Key Issues and Debates
Edited by Eoin Devereux
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Media Studies by Eoin Devereux
Book DescriptionPreface by Professor Denis McQuail Bringing together a range of renowned and newly emerging scholars in the field, this book examines eighteen key issues within contemporary media studies. Written in an accessible student-friendly style, Media Studies - Key Issues and Debates will be an authoritative landmark text for undergraduate students and teachers alike. Each individual chapter begins with a concise definition of the concept(s) under investigation. This is followed by a 5,000 word discussion on the current state of play within research on the specific area. Chapters contain case-studies and illustrative materials from Europe, North America, Australasia and beyond. Each chapter concludes with annotated notes, which guide the student-reader in terms of future study. Contributors include: - Janet McCabe - John Corner - David Croteau and William Hoynes - Natalie Fenton - Jenny Kitzinger - Jeroen de Kloet and Liesbet van Zoonen - Sonia Livingstone - Greg Philo 'The topics covered show a fine awareness of the media's roles in advanced consumer societies, and the book offers students excellent tools with which to critically analyse those roles...Eoin Devereux is to be congratulated, and his book should be widely read and used. ' - Media International Australia
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412929837
(232mm x 186mm x 23mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eoin Devereux
Understanding the Media, Paperback (December 2013)
"Accessibly written and very well-structured, the book will be one of those you go back to time and time again throughout your studies. In addition it also offers that much-needed, little-found extra in a textbook: critical engagement with media and society. A joy for those of us teaching the subject" - Joke Hermes, University of Amsterdam
Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities, Paperback (February 2012)» View all books by Eoin Devereux
As leader of The Smiths and as a solo-artiste, Morrissey has consistently provoked a response from fans and critics alike in which there are no half-measures. This book examines the many complexities and contradictions that make up one of the most important, iconic and controversial figures within recent popular culture and alternative music.
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Author Biography - Eoin Devereux
Dr. Eoin Devereux is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University of Limerick and Adjunct Professor in Contemporary Culture at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. He is the author of the academic best-seller Understanding The Media now in its 3rd edition (SAGE, 2014), co-editor of David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (with Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power, Routledge, 2015) and co-editor of Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities (with Dillane and Power, Intellect, 2012). Eoin is a founding member of two research clusters at UL namely the 'Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster' and the 'Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster'. In 2014, he co-organised the Limerick City of Culture music legacy project The Pigtown Fling with sonic artist Dr. John Samuel Greenwood and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries. He was also recently selected by SAGE to present a series of short video lectures on a range of themes including the work of Stuart Hall; Fandom; Ideology and Media Representations of Poverty for their Media and Communications tutorials and case study videos. He tweets daily as @drdevereux and in his spare time DJ's, organises an event called Manchester Night, gardens and writes short fiction. His most recently published flash fiction story 'Mrs Flood' came second in the RTE Radio 1 '100 Words, 100 Books' competition and was published by O'Brien Press in 2014.
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