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Critical Media Studies: An Introduction, 2nd Edition

Critical Media Studies: An Introduction, 2nd Edition

Brian L. Ott, Robert L. Mack

ISBN: 978-1-118-55397-8

Jan 2014

400 pages

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$63.95

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Fully revised to reflect today’s media environment, this new edition of Critical Media Studies offers students a comprehensive introduction to the field and demonstrates how to think critically about the power and influence of media in our daily lives.

  • Presents an engaging and comprehensive introduction to a broad range of critical approaches to the field written in an accessible way
  • Features a new chapter on sociological analysis that reveals how audiences use media in their everyday lives to manage social roles, relationships, and contexts
  • Offers substantial updates to examples used in the book to reflect contemporary industry standards, textual forms, and audience behaviors
  • Delivers up-to-date media references that resonate with today’s undergraduates
  • Updated with more global examples for broader appeal
  • Enhanced online resources, including PowerPoint slides, test bank, study guides and sample assignments, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/criticalmediastudies

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Preface vi

1 Introducing Critical Media Studies 1

Part I Media Industries: Marxist, Organizational, and Pragmatic Perspectives 21

2 Marxist Analysis 23

3 Organizational Analysis 56

4 Pragmatic Analysis 81

Part II Media Messages: Rhetorical, Cultural, Psychoanalytic, Feminist, and Queer Perspectives 107

5 Rhetorical Analysis 109

6 Cultural Analysis 134

7 Psychoanalytic Analysis 162

8 Feminist Analysis 193

9 Queer Analysis 214

Part III Media Audiences: Reception, Sociological, Erotic, and Ecological Perspectives 243

10 Reception Analysis 245

11 Sociological Analysis 266

12 Erotic Analysis 285

13 Ecological Analysis 312

14 Conclusion: the Partial Pachyderm 335

Appendix: Sample Student Essays 351

Glossary 375

Index 382