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Media and Society - Michael O'Shaughnessy

Paperback Published: 6th October 2016
ISBN: 9780195597240
Number Of Pages: 560

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Media and Society explores the relationship between the media, their institutions and the world we live in, examining how they are connected and how society and the media affect each other. The book analyses representations of the world found in films, television, advertisements, news and online to understand the impact of the media in the contemporary world.The sixth edition explores several themes throughout the text, including the contradictory nature of the media and the psychological concerns of the media, to provide clear explanations of complex theories and ideas.New to this edition:New author, Sarah Casey brings experience in digital technologies and social media…New chapter 17 on Digital Television and Interactive Narratives exploring emerging and evolving narrative forms including streamed television and interactive gaming.New and updated case studies including:Self-representation in photographs—‘selfies’Television, algorithmic culture and surveillanceUniversity and students – media, law and humourBanksy – street art, anonymity and culture jammingUnREAL and reality TVCelebrity “activism”: celanthropy, the Half the Sky movement, and the need to be seen to “care”Star-celebrity profile: George and Amal Clooney, and the transmission of culture valuesUpdated examples to encourage students to reflect further on the issues discussed in each chapter, including:Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner at the Victoria’s Secret runway show.Bruce Jenner coming out as transgender woman, Caitlyn Jenner.Jonathan Thurston sharing a moment of parental intimacy with his daughter during the celebration of the NRL grand final win.Kanye West and his Twitter appeal to Mark Zuckerberg to help him financially by investing a billion dollars in his novel business plans.

Part 1 Getting Ready: The MediaDefining the MediaMedia StudiesWhat Do the Media Do to Us? Media and SocietyWhat’s in a Name? Language and the Social Construction of RealityMediation and RepresentationTexts, Meanings and AudiencesNew Media and Technological DevelopmentPart 2 Pictures: Semiotic AnalysisSemiologyReading Images and AdvertisementsModel Essay: Semiotic Analysis of an AdvertisementPart 3 Making Sense: Discourse, Ideology and HegemonyDiscourse and IdeologyDominant Ideology and HegemonyCulture Jamming and Counter-hegemonyPart 4 Stories: Approaches for Narrative AnalysisGenres, Codes and ConventionsThe Language of Film: American BeautyNarrative Structure and Binary OppositionsDigital Television and Interactive NarrativesDocumentary and Reality TVWhy Stories?Part 5 Media and Identity: Representation, Impact and InfluenceFeminism, Post-feminism and Ideology of FemininityIdeologies and Discourses of MasculinityEthnicity, Ideology and the MediaStars and CelebritiesPart 6: But They Keep Moving the Posts: Postmodern and Global PerspectivesPostmodernismGlobalisation

ISBN: 9780195597240
ISBN-10: 0195597249
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 6th October 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 20.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised

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