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Image and Representation : Key Concepts in Media Studies : Second Edition - Nick Lacey

Image and Representation : Key Concepts in Media Studies

Second Edition

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Published: 15th April 2009
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Image and Representation 2e is a clear and straight-talking introduction to two of the most important concepts in film and media studies. Exploring media language and representation throughout a variety of visual texts, the book offers a balanced, in-depth guide to the essential theories and key issues. The book begins by introducing the basic components of image analysis, including mise en scene, framing and anchorage. It then elaborates on these key ideas to provide the reader with a more advanced understanding of media language and representation. From the contribution of semiotics and debates around authorial intent, to ideas about hegemony and issues around propaganda, Nick Lacey offers approachable explanations of complex ideas and terms. The new edition is also now updated to reflect recent changes in the field, with particular attention paid to new media technologies. Each chapter is packed with memorable examples from a wider range of media and provides greater global perspective on today's media landscape. Gradually building up the reader's knowledge to encourage independent thinking, this is an essential resource for students taking courses in media, cultural, communication and film studies at school, college or university.

Reviews of the first edition: '...illustrated with occasional diagrams, photographs and film stills, and divided into bite-size sections and subsections...this is a tightly structured, complete, coherent course.' - In The Picture 'This is a stimulating and helpful book, with loads of material and texts from a wide range of media. Despite having to bring in some difficult concepts, Nick Lacey's obvious love and enthusiasm for his subject should encourage and spur his target audience - the post-16 media student - to a more careful and critical approach to all aspects of media texts.' - AC Dewar, Media Education Journal 'I liked Lacey's tone to his reader: getting them involved, chatting to them almost, in the manner of Open University course books. This involvement with the reader is further reinforced by the number of exercises (again varying in difficulty) which the reader is expected to do...This is a stimulating and helpful book, with loads of material and texts from a wide range of media. Despite having to bring in some difficult concepts, Nick Lacey's obvious love and enthusiasm for his subject should encourage and spur his target audience - the post-16 media student - to a more careful and critical approach to all aspects of media texts.' - Media Education Journal 'At last, a straight forward foundation book on the analysis of image and representation. This book will teach everyone to read images.' - Customer Review, Amazon

List of Tablesp. vii
List of Figuresp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction to the First Editionp. 1
Introduction to the Second Editionp. 4
Introduction to Textual Analysisp. 6
`Seeing is believing'p. 6
Interpreting the world around usp. 6
Non-verbal communication (NVC)p. 9
Textual analysisp. 12
Formp. 13
Mise en scenep. 18
Making meaningp. 20
Medium and the messagep. 25
Context and meaningp. 30
Codes and conventionsp. 32
Analysing still textsp. 46
Images in sequencep. 51
Soundp. 60
Semioticsp. 63
Introduction to semioticsp. 63
Saussurep. 63
C. S. Peircep. 73
Barthesp. 74
Binary oppositionsp. 77
Semiotic analysis: Nokia 232p. 79
Advanced Textual Analysisp. 83
Introductionp. 83
High culture versus low culturep. 84
Audience readingsp. 87
Intertextualityp. 95
New media technologiesp. 97
Ideologyp. 100
Hegemonyp. 111
Discoursep. 114
Alternative textsp. 125
A history of Western imagesp. 137
Representationp. 146
Introductionp. 146
Dyer's typographyp. 146
Re-presentationp. 147
Types and stereotypesp. 147
Who does the re-presenting?p. 160
Audience and representationp. 161
Genre and representation: the Westernp. 165
Propaganda and public relationsp. 173
Representing Genderp. 190
Introductionp. 190
Representations of genderp. 190
Ways of Seeing genderp. 193
Gender, masquerade and the queering of the gazep. 198
Gender in magazines: More and Nutsp. 206
Female action heroesp. 214
Cindy Sherman: who are women?p. 225
Representation and Realityp. 228
Introductionp. 228
Defining realismp. 229
Realism and filmp. 238
Formal realism in documentariesp. 242
Representing the world in the newsp. 256
Representing the war in Iraqp. 268
Other representationsp. 271
Conclusionp. 276
Biblographyp. 278
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780230203358
ISBN-10: 0230203353
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 15th April 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2