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Culture and Power

Culture and Power
A Media, Culture & Society Reader

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April 1992 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This is a much-needed and timely follow-up to an earlier reader by the well-respected British communications journal, Media, Culture & Society. . . . This reader is much needed and timely for several reasons. It re-establishes the politico-economic dimension in the study of the relation between culture and power. . . . Another and probably even more significant reason why this reader is sorely needed is that it capsulizes the most damaging criticisms of postmodernist theory and its curious obfuscation, if not total denial, of the structuralist concern with the role of domination in the study of culture. . . . This volume is certainly correct in making explicit its full-toned apprehension about the dubious postmodernist pretensions to valid social inquiry. . . . This comprehensive reader of integrated critical media research will surely become an invaluable asset for all those scholars and students of media studies struggling to place power relations back at the center of the debate about the nature and dynamics of the culture-society relationship." --Canadian Journal of Communication On the cutting edge of media studies, Culture and Power presents a solid introduction to the current issues and debates central to media studies. The chapters derive from major articles published in Media, Culture & Society from 1985-1991. The book divides into three parts. The first part outlines and surveys some key theoretical developments in media studies, including the increased use of feminist and cultural studies approaches to the media and the development of the postmodernism debate. The second part addresses the pivotal area of recent research around the audience; the last section addresses the public sphere as a whole. This broad-ranging volume will be an invaluable text in communication, cultural studies, and sociology.
N[ac]estor Garc[ac]ia Canclini
Culture and Power
The State of Research

David Tetzlaff
Popular Culture and Social Control in Late Capitalism
Kuan-Hsing Chen
Critical Postmodernism and Cultural Studies

Sarah Franklin, Celia Lury and Jackie Stacey
Feminism and Cultural Studies
Thomas K Fitzgerald
Media, Ethnicity and Identity
Shaun Moores
Text, Readers and Contexts of Reading
Kay Richardson and John Corner
Reading Reception
Mediation and Transparency in Viewers' Reception of a TV Programme

Elizabeth Frazer
Teenage Girls Reading Jackie
Peter Dahlgren
What's the Meaning of This? Viewers' Plural Sense-Making of TV News
Klaus Bruhn Jensen
The Politics of Polysemy
Television News, Everyday Consciousness and Political Action

Susan Kippax
Women as Audience
The Experience of Unwaged Women of the Performing Arts

John D H Downing
The Alternative Public Realm
The Organization of the 1980s Anti-Nuclear Press in West Germany and Britain

Colin Sparks
The Popular Press and Political Democracy
Philip Schlesinger
From Production to Propaganda?
Paddy Scannell
Public Service Broadcasting and Modern Public Life

This is an excellent edited text compiled by luminaries in the field of media and cultural studies - challenging but equally accessible especially for post graduate students.

Dr Hayes Mabweazara
Media and Performance, University College Falmouth
November 13, 2012

Paddy Scannell

Paddy Scannell worked for many years at the University of Westminster (London) where he and his colleagues established, in 1975, the first undergraduate degree program in Media Studies in the UK. He is a founding editor of Media, Culture and Society which began publication in 1979 and is now issued six times yearly. He is the author of A Social History of British Broadcasting, 1922-1939 which he wrote with David Cardiff, editor of Broadcast Talk and author of Radio, Television and Modern Life. He is currently working on a trilogy. The first volume, Media and Communication, was published in June 2007. Professor Scannell is now working on... More About Author

Philip Schlesinger

Philip Schlesinger was appointed to the University of Glasgow’s new Chair in Cultural Policy and became Academic Director of CCPR in January 2007. He was previously Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of Stirling and founding Director of Stirling Media Research Institute. He has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Greenwich, a Nuffield Social Science Research Fellow, a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence, and has held the Queen Victoria Eugenia Chair of Doctoral Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid. He was a longstanding Visiting Professor of Media and Communication at... More About Author

Colin Sparks

In the course of my research, I have worked with and advised the European Union, Unesco, the Open Society Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the British Council, Universities in the US, Europe and East Asia, and many other organisations, academic, official, and non-governmental. I have participated actively in the professional associations of the field, both nationally and internationally.... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803986312