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The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies

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September 2004 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The SAGE Handbook of Media Studies provides a state-of-the-art overview of media research and examines the theories, practices, and future of media studies. The Editors have brought together a variety of U.S. and international contributors to provide a universal viewpoint of the increasingly diverse and globalized media studies field.

The Handbook offers a comprehensive review of today's burgeoning field of media studies within five interconnected areas: humanistic and social scientific approaches; global and comparative perspectives; the relation of media to economy and power; media users; and elements in the media mosaic ranging from popular music to digital technologies, from media ethics to advertising, and from Hollywood and Bollywood to alternative media.

It is an ideal resource for graduate courses in media studies, as well as an excellent addition to any academic library.

Communication Ethics
Alternative Media for Social Change
International Communication
Comparing Media: the USA, UK and Iran
Van Dijk
Digital Media
Audiences, Users and Effects
Audiences and Readership Research Approaches: A Survey
20th Century Media Effects Research
Psychology of Media Use
Television Audiences
European Feminism, Media Studies and Cultural Studies
East Asian Modernities and the Formation of Media and Cultural Studies
Economy and Power
Media Economics
The Political Economy of Communications
Government, the State, and Media
Media, Public Opinion, and Political Action
Media and the Reinvention of the Nation
Whitney, Sumpter & McQuail
News Production
Specific Areas of Media Research
Narrative and Genre
Media and Music Cultures
Broadcasting, Cable and Satellites
Schatz & Perren
Smith, Moyer & Donnerstein
Media, Violence and Sex

John D. H. Downing

Denis McQuail

Denis McQuail (1935-2017) was Emeritus Professor at the School of Communication Research (ASCOR) University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Southampton. He studied history and sociology at the University of Oxford and received his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds. He is an Honorary Doctor of the University of Gent. He has published widely in the field of media and communication, with particular reference to audience research, media policy and performance, and political communication. His most recent book publication is McQuail's Media and Mass Communication Theory, 7th edition., SAGE... 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

Ellen A. Wartella

Dr. Wartella is Professor of Communication Studies and of Psychology at Northwestern University. Ellen is a leading scholar of the role of media in children's development. Currently she is a co-principal investigator on a 5-year multi-site research project entitled: "IRADS Collaborative Research: Influence of Digital Media on Very Young Children" funded by the National Science Foundation (2006-2011). More About Author

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