Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 May 2012

528 Pages | 102 illus.

10.0 x 7.5 inches

ISBN: 9780195574340

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Media and Society

Fifth Edition

Michael O'Shaughnessy and Jane Stadler

  • The essential text when studying the role and impact of media within contemporary society.
  • Inclusion of real-life examples and case studies from TV, film, advertisements, photographs, the internet and print publications, from Australia and elsewhere.
  • Discussion of real issues relevant to today's society, encouraging students to understand and engage with the "media-world" in which they live.
  • Clear explanation of complex theories and ideas, such as semiology, discourse, feminism, ethnicity and postmodernism.
  • Engaging and interactive writing style that is designed to encourage readers to develop their own views.
  • Focus on media representations of gender, family and ethnicity.

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