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Mediamaking by Lawrence Grossberg
Book DescriptionTaking a unique approach to the study of mass communication and cultural studies, MediaMaking is a volume that presents the current knowledge about the relationship between media, culture, and society. What sets this volume apart from competing texts is the approach taken and the distinguished scholarship. Rather than examining each major medium separately (newspapers, books, magazines, radio, television, film), the authors contend that mass communication cannot be studied apart from the other institutions in society and the other dimensions of social life-each is shaping and defining the other. They hold that media can only be understood in relation to their context-institutional, economic, social, cultural, and historical. As such, this book explores the variety of ways in which the media are involved in our social lives. The authors explore the different relationships between the media and the systems of social value and social differences that organize power in contemporary society. They examine how the media are reproduced and consumed and what they produce in turn. Theoretically and analytically organized with sections on media's relation to behavior, politics, media effects, the public, globalization, organizations, meaning , and ideology, this text offers students a more comprehensive understanding of the nature of media communication processes-an absolutely necessary part of understanding contemporary life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761925446
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lawrence Grossberg
Cultural Studies in the Future Tense, Paperback (November 2010)
One of the leading figures in cultural studies offers a powerful critique of the present state of the field and, more broadly, of the intellectual left, especially in the Anglo-American academy.
Cultural Studies, Paperback (May 2006)
First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Caught in the Crossfire, Hardback (May 2005)
Reveals how the US has changed from a society that celebrates childhood into one that is afraid of its own children.
New Keywords, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Lawrence Grossberg
Showcases 142 signed entries - from art, commodity, and fundamentalism to youth, utopia, the virtual, and the West - that capture the practices, institutions, and debates of contemporary society. This book builds on Raymond Williams' classic "Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society", by reflecting the transformation in culture and society.
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Author Biography - Lawrence Grossberg
Dr. Wartella is Professor of Communication Studies and of Psychology at Northwestern University. Ellen is a leading scholar of the role of media in children's development. Currently she is a co-principal investigator on a 5-year multi-site research project entitled: "IRADS Collaborative Research: Influence of Digital Media on Very Young Children" funded by the National Science Foundation (2006-2011).
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