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Media Studies examines the new and rapidly developing field of media studies to discover what insights it has to offer students and general readers as they negotiate their way through the new - and thoroughly saturated - media environment. Explores how recent changes in our media affect the way we watch older media like television, movies, and radio, and offer up rich new interactive media, like video games and the internet The perfect introduction to the field of media studies Chronicles the recent dramatic changes in communication technologies, arguing that most of life itself is now experienced as 'mediated' Discusses the development of cable and satellite television, VCRs, DVDs, the internet and personal computers Emphasizes the broader political, social, and economic context within which these important new technologies have developed
Andrea L. Press is Chair of Media Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Women Watching Television and the co-author (with Elizabeth Cole) of Speaking of Abortion, and has published widely in the areas of media reception and feminist theory. Bruce A. Williams is Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, and the author of After the News: Media Regimes and the New Information Environment (with Michael X. Delli Carpini) and Democracy, Dialogue, and Environmental Disputes: The Contested Languages of Social Regulation (with Albert Matheny). His current research interests focus on the role of a changing media environment in shaping citizenship in the United States.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Modem Life Is a Media Experience
A Tale of Two Hurricanes
What Is a Media Environment?
The Importance of Changing Media Environments
The electronic media
Media in the Twenty-First Century: What Has Changed?
The age of the internet
Ownership and Control in the New Media Environment
Patterns of Media Ownership and Control
Ownership and Control of the Media: Assumptions and Realities
Alternative models of media ownership
Who owns the media?
Ownership and control in a global context
Does It Matter? The Consequences of Concentration and Conglomeration
The argument for market-driven media
The argument against market-driven media
What this means today
Media and Democracy
Changing Media Environments and Changing Democratic Politics
Why nervous liberals are still with us: The enduring problem of propaganda
John Dewey and the reconstruction of media and democratic politics
Empirical research: How do media actually affect citizens?
Television and the "Age of Broadcast News"
Politics in the New Media Environment
Studying Popular Culture: Texts, Reception, and Cultural Studies
Introduction: Hollywood and Representations of Reality
Media Studies and the Study of Reception: A Brief History of Its Methods and Findings
Studying Inequalities: Class, Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Media Studies
A Critical Perspective on Inequality in Media Studies
The Frankfurt School
Media studies research findings on class, gender, race, and sexuality
Gender in Media Studies Research: Are Gender Roles Culturally Reproduced?
Film and gender: Issues of reception and representation
Television and gender: Issues of reception and representation
Media and Race
Studying Media Texts and Their Reception in the New Media Environment
Transformative Images in the New Media Environment
Globalization and the new shape of media identities
Media Reception Research in the New Media Environment
Global reception in the new media environment
Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Class Inequality in New Media Reception: A New Study
New Studies: Gender and Social Class Identities in the New Media Environment
Politics, Media Impact and Use, and the New Media Environment
Old and New Media in the Individualized Media Environment: The New Media Environment Is Never Just New Media
Bias in old media and new
Civic engagement in the new media environment
Americans and Political Discussion: How the New Media Environment Is Changing the Civic Landscape
We Are Living in a Mediated Age
The Complexity of Our Relationship With the Media
Human Agency in Media Decisions and Directions
In Closing: The Case of the RFID
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