The Media Student's Book is a comprehensive introduction for students of media studies. It covers all the key topics and provides a detailed, lively and accessible guide to concepts and debates. Now in its fifth edition, this bestselling textbook has been thoroughly revised, re-ordered and updated, with many very recent examples and expanded ...
The Media Student's Book is a comprehensive introduction for students of media studies. It covers all the key topics and provides a detailed, lively and accessible guide to concepts and debates. Now in its fifth edition, this bestselling textbook has been thoroughly revised, re-ordered and updated, with many very recent examples and expanded coverage of the most important issues currently facing media studies. It is structured in three main parts, addressing key concepts, debates, and research skills, methods and resources. Individual chapters include: approaching media texts narrative genres and other classifications representations globalisation ideologies and discourses the business of media new media in a new world? the future of television regulation now debating advertising, branding and celebrity news and its futures documentary and reality debates from audience to users research: skills and methods. Each chapter includes a range of examples to work with, sometimes as short case studies. They are also supported by separate, longer case studies which include: Slumdog Millionaire online access for film and music CSI and detective fictions Let the Right One In and The Orphanage PBS, BBC and HBO images of migration The Age of Stupid and climate change politics. The authors are experienced in writing, researching and teaching across different levels of undergraduate study, with an awareness of the needs of students. The book is specially designed to be easy and stimulating to use, with: a Companion Website with popular chapters from previous editions, extra case studies and further resources for teaching and learning, at: www.mediastudentsbook.com margin terms, definitions, photos, references (and even jokes), allied to a comprehensive glossary follow-up activities in Explore boxes suggestions for further reading and online research references and examples from a rich range of media and media forms, including advertising, cinema, games, the internet, magazines, newspapers, photography, radio, and television. "
UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Edgewear, 394 pages. This introductory textbook provides a comprehensive guide for students of media studies at A-Level, BTEC, City and Guilds, GNVQ and undergraduate level. It covers the key topics encountered in media studies, and also ranges beyond existing syllabi, aiming to encourage a genuine grasp of the subject. Individual chapters cover: images and languages; narratives; genres; representations; advertising, marketing and fashion; ideologies; global and local; realizms; technologies; institutions; independence and alternatives; audiences; and production. Each chapter is supported by case studies, including: the film "Psycho"; the Western as a genre; Ken Loach and realism; and postmodernism. This guide is specially designed to be easy to use and understand, with notes on key terms and references, follow-up activities and suggestions for further reading.
This book is a very detailed account about the world of Media. Strongly recommended to those interested in Media studies. It is a very good companion at the beginning of studies related to Media. Pictures are helpful and pleasant while reading. The one I bought from Alibris was brand-new in excellent condition!
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