Media and Communication
By (author) Paddy Scannell
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Media and Communication by Paddy Scannell
Book Description'!a great book, exciting, and very clearly written' - Klaus Schonbach, University of Amsterdam 'This book invites us to be more generous and imaginative than we have been in how we interpret the story of media research and it leads the way by embodying that spirit. The effects tradition and cultural studies will never look the same again' - John D Peters, University of Ohio 'This is an excellent book that provides students with a broad series of summary outlines of key thinkers on media and communication, without conflating the two terms' - Michael Pickering, University of Loughborough 'This is an original and lucid account of the emergence of two linked academic fields -- media studies or mass communication and cultural studies...Scannell, a historian of the BBC and a brilliant analyst of both radio and TV, writes knowledgeably and perceptively about intellectual developments on both sides of the Atlantic...It will inform both newcomers to the study of media and communication and experts who inhabit these fields but not their history.It is a good reference and a good read -- highly recommended' - Michael Schudson is Professor of Communication and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego Magisterial in scope, Media and Communication traces the historical development of media and communication studies. Media Studies itself has a short history but many antecedents, and in this comprehensive and compelling book, Paddy Scannell sets out to describe and analysize its formulation in North American and Europe. Media and Communication: - Offers an accessible and comprehensive analysis of the development of media and communication theory - Includes a summary outline of all the key thinkers - Looks at the study of communication across a range of disciplines--history, literature, sociology, philosophy and linguistics - Challenges readers to engage with the central importance of communication.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412902694
(231mm x 186mm x 16mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paddy Scannell
Television and the Meaning of 'Live', Hardback (December 2013)
This book is about the question of existence, the meaning of life . It is an enquiry into the contemporary human situation as disclosed by television. Passionate and sweeping in scale, this new book from a leading media scholar is a major contribution to our understanding of the media today.
Radio, TV and Modern Life, Paperback (November 1996)
Written by one of the foremost and widely-respected writers in the field, this volume sheds new light on the forms and premises of the communicative experience. In doing so, it challenges the theoretical positions of marxist and "political economy of media" analysts who focus largely on the structure of economic and social power within the media.
Culture and Power, Paperback (April 1992)» View all books by Paddy Scannell
Examines the nature of the relationship between culture and power in everyday life, in the media audience and in the cultural construction of identity.
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Author Biography - Paddy Scannell
Paddy Scannell worked for many years at the University of Westminster (London) where he and his colleagues established, in 1975, the first undergraduate degree program in Media Studies in the UK. He is a founding editor of Media, Culture and Society which began publication in 1979 and is now issued six times yearly. He is the author of A Social History of British Broadcasting, 1922-1939 which he wrote with David Cardiff, editor of Broadcast Talk and author of Radio, Television and Modern Life. He is currently working on a trilogy. The first volume, Media and Communication, was published in June 2007. Professor Scannell is now working on the second volume, Television and the Meaning of 'Live.' The third volume, Love and Communication, is in preparation. His research interests include broadcasting history and historiography, the analysis of talk, the phenomenology of communication and culture and communication in Africa.
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