Critical Media Studies (2nd ed.)

An Introduction

by Brian L. Ott,

Fully revised to reflect today’s media environment, this new edition of Critical Media Studies offers students a comprehensive introduction to the field and demonstrates how to think critically about the power and influence of media in our daily lives.

  • Presents an engaging and comprehensive introduction to a broad range of critical approaches to the field written in an accessible way
  • Features a new chapter on sociological analysis that reveals how audiences use media in their everyday lives to manage social roles, relationships, and contexts
  • Offers substantial updates to examples used in the book to reflect contemporary industry standards, textual forms, and audience behaviors
  • Delivers up-to-date media references that resonate with today’s undergraduates
  • Updated with more global examples for broader appeal
  • Enhanced online resources, including PowerPoint slides, test bank, study guides and sample assignments, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/criticalmediastudies
  • Wiley; November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781118554067
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Critical Media Studies
  • Author: Brian L. Ott; Robert L. Mack
  • Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell

About The Author

Brian L. Ott is Associate Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver. He is the author of The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age (Wiley Blackwell, 2007) and co-editor of It's Not TV: Watching HBO in the Post-Television Era (2008).

Robert L. Mack is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His writing has appeared in The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts and The Journal of GLBT Family Studies.