Key Concepts in Media and Communications
- Paul Jones - University of Liverpool, UK, The Australian National University, Australia, University of New South Wales, Australia
- David Holmes - Monash University, Australia
SAGE Key Concepts series
This book covers the key concepts central to understanding recent developments in media and communications studies. Wide-ranging in scope and accessible in style it sets out a useful, clear map of the important theories, methods, and debates.
The entries critically explore the limits of a key concept as much as the traditions that define it. They include clear definitions, are introduced within the wider context of the field and each one is fully cross-referenced, is clearly illustrated with relevant examples, and provides a guide to further reading and an index.
This book is an essential resource for students in media and communications and for those studying sociology, cultural sociology, cultural studies, and sociology of media.
A sprightly, critical and intelligent guided tour around the mansion of media and communications/cultural research. It will be enormously useful for students and researchers around the world
Professor of Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London
A highly comprehensive guide to core concepts in media theory and criticism that is ensured of becoming a much-cited source
Andrew GoodwinProfessor of Media Studies, The University of San Francisco (aka Professor of Pop)
This is a comprehensive, engaging and accessible book of concepts that every undergraduate and postgraduate should have. I have recommended to my M & D students. Rather surprisingly it has also assisted them with their methodology and applied research. A very necessary investment.
A great resource for new under-grads and something I urge my students to buy and use as a hand first 'port of call' throughout their studeis.