Questioning the Media by John D. H. Downing
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Questioning the Media
By John D. H. Downing

Questioning the Media

A Critical Introduction 2nd Revised edition


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Questioning the Media by John D. H. Downing

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The new edition of this successful text has been updated and extensively revised to provide students with an engaging introduction to media studies. Practical and accessible, Questioning the Media invites readers to be active participants in the process of understanding the importance of the media today. New chapters on media and identity, global media influences, computer-mediated communication, feminist media theories, popular music and news coverage of AIDS enhance the previous collection of original works by distinguished contributors. With helpful introductions to each section and chapter, this innovative volume offers diverse critical perspectives on media studies, political economy, cultural studies, the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, feminism, audience ethnography and cultural dependency. Students can examine thoroughly topics in mass culture, technology, international communication and more. Throughout the book sophisticated terms and concepts are explained, making this the ideal critical introduction to media studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803971974
ISBN-10: 0803971974
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 3-May-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John D. H. Downing

John Downing is Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the Univeristy of Texas, Austin. He is a co-editor of Questioning the Media (1990) and has contributed to the journals Media, Culture & Society and Discourse & Society Dr Ali Mohammadi is Reader in the Department of English and Media Studies at Nottingham Trent University. He is co-author with Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi, of Small Media, Big Revolution: Communication and Culture and The Iranian Revolution (1994). He is also co-editor of Questioning the Media (1994) CONTRIBUTORS OUTSIDE WESTERN HEMISPHERE Oliver Boyd-Barrett University of Leicester Cees Hamelink University of Amsterdam Ralph Negrine University of Leicester John Tomlinson Nottingham Trent University

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