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Media and Society examines the role of the media in contemporary society and analyses representations of the world found in advertisements, film, television, photographs and language. It clearly presents theoretical approaches and includes many examples, definitions, issues questions and explanations to aid students' understanding. New this this Edition Updated case studies and 'Issues' boxes, which encourage students to reflect further on the issues discussed in each chapter. Margin notes and design make the text simple for students to navigate. This title is also available as an eBook through VitalSource. If you have any questions about this format, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Michael O'Shaughnessy has taught film and media studies for over twenty-five years in UK and Australian universities. Jane Stadler is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Queensland.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Plates
List of Tables
Introduction: The Media-world
Getting Ready: The Media and Media Studies
Defining the Media
What Do the Media Do to Us? Media and Society
What's in a Name? Language and the Social Construction of Reality
Mediation and Representation
Texts, Meanings, and Audiences
New Media and Technological Development
Pictures: Semiotic Analysis
Reading Images and Advertisements
Model Essay: Semiotic Analysis of an Advertisement
Making Sense: Discourse, Ideology, and Hegemony
Defining Discourse and Ideology
Where Are Discourses and Ideologies Found?
Dominant Ideology and Hegemony
Culture Jamming and Counter-hegemony
Stories: Approaches For Narrative Analysis
Genres, Codes, and Conventions
The Language of Film: American Beauty
Narrative Structure and Binary Oppositions
Documentary and Reality TV
Media and Identity: Representation, Impact, and Influence
Feminism, Postfeminism, and Ideologies of Femininity
Ideologies and Discourses of Masculinity
Ethnicity, Ideology, and the Media
Stars and Celebrities
But they Keep Moving the Posts: Postmodern and Global Perspectives
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