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Making Sense of Media

Key Texts in Media and Cultural Studies

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Making Sense of Media by Arthur Asa Berger
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Making Sense of Media is an accessible introduction that helps readers understand the mass media and its texts. Written for the beginning student in media studies who wishes to become acquainted with the ideas of some of the seminal figures in this increasingly important field, this lively volume provides useful insights into nineteen significant books. It covers seminal figures, concepts and scholarship in mass media studies, including Vladimir Propp, Mikhail Bakhtin, Raymond Williams, Fredric Jameson, bell hooks, and Stuart Hall. Designed expressly for those interested in gaining a solid understanding of the media and how they work, Making Sense of Media is an indispensable book.

Author Biography

Arthur Asa Berger is Professor Emeritus in the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department at San Francisco State University. His many publications include: Signs in Contemporary Culture (1984; 2nd edn., 1998); Seeing is Believing: An Introduction to Visual Communication (1989; 2nd edn., 1998); Media Analysis Techniques (1992; 3rd edn., 2004); Essentials of Mass Communication Theory (1995); Narratives in Popular Culture, Media and Everyday Life (1997); and Media and Communication Research Methods (2000).
Release date NZ
August 6th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Pages
206
Dimensions
165x241x17
ISBN-13
9781405120166
Product ID
3088761

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