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The Media in Britain

Current Debates and Developments

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Red Globe Press

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Hardcover - 9780333730621

11 June 1999

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The Media in Britain brings together a range of distinguished and newer scholars to provide a comprehensive and engaging review of contemporary debates in media studies. The first and second parts discuss the principal media...

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The Media in Britain brings together a range of distinguished and newer scholars to provide a comprehensive and engaging review of contemporary debates in media studies. The first and second parts discuss the principal media industries in Britain before looking at the impact of media policy on their structure and activities. The final part encompasses a range of analyses of diverse media and cultural texts, selected for their intrinsic interest value and to illustrate the wealth of approaches and methods which can be adopted with a view to interpreting and analyzing the contemporary British media scene.

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Brings together in one book an overview of up-to-date information about the key media industries, debates about the role and impact of government on the media and a range of textual 'readings' demonstrating different analytic methods and issues?
Editorial instructions, conclusions and comments make explicit the links between the chapters in order to create a unified text
A large number of highly respected contributors

PART 1: THE STRUCTURE OF CONTEMPORARY BRITISH MEDIA INDUSTRIES
Introduction; J.Stokes
Publishing: Britain's First Mass Medium; J.Stokes
Advertising; P.Meech
The Press; C.Sparks
Broadcasting: Television and Radio; A.Crisell
Cinema; J.Hill
The Music Industry; P.McDonald
New Media; J.Cornford and K.Robins
PART 2: CURRENT MEDIA POLICY
Introduction; A.Reading
The Role of the State in Shaping the Media; P.Goodwin
The Regulation of Media Content; J.Petley
European Union Media and Communication Policies; R.Collins
Campaigns to Change the Media; A.Reading
PART 3: MEDIA MATERIAL: CONTENT AND REPRESENTATION
Introduction; J.Stokes
Ethnic Minorities and the British News Media: Explaining (Mis)Representation; S.Cottle
Documentary and Citizenship: The Case of Stephen Lawrence; J.Owen
Use it or Lose it: Sex, Sexuality and Sexual Health in Magazines for Girls; J.Stokes
Transnational Trainspotting; M.Smith
Offending, Looking, Killing and Film-Making: Decoding Peeping Tom; B.Slater
A Postmodernist Calls; Class, Conscience and the British Theatre; A.Sierz
Representing the New Scotland: Drama, Devolution and Dominant Representations; J.Sillars
Consuming the Garden: Locating a Feminine Narrative within Popular Cultural Texts and Gendered Genres; J.Gabb
Selling Sexuality in the Lesbian and Gay Press; A.Reading
Hanif Kureishi and the Politics of Cultural Hybridity; B.Moore-Gilbert
Blind Date and the Phenomenology of Fun; P.Scannell
Di/'Crash'; J.Russell
Ethnic Identity and Cultural Heritage: Belsen in the Museum; R.Crownshaw
Spinnin': Dance Culture on the World Wide Web; H.C.Rietveld.

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ANNA READING teaches on the Media and Society degree at South Bank University, London, UK.
 
JANE STOKES is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, UK.

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ANNA READING teaches on the Media and Society degree at South Bank University, London, UK.
 
JANE STOKES is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, UK.

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