Keywords for Media Studies

by Laurie Ouellette, Jonathan Gray

Series: Keywords (No. 5)

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  • 9781479859610
  • 9781479804238

Introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies

Keywords for Media Studies introduces and aims to advance the field of critical media studies by tracing, defining, and problematizing its established and emergent terminology. The book historicizes thinking about media and society, whether that means noting a long history of “new media,” or tracing how understandings of media “power” vary across time periods and knowledge formations.

Bringing together an impressive group of established scholars from television studies, film studies, sound studies, games studies, and more, each of the 65 essays in the volume focuses on a critical concept, from “fan” to “industry,” and “celebrity” to “surveillance.” Keywords for Media Studies is an essential tool that introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies.

Visit keywords.nyupress.org for online essays, teaching resources, and more.


  • NYU Press; March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781479804238
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  • Title: Keywords for Media Studies
  • Series: Keywords (No. 5)
  • Author: Laurie Ouellette (ed.); Jonathan Gray (ed.)
  • Imprint: NYU Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781479859610
  • 9781479804238

In The Press

Ouellette and Grays lexicon of media terms frames complicated constructs in clear and succinct descriptions that tend to render obscure terms accessible to students studying media theory.