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Author Laughey, Dan.

Title Key themes in media theory / Dan Laughey.

Published Maidenhead, Eng. ; New York : Open University Press, 2007.

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Physical description vii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [206]-222) index.
Contents 1 What is media theory? 1 -- What are media? 1 -- What is theory? 3 -- What is media theory? 4 -- 2 Behaviourism and media effects 7 -- Lasswell's chain of communication and propaganda technique 8 -- Wertham: Seduction of the Innocent 12 -- Cantril: The Invasion from Mars 16 -- Cultivation theory 20 -- Agenda-setting and social functions of media 21 -- Two-step flow and the phenomenistic approach 23 -- Uses and gratifications theory 26 -- 3 Modernity and medium theory 30 -- Innis: The Bias of Communication 31 -- McLuhan: the medium is the message 33 -- Benjamin: art and mechanical reproduction 38 -- Leavises and the Lynds 41 -- Riesman and Hoggart: other-directed character and its uses of literacy 44 -- Williams: technology and cultural form 46 -- Habermas: media and the public sphere 48 -- 4 Structuralism and semiotics 54 -- Saussure and Barthes: language and myth 55 -- Hall: Encoding/Decoding, ideology and hegemony 60 -- Glasgow Media Group: the ideology of news 65 -- Williamson: the ideology of ads 67 -- Morley: the Nationwide audience 69 -- Hebdige: Subculture 71 -- Foucault: discourse and disciplinary society 73 -- 5 Interactionism and structuration 78 -- Goffman: self-presentation 79 -- Meyrowitz: No Sense of Place 84 -- Horton and Wohl: personae and para-social interaction 86 -- Thompson: mediated quasi-interaction 88 -- Labelling theory and moral panics 91 -- Giddens: structuration theory 96 -- 6 Feminisms and gender 100 -- Radical feminism 101 -- Mulvey: the male gaze 102 -- Modleski and Radway: mass-produced fantasies for women 105 -- McRobbie: the ideology of teenage femininity 107 -- Ang: pleasure and the ideology of mass culture 111 -- Butler: Gender Trouble 113 -- Postfeminism and the third wave 115 -- Masculinity in crisis 117 -- 7 Political economy and postcolonial theory 122 -- Adorno: culture industry or cultural industries? 123 -- Media and cultural imperialism 127 -- Herman and Chomsky: Manufacturing Consent 130 -- Critical political economy 134 -- Said: Orientalism 138 -- 'The postcolonial' and race 142 -- 8 Postmodernity and the information society 147 -- Baudrillard: hyperreality and simulation 148 -- Boorstin and Debord: the image and the spectacle 152 -- Jameson: pastiche and intertextuality 154 -- Lyotard: the decline of metanarratives 157 -- Information society 160 -- Ritzer: McDonaldization 165 -- 9 Consumerism and everyday life 169 -- Fiske: consumer resistance 170 -- De Certeau: everyday tactics 173 -- Textual poachers and fandom 176 -- Silverstone: the cycle of consumption and mediated experience 179 -- Diffused audience and consumer authority 182 -- Bourdieu: the habitus and field theory 186 -- 10 Debating media theory 194.
Subject Mass media.
Mass media -- Philosophy.
Mass media and culture.
Mass media and culture -- Case studies.
ISBN 0335218148 (cased)
9780335218141 (cased)
033521813X (paperback)
9780335218134 (paperback)