Bringing together a range of renowned scholars in the field, this book examines eighteen key issues within contemporary media studies. Written in an accessible student-friendly style, Media Studies - Key Issues and Debates is an authoritative landmark text for undergraduate students.
Each individual chapter begins with a concise definition of the concept(s) under investigation. This is followed by a 5,000 word discussion on the current state of play within research on the specific area. Chapters contain case-studies and illustrative materials from Europe, North America, Australasia and beyond. Each chapter concludes with annotated notes, which guide the student-reader in terms of future study.
With a preface by Denis McQuail, contributors include
Janet McCabe, John Corner, David Croteau, William Hoynes, Natalie Fenton, Jenny Kitzinger, Jeroen de Kloet, Liesbet van Zoonen, Sonia Livingstone and Greg Philo.
Dr. Eoin Devereux is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University of Limerick and Adjunct Professor in Contemporary Culture at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. He is the author of the academic best-seller Understanding The Media now in its 3rd edition (SAGE, 2014), co-editor of David Bowie: Critical Perspectives (with Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power, Routledge, 2015) and co-editor of Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities (with Dillane and Power, Intellect, 2012). Eoin is a founding member of two research clusters at UL namely the 'Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster' and the 'Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster'. In 2014, he co-organised the Limerick City of Culture music legacy project The Pigtown Fling with sonic artist Dr. John Samuel Greenwood and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries. He was also recently selected by SAGE to present a series of short video lectures on a range of themes including the work of Stuart Hall; Fandom; Ideology and Media Representations of Poverty for their Media and Communications tutorials and case study videos. He tweets daily as @drdevereux and in his spare time DJ's, organises an event called Manchester Night, gardens and writes short fiction. His most recently published flash fiction story 'Mrs Flood' came second in the RTE Radio 1 '100 Words, 100 Books' competition and was published by O'Brien Press in 2014.
Introduction Bridging The Mythical Divide - Natalie Fenton Political Economy and Cultural Studies Approaches to the Analysis of Media The Media Industry - Croteau & Hoynes Structure, Strategy and Debates Mass Media & New Media Techologies - Michael J Breen Unravelling the Web of Discourse Analysis - Philippa Smith & Allan Bell News Content Studies, Media Group methods and Discourse Analysis - Greg Philo A Comparison of Approaches Framing & Frame Analysis - Jenny Kitzinger Mass Media Re-Presentations of the Social World - Amanda Hoynes Ethnicity and Race Media Representations of Social Structure - Joke Hermes Gender Media, Power and Political Culture - John Corner Proximity and Scope as News Values - Pamela J. Shoemaker Text and Textual Analysis - Peter Hughes Analysing Fictional Television Genres - Kim Akass & Janet McCabe From Family Television To Bedroom Culture - Sonia Livingstone Young People's Media at Home Fan Culture - Jeroen de Kloet & Lisbet van Zoonen Performing Difference Community Media & The Public Sphere - Kevin Howley Media and Diaspora - Karim H. Karim