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Media/Society: Technology, Industries, Content, and Users

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Author: Croteau, David R.

Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Edition: 6

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 488

Release Date: 04-09-2018

Details: Product Description Providing a framework for understanding the relationship between media and society, this updated Sixth Edition of Media/Society helps you develop the skills you need to critically evaluate both conventional wisdom and your own assumptions about the social role of the media. Authors David Croteau and William Hoynes retain the book’s basic sociological framework but now include additional discussions of new studies and up-to-date material on today’s rapidly changing media landscape. Now featuring streamlined content and a more engaging narrative, this edition offers expanded discussions of the "new media" world, including digitization, the internet, the spread of mobile media devices, the role of user-generated content, the potential social impact of new media on society, and new media’s effect on traditional media outlets Review "The best text to help students understand the often-complicated, ever-changing relationship between media and society." -- Seong-Jae Min "I have finally found a textbook that places media research in a historical perspective and that also includes a comprehensive section on the media and its relationship to ideology, politics, and culture." -- Jane Bloodworth Rowe "Media/Society gives students a comprehensive picture of the present-day media, media-related issues, and the future. Current controversial issues like electronic surveillance, privacy and national security, and political influence on the media have been carefully explained by the authors." -- Abhijit Sen "It comes at the sociology of media from every angle, providing in-depth discussion of how media are shaped, consumed, and disseminated." -- Stephen Hagan "The book provides a sound analysis of the contemporary issues in media representations and conceptual approaches to the understanding of media and media technology." -- Ola Ogunyemi About the Author David Croteau taught about the sociology of media as an Associate Professor (retired) in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of Politics and the Class Divide: Working People and the Middle-Class Left and co-author, with William Hoynes, of Experience Sociology. William Hoynes is Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Media Studies Program at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he teaches courses on media, culture, and social theory. He is the author of Public Television for Sale: Media, the Market, and the Public Sphere and co-author, with David Croteau, of Experience Sociology.

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English