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Published: 19 January 2016

304 Pages

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190215323

Bookseller Code (04)

Understanding Media Industries

Second Edition

Timothy Havens and Amanda Lotz

  • The authors' unique framework, Industrialization of Culture, helps students to compare and evaluate media organizations across societies, nations, and time periods
  • Real-world examples throughout help students to apply key concepts to contemporary industry developments
  • Digitization and globalization chapters shows students how these phenomena cause changes across the media landscape
  • End-of-chapter discussion questions provide opportunities for critical thought and analysis

New to this Edition:

  • Chapter One: Understanding Media Industries has been thoroughly revised to expand on important concepts and developments including agency, ideology, culture, the public sphere, and production
  • Chapter Two: The Industrialization of Culture Framework and Key Economic Concepts is a new chapter in which the authors devote full attention to outlining their unique and important framework
  • Coverage of the symbolic economy and auxiliary practices is now integrated throughout the text-instead of being bracketed off in separate chapters-to create more complete discussions of all topics in the text
  • "Key Takeaways" at the start of each chapter guide students' reading by helping them focus on what they will learn and how to apply it