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Title The media reader : continuity and transformation / edited by Hugh Mackay and Tim O'Sullivan.

Published London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.23 MEDI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 425 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Mass communication and the modern world. 1. The media and modernity / John Thompson. 2. Corporate dynamics and broadcasting futures / Graham Murdock. 3. The technology and the society / Raymond Williams. 4. When old technologies were new: implementing the future / Carolyn Marvin. 5. The wireless age: radio broadcasting / Patrice Flichy -- Pt. II. Understanding 'transformations' in media culture. 6. No sense of place: the impact of electronic media on social behavior / Joshua Meyrowitz. 7. Information technology and the myth of abundance / Anthony Smith. 8. What information society? / Frank Webster. 9. Cultural globalisation: placing and displacing the west / John Tomlinson. 10. The global media in the late 1990s / Edward Herman and Robert McChesney. 11. Popular culture on a global scale: a challenge for cultural studies? / Simon During -- Pt. III. New media for new times. 12. Broadcasting is dead. Long live digital choice / Jeanette Steemers.
13. Making television news in the satellite age / Brent MacGregor. 14. The virtual community: finding connection in a computerised world / Howard Rheingold. 15. Identity in the age of the internet / Sherry Turkle. 16. The development of interactive games / Leslie Haddon -- Pt. IV. Future perfect? 17. Reimagined communities? New media, new possibilities / David Morley and Kevin Robins. 18. The world wide web of surveillance: the internet and off-world power flows / David Lyon. 19. In the realm of uncertainty: the global village and capitalist postmodernity / Ien Ang. 20. Remote control? Politics, technology and 'electronic democracy' / John Street. 21. An introduction to the information age / Manuel Castells.
Summary 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? the book provides a framework for examining many of the key transformations in the contemporary media environment; as such it will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students alike.
Other author O'Sullivan, Tim, 1952-
Mackay, Hugh.
Subject Mass media.
ISBN 0761962492
0761962506 (paperback)