Booktopia has been placed into Voluntary Administration. Orders have been temporarily suspended, whilst the process for the recapitalisation of Booktopia and/or sale of its business is completed, following which services may be re-established. All enquiries from creditors, including customers with outstanding gift cards and orders and placed prior to 3 July 2024, please visit https://www.mcgrathnicol.com/creditors/booktopia-group/
Add free shipping to your order with these great books
Understanding the Media : 3rd edition - Eoin Devereux

Understanding the Media

3rd edition

By: Eoin Devereux

Paperback | 10 December 2013 | Edition Number 3

At a Glance

FREE SHIPPING

Paperback


RRP $86.50

$64.75

25%OFF

or 4 interest-free payments of $16.19 with

In Stock and Aims to ship next day

This is a lucid and lively introduction to key concepts and developments in media and media studies. The new edition, with updated case studies and a good range of online reading, is a valuable resource for both students and lecturers.
- Chindu Sreedharan, Bournemouth University


"Has expanded the possibilities of what a textbook can be. Incisive questions framed through accessible and detailed examples provide a platform for a wealth of different activities that engage readers in the critical study of media."
- Dr Daniel Ashton
, Bath Spa University

"Accessibly written and very well-structured, the book will be one of those you go back to time and time again throughout your studies. In addition it also offers that much-needed, little-found extra in a textbook: critical engagement with media and society. A joy for those of us teaching the subject.
- Joke Hermes
, University of Amsterdam

How much of our media experience is shaped by the profit motive of media conglomerates? How much freedom and power do we have as members of an increasingly fragmented media audience? How do the media influence what we understand about friendship, globalization and even our own selves?

This book teaches students how to ask critical questions of the media, and gives them the analytical tools to answer those questions. By gaining a rich understanding of how the media play a role in society, both in giving pleasures and creating power relationships, students are encouraged to become critical thinkers. Understanding the Media:

  • Teaches the theoretical foundations and key concepts students need to get started on their own media studies
  • Brings concepts to life with examples and case studies on everything from Harry Potter and Big Brother to the Occupy movement
  • Shows the 'how to' with guided exercises and improves essay writing with a guide to the research literature
  • Helps students take learning further with guided free online readings
This is an essential guide to the how and why of understanding the media, perfect for students in media studies, sociology, cultural studies and communication studies.

Companion Website now available! Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/devereux3e for a range of student and lecturer resources.
Industry Reviews
Devereux's third edition of Understanding the Media has expanded the possibilities of what a textbook can be. Incisive questions framed through accessible and detailed examples provide a platform for a wealth of different activities that engage readers in the critical study of media. -- Dr Daniel Ashton

This is a lucid and lively introduction to key concepts and developments in media and media studies. The new edition, with updated case studies and a good range of online reading, is a valuable resource for both students and lecturers.

-- Dr Chindu Sreedharan
Understanding the Media is carefully aimed at a new generation of media students. Accessibly written and very well-structured, the book will be one of those you go back to time and time again throughout your studies. In addition it also offers that much-needed, little-found extra in a textbook: critical engagement with media and society. A joy for those of us teaching the subject. -- Joke Hermes

More in Media, Communication & Arts Textbooks

Music Theory for Dummies : For Dummies (Career/Education) - Michael Pilhofer
Film Art : 13th Edition - An Introduction ISE - David Bordwell

RRP $159.95

$130.75

18%
OFF
The Basics of Media Writing : A Strategic Approach - Scott A. Kuehn

FREE SHIPPING

RRP $194.50

$110.50

43%
OFF
News as it Happens 3ed : An Introduction to Journalism - Stephen Lamble
Strategic Communication 2ed : Campaign Planning - James Mahoney

RRP $92.95

$80.75

13%
OFF
Technical Communication : 15th Global Edition - John Lannon

RRP $128.65

$104.75

19%
OFF
Advertising and Promotion ISE : 13th Edition - George E. Belch

RRP $159.95

$130.75

18%
OFF
Anthology for Sight Singing : 2nd edition - Gary S. Karpinski

RRP $183.95

$155.50

15%
OFF
Media and Society : 6th edition - Michael O'Shaughnessy

RRP $99.95

$85.90

14%
OFF
Theatre Histories : An Introduction, 3rd Edition - Bruce McConachie

RRP $110.00

$93.75

15%
OFF
Social Media 3ed : A Critical Introduction - Christian Fuchs

FREE SHIPPING

RRP $86.50

$69.25

20%
OFF
Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication : 3rd Edition - Jane Jackson
Costume Design : The Basics - T. M. Delligatti

RRP $29.99

$26.75

11%
OFF
Write Choices : Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling - Susan (Sue) M. Hertz

FREE SHIPPING

RRP $100.80

$74.50

26%
OFF
Media Law 2ed : Cases, Materials and Commentary - David Rolph

RRP $142.95

$118.25

17%
OFF
Communicating in the 21st Century - Baden Eunson

RRP $186.95

$157.75

16%
OFF
Research Methods for Media and Communication 2ed - Niranjala Weerakkody
Media and Journalism 3ed : New Approaches to Theory and Practice - Jason Bainbridge
In Tune with Music - Book 1 : Student Book - Ian Dorricott
Media and Everyday Life - Tim Markham

RRP $72.95

$62.50

14%
OFF
Entertainment Law - Des Butler

RRP $89.95

$78.75

12%
OFF
Gendered Lives : 13th Edition - Communication, Gender & Culture - Julia T. Wood