Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Media and Their Publics by Michael Higgins

So central is the public to discussions of the role of broadcasting in civil society that it routinely passes without comment. "Media and Their Publics" offers a critical insight into this key component of media policy and practice. Ideas and activities around public opinion, public interest and public service are introduced and opened to question, as are various routines of framing public voices, representing the public and public advocacy. The book draws upon and develops a distinction between political and cultural forms of public, showing that while both draw upon similar sets of assumptions they give rise to quite different issues of empowerment and control.The book addresses the shift of the political public towards marketisation. It examines representations of the citizenry in the studio audience as well as through media institutions, and looks too at the place of populism and entertainment in the public sphere. The parallel development of a cultural media public is presented within regimes of value and judgment, and presented as part of a politics of representation. The book scrutinizes the discursive arrangements of public participation formats, outlining a number of techniques in claiming public legitimacy and the performance and politics of public authenticity. Also examined is the construction of a legitimated form of expertise in the public sphere, together with a discussion of its limits. Throughout "Media and Their Publics", shows in clear and persuasive terms how the relationship between media and the various discourses of public are central in understanding wider issues of politics, governance, and cultural influence.

Buy Media and Their Publics by Michael Higgins from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780335219292
ISBN-10: 0335219292
Format: Paperback
(90mm x 60mm x 5mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Media and Their Publics by Michael Higgins

Book Reviews - Media and Their Publics by Michael Higgins

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Media and Their Publics book by Michael Higgins and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins lectures in Journalism and Communications at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on news discourse, national identity, and the popularisation of politics.

Books By Michael Higgins

Belligerent Broadcasting by Michael Higgins
Hardback, September 2016
Chronicles of Conan Volume 30 by Michael Higgins
Paperback, December 2015
Transformers Classics by Michael Higgins
Paperback, May 2015