I shall certainly Read more...

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