|Eoin Devereux||University of Limerick|
|© 2007||416 pages||SAGE Publications Ltd|
Bringing together a range of renowned and newly emerging scholars in the field, this book examines eighteen key issues within contemporary media studies. Written in an accessible student-friendly style, Media Studies - Key Issues and Debates will be an authoritative landmark text for undergraduate students and teachers alike.
Each individual chapter begins with a concise definition of the concept(s) under investigation. This is followed by a 5,000 word discussion on the current state of play within research on the specific area. Chapters contain case-studies and illustrative materials from Europe, North America, Australasia and beyond. Each chapter concludes with annotated notes, which guide the student-reader in terms of future study.
- Janet McCabe
- John Corner
- David Croteau and William Hoynes
- Natalie Fenton
- Jenny Kitzinger
- Jeroen de Kloet and Liesbet van Zoonen
- Sonia Livingstone
- Greg Philo
'The topics covered show a fine awareness of the media's roles in advanced consumer societies, and the book offers students excellent tools with which to critically analyse those roles... Eoin Devereux is to be congratulated, and his book should be widely read and used.' - Media International Australia