Key Issues and Debates
- Eoin Devereux - University of Limerick, Ireland
Communication and Media Studies (General) | Mass Communication (General)
Each individual chapter begins with a concise definition of the concept(s) under investigation. This is followed by a 5,000 word discussion on the current state of play within research on the specific area. Chapters contain case-studies and illustrative materials from Europe, North America, Australasia and beyond. Each chapter concludes with annotated notes, which guide the student-reader in terms of future study.
With a preface by Denis McQuail, contributors include Janet McCabe, John Corner, David Croteau, William Hoynes, Natalie Fenton, Jenny Kitzinger, Jeroen de Kloet, Liesbet van Zoonen, Sonia Livingstone and Greg Philo.
"The topics covered show a fine awareness of the media's roles in advanced consumer societies, and the book offers student excellent tools with which to critically analyze those roles."
The content enhance critical thinking of contemporary media scholars
This is a comprehensive book that contains critical evaluations and analysis of several theories and concepts that are very relevant to media and communication studies.
Very good and clear book. Essential for both tutors and students. Very updated for the ever changing interests of undergrads.
An excellent range of chapters on key debates and themes in media studies; an accessible text for undergraduates.