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Media Studies

Media Studies

by Paul Long and Tim Wall
Publication Date: 01/06/2021

Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the various approaches in the field. From outlining what Media Studies is to encouraging active engagement in research and analysis, this book advocates media study as a participatory process.

This new edition is full of pedagogical features especially designed to encourage active learning and provides a framework to help you develop your critical thinking skills:

  • 'Doing Media Studies' activities help you to try out ideas and methods yourself
  • Case Studies highlight examples from a wide variety of media from around the world
  • 'Thinking Aloud' sections encourage you to think further about the issues under discussion
  • Definitions supply quick and usable explanations for new ideas in the text
  • 'Key Thinkers' boxes give succinct biographies of the people who have shaped Media Studies
  • Chapter Summaries remind you of the principal arguments explored in the chapter
  • Further Reading leads you to books and articles that will help you to explore each topic in greater depth

Updated to reflect the changing media environment, this new edition of Media Studies retains the highly praised accessible approach and style of its previous editions, plus important new developments:

  • Now divided into three sections - media texts, production, and context - the authors provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of media construction and reception.
  • An international perspective with global case studies allows you to view media in a truly global context.
  • A sustained integration of New Media throughout the book explores the contemporary changes and impact on the industry, as well as the discipline itself.
  • A brand new companion website offers additional assignment questions, links, and glossary to further support your learning.

Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 3rd Edition will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies, film studies, the sociology of the media and popular culture.

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Paul Long

Paul Long is a mechanical engineer and educator. He teaches an inventions course for kids and spends his spare time tinkering with cardboard and sewing the perfect backpack.

He strives to inspire people to create things for themselves by using random objects to build interactive and kinetic sculptures. Hes fascinated with all things moving (especially gears and the wings of birds), and gets a kick out of combining natural elements with mechanical and man-made items. He lives in San Francisco.

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