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The Media and Social Theory

Hesmondhalgh, David and Toynbee, Jason eds. (2008). The Media and Social Theory. Culture, Economy and the Social. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

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Abstract

Media studies needs more critical intellectual resources. This book brings together both major and emerging media analysts to consider media change and so deepen these resources. Case studies range from reality television to professional journalism, from blogging to control of copyright, from social networking to indigenous media in Europe, North America, Asia and elsewhere. Among the theoretical approaches and issues addressed are:

- critical realism
- poststructuralist perspectives
- Bourdieu and field theory
- Marxism and post-Marxism
- Habermas and third generation critical theory
- actor network theory
- theories of democracy, antagonism and difference

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2008 Editorial selection and matter, David Hesmondhalgh and Jason Toynbee; individual chapters, the contributors
ISBN: 0-415-44799-2, 978-0-415-44799-7
Keywords: media; culture; social theory
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 26323
Depositing User: Jason Toynbee
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011 18:27
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 11:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26323
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