Understanding Television's Influences and Effects 2nd Revised edition
By (author) David Gauntlett
Moving Experiences by David Gauntlett
Book Description"David Gauntlett's analysis of media effects research is still timely, impressively thorough, and yet a pleasure to read. Published in this edition with excellent new material about his creative new alternatives to traditional 'effects' studies, this book is a must-have package for media students." -Annette Hill, Professor of Media Studies, University of Westminster Television, movies, and the media have been blamed for every kind of social problem and antisocial act, and countless studies have set out to quantify their harmful effects. In Moving Experiences, David Gauntlett argues that much of this blame is misplaced and that the methodology used to justify it is deeply flawed. Screen media are a central part of modern social life and an important influence upon how we see the world, but their "effects" will necessarily be complex and indirect. And many of the ill effects attributed to screen media are really the result of more serious social problems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780861966554
(5830mm x 3895mm x 13mm)
Imprint: John Libbey & Co Ltd
Publisher: John Libbey & Co
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author David Gauntlett
Making is Connecting, Hardback (March 2011)
* Sets out a compelling argument for the importance of making things and creativity for social wellbeing. * Argues that both online and offline, making things can foster deeper connections with the world and other people and that this can be used productively for society.
Media, Gender and Identity, Paperback (March 2008)
Offers an introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities. This book includes: an introduction to theorists such as Judith Butler, Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault; an outline of creative approaches, where identities are explored with video, drawing, or Lego bricks; and, a website with articles, interviews and links.
Creative Explorations, Paperback (April 2007)
Explores the ways in which researchers embrace people's creativity in order to understand social experience. This book outlines studies in which people have been asked to make visual things and then interpret them. It provides insights into how individuals present themselves, understand their own life story, and connect with the social world.
Web.Studies, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by David Gauntlett
The second edition combines fully revised chapters with fresh insights into the most pressing developments and controversies in cyberspace. It provides a comprehensive overview of web-based culture and the arts, the theories and methodology of cyber culture studies and the international context in which online activism continues to be debated.
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Author Biography - David Gauntlett
David Gauntlett is a professor of media studies at the University of Bournemouth and author of Media, Gender, and Identity; TV Living; and Web Studies.
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