Global Media Discourse
A Critical Introduction
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Global Media Discourse by Theo Van Leeuwen
Book DescriptionFeaturing a wide range of exercises, examples, and images, this textbook provides a practical way of analyzing the discourses of the global media industries. Building on a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of global media communication, specific case studies of lifestyle and entertainment media are explored with examples from films, global women's magazines, Vietnamese news reporting and computer war games. Finally, this book investigates how global media communication is produced, looking at the formats, languages and images used in creating media materials, both globally and in localized forms. At a time when the media is becoming increasingly global, often with the same films, news and television programmes shown all over the world; Global Media Discourse provides an accessible, lively introduction into how globalization is changing the language and communicative practices of the media. Integrating a range of approaches, including political economy, discourse analysis and ethnography, this book will be of particular interest to students of media and communication studies, applied linguistics, and (critical) discourse analysis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415359450
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Theo Van Leeuwen
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Voice, Hardback (September 2010)
Perspectives on the voice and technology, from discussions of voice mail and podcasts to reflections on dance and sound poetry.
Language of New Media Design, Paperback (July 2008)
Presents methods on the design and analysis of a variety of non-linear texts, from websites to CD-ROMs. This book explores a range of models for analyzing and constructing multimedia products. For various models, it outlines the theoretical background and demonstrates usage from students' coursework such as websites and other multimedia products.
Discourse and Practice, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Theo Van Leeuwen
This book presents a new theory of discourse, arguing that our understanding of texts ultimately rests on our practices and on what we do. It will be welcomed by students and researchers looking for a form of discourse analysis that is explicit and methodical as well as socially and critically relevant.
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