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Culture and Power : A Media, Culture & Society Reader - Paddy Scannell

Culture and Power

A Media, Culture & Society Reader

By: Paddy Scannell (Editor), Philip Schlesinger (Editor), Colin Sparks (Editor)

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Published: 1st April 1992
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This broad-ranging book presents an introduction to the issues and debates which are currently central to media studies, drawn from major articles published in the journal <I>Media, Culture & Society </I>in the period 1985 - 1991. <P></P><P>The first part outlines and surveys some key theoretical developments in media studies such as the increased use of feminist and cultural studies approaches to the media and the development of the postmodernism debate. The second part addresses the key area of recent research around the audience; the last section addresses the public sphere. Drawing together key work from the breadth of current critical media research, <B>Culture and Power </B>is an invaluable student textbook and a complement to</P>

`This is a much-needed and timely follow-up to an earlier reader by the well-respected communication journal Media Culture & Society. This recent reader consists of 15 publications taken from the period 1985-1991, subdivided into three main sections or parts: culture and power, the audience and everyday life, and the media and public life... This comprehensive reader of integrated critical media research will surely become an invaluable asset for all those scholars and students of media studies struggling to place power relations back at the centre of the debate about the nature and dynamics of the culture-society readership.' - Canadian Journal of Communication



`This reader of articles drawn from Media, Culture and Society presents a strong cross-section of studies which examine the importance of power for the study of culture. This book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the analysis of popular culture, the negotiation of the meaning of cultural texts, and the production of cultural forms' - The Canadian Journal of Sociology

Introduction
Culture And Power
Culture and Power
The State of Research
Popular Culture and Social Control in Late Capitalism
Post-Marxism
Critical Postmodernism and Cultural Studies
Feminism and Cultural Studies
Media, Ethnicity and Identity
The Audience And Everyday Life
Text, Readers and Contexts of Reading
Reading Reception
Mediation and Transparency in Viewers' Reception of a TV Programme
Teenage Girls Reading Jackie
What's the Meaning of This? Viewers' Plural Sense-Making of TV News
The Politics of Polysemy
Television News, Everyday Consciousness and Political Action
Women as Audience
The Experience of Unwaged Women of the Performing Arts
The Media And Public Life
The Alternative Public Realm
The Organization of the 1980s Anti-Nuclear Press in West Germany and Britain
The Popular Press and Political Democracy
From Production to Propaganda?
Public Service Broadcasting and Modern Public Life
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ISBN: 9780803986312
ISBN-10: 0803986319
Series: Media, Culture and Society Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st April 1992
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57