The Media and Cultural Production
By (author) Eric Louw
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Media and Cultural Production by Eric Louw
Book DescriptionThis book offers a fresh and accessible introduction to the relationship between media power and cultural production. By marshalling a range of theoretical perspectives from political economy and cultural studies, The Media and Cultural Production invites the reader to analyze the relationship between the making of meaning, political, economic and social power and the machinery of cultural production - the media. The book: critically examines the notion of the 'cultural industries'; examines the regulatory framework in which the cultural industries operate; looks at the impact of globalization on cultural production; explores the way in which meaning is both produced and contested. The Media and Cultural Production demonstrates how concepts in communication and cultural studies can be mobilized to analyze cultural production in a range of contexts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761965831
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eric Louw
Roots of the Pax Americana, Paperback (February 2015)
This fascinating book examines how and why Americans built an informal trading empire and why the British Empire needed to be removed before a Pax Americana could be built. It offers a systematic explanation for the rise of this super empire, and explains in detail how it is governed.
Media and Society, Paperback (January 2015)
A cutting-edge, student focused introduction to the broad field of media, culture and society. Louw and Carah critically explore the emergence of interactive, social and mobile media, alongside established questions of production, content and participation.
Media and Political Process, Paperback (February 2010)
Lively, approachable, critical and fully updated edition of Eric Louw's assessment of media activity and political communication in liberal democracies.
Managing Computer Viruses, Paperback (August 1992)» View all books by Eric Louw
New computer viruses appear almost daily. They, and other software menaces, represent an ongoing threat to the security of information systems. This book gives an overview of the problem and an explanation of how organizations can deal with it, both from a managerial and a technical point of view.
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Author Biography - Eric Louw
Eric Louw, School of Communication & Arts, University of Queensland, previously worked for a number of South African universities (University of South Africa, University of Natal and Rand Afrikaans University), and ran a NGO engaged in development work. His books include: Media and Society: production, content and participation (SAGE, 2015), The Media and Political Process (SAGE, 2010), The Media and Cultural Production (SAGE, 2001), The Roots of the Pax Americana (MUP, 2010), New Voices Over the Air: The Transformation of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (Hampton Press, 2010), South African Media Policy (1995), and The Rise, Fall and Legacy of Apartheid (Praeger, 2005). Louw has published widely in the fields of political communication, South African media and South African political discourse. His current research is focusing on the transformation of South Africa.
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