The Media Reader
Continuity and Transformation
- Hugh Mackay - Open University in Wales, United Kingdom
- Tim O'Sullivan - De Montfort University, UK
Cultural Studies (General) | Mass Communication (General)
The Media Reader is an essential sourcebook of key statements about transformations in media culture. The Reader explores the technological, economic, social and cultural processes implicated in the production, regulation, circulation and consumption of media forms. It applies theoretical approaches, supported by a range of case studies, to past and present media transformations.
Divided into four parts: Mass Communications and the Modern World; Understanding `Transformations' in Media Culture; New Media for New Times; Future Perfect?, this Reader provides a framework for examining many of the key transformations in the contemporary media environment. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students alike.
`This book represents a valuable resource in helping students make sense of the rapid and perplexing changes in media technologies and institutions from a range of perspectives.... I shall certainly be recommending The Media Reader to my students' - Convergence
"Alertness to the chaning terms of debate, familiarity with the latest scholarship and a shrewd, practical sense of what works in teaching makes this collection a very worthwhile addition to course reading lists."