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Communication and Culture

Communication and Culture
An Introduction

First Edition

April 2000 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Communication and Culture introduces the key concepts and skills needed by students of communication studies, cultural studies, cultural studies and textual studies. From Saussure to Bourdieu, from Freud to Foucault, the authors outline a range of theoretical approaches to the study of communication and culture. Concepts are introduced in everyday contexts to demonstrate the essential skills of textual and visual analysis. The book focuses on the three primary systems of communication: spoken, written and visual. Examples are chosen from contemporary popular culture and common social and cultural practices in a range of media, including newspapers, magazines, television, film, politics, Internet discussions and ordinary speech.
Communication and Culture
Sign and Meaning
Cultural Literacies and Practices
Framing Contexts
Texts and Contexts
Speech Genres
Written Genres
Visual Mediums

Nice overview of primary concepts in cultural studies

Dr Maria Hegbloom
Communication Studies, Bridgewater State College
April 12, 2013

This is an excellent textbook. I have been using it for a year. I am very pleased and will continue to use it.

Elizabeth Lozano
Communication Dept, Loyola University - Lakeshore
December 24, 2012

Tony Schirato

Tony Schirato teaches and researches in the areas of cultural theory, media literacy, and sport and the media. He has co-authored books on the work of Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu, and also on communication and cultural literacy, globalisation, Asian cultural politics and visual culture. His most recent book is on sports culture. He is currently co-authoring a book on the work of gender theorist Judith Butler. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761968276