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Culture, Society and the Media - Michael Gurevitch

Culture, Society and the Media

By: Michael Gurevitch (Editor), Janet Wollacott (Editor), Tony Bennett (Editor), James Curran (Editor)

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Published: 15th April 1982
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This book discusses two related themes concerning the role and processes of mass communication in society. The first deals with questions regarding the power of the media: how should it be defined? how is it wielded and by whom? are previous approaches and answers to such questions adequate? The second theme revolves around the divisions between the liberal pluralist and Marxist approaches to the analysis of the nature of the media. These divisions have, in recent years, been fundamental to the debate concerning the understanding of the role of mass communication, and the examination of them in this book will challenge the reader to look more closely at a number of assumptions that have long been taken for granted.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Prefacep. 1
Class, Ideology and the Mediap. 5
Introductionp. 7
The Study of the Media: Theoretical Approachesp. 11
Theories of the Media, Theories of Societyp. 30
The Rediscovery of 'Ideology'; Return of the Repressed in Media Studiesp. 56
Messages and Meaningsp. 91
Media Organizationsp. 113
Introductionp. 115
Large Corporations and the Control of the Communications Industriesp. 118
Negotiation of Control in Media Organizations and Occupationsp. 151
Cultural Dependency and the Mass Mediap. 174
The Power of the Mediap. 197
Introductionp. 199
Communications, Power and Social Orderp. 202
The Political Effects of Mass Communicationp. 236
How the Media Report Racep. 268
Media, 'Reality', Significationp. 287
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780415027892
ISBN-10: 0415027896
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 15th April 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 15.8  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1