• update and refreshes the approach to theories of representation by signalling key developments in the field
• addresses the emergence of new technologies and formats of representation, from the internet and the digital revolution to reality TV
• includes an entirely new chapter on celebrity culture and personalisation, to debates about representation and democracy, and involve illustrations of an intertextual nature, cutting across various technologies and formats in which 'the real' or the authentic makes an appearance
• offers new exercises, new readings, new images and examples for a new generation of students
This book will once again prove an indispensible resource for students and teachers in cultural and media studies.