A Critical Approach
By (author) Nick Couldry
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Media Rituals by Nick Couldry
Book DescriptionMedia Rituals rethinks our accepted concepts of ritual behaviour for a media-saturated age. It connects ritual directly with questions of power, government, and surveillance and explores the ritual space which the media construct and where their power is legitimated. Drawing on sociological and anthropological approaches to the study of ritual, Couldry applies the work of theorists such as Durkheim, Bourdieu and Bloch to a number of important media arenas: the public media event; reality TV; Webcam sites; talk shows and docu-soaps; media pilgrimages; the construction of celebrity. In a final chapter, he imagines a different world where the media's ritual power is less, because the possibilities of participation in media production are more evenly shared.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415270144
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Social theory needs to be completely rethought in a world of digital media and social media platforms driven by data processes.
Ethics of Media, Hardback (June 2013)
Ethics of Media reopens the question of media ethics. Taking an exploratory rather than prescriptive approach, an esteemed collection of contributors tackle the diverse areas of moral questioning at work within various broadcasting practices, accommodating the plurality and complexity of present-day ethical challenges posed by the world of media.
Media, Society, World, Hardback (May 2012)
Media are fundamental to our sense of living in a social world. Since the beginning of modernity, media have transformed the scale on which we act as social beings. And now in the era of digital media, media themselves are being transformed as platforms, content, and producers multiply.
Why Voice Matters, Paperback (June 2010)» View all books by Nick Couldry
An impassioned manifesto for how 'voice' might be used to counter neo-liberal ideologies in the future, from a star name in the field of media, communication and cultural studies
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