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Media and society / Michael O'Shaughnessy, Jane Stadler, Sarah Casey.
O'Shaughnessy, Michael, 1951- author.
South Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press, 2016.
6th edition.
xvii, 455 pages. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other Authors:
Casey, Sarah, author.

Stadler, Jane Megan, author.



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Book HM1206.S82 2016

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Media and Society explores the relationship between the media, their institutions and the world we live in, examining how they are connected and how society and the media affect each other. The book analyses representations of the world found in films, television, advertisements, news and online to understand the impact of the media in the contemporary world.The sixth edition explores several themes throughout the text, including the contradictory nature of the media and the psychological concerns of the media, to provide clear explanations of complex theories and ideas.New to this edition:New author, Sarah Casey brings experience in digital technologies and social media...New chapter 17 on Digital Television and Interactive Narratives exploring emerging and evolving narrative forms including streamed television and interactive gaming.New and updated case studies including:Self-representation in photographs--'selfies'Television, algorithmic culture and surveillanceUniversity and students - media, law and humourBanksy - street art, anonymity and culture jammingUnREAL and reality TVCelebrity "activism": celanthropy, the Half the Sky movement, and the need to be seen to "care"Star-celebrity profile: George and Amal Clooney, and the transmission of culture valuesUpdated examples to encourage students to reflect further on the issues discussed in each chapter, including:Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner at the Victoria's Secret runway show.Bruce Jenner coming out as transgender woman, Caitlyn Jenner.Jonathan Thurston sharing a moment of parental intimacy with his daughter during the celebration of the NRL grand final win.Kanye West and his Twitter appeal to Mark Zuckerberg to help him financially by investing a billion dollars in his novel business plans.

Author Notes

Michael O'Shaughnessy, formerly School of Media and Communications, Edith Cowan University Jane Stadler, Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies, University of Queensland Sarah Casey, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University