Key Concepts in Media and Communications

by Paul Jones,

Series: SAGE Key Concepts series

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ISBNs
  • 1446254070
  • 9781412928212
  • 9781446254073
  • 9781446290040

"A sprightly, critical and intelligent guided tour around the mansion of media and communications/cultural research... enormously useful for students and researchers."
- James Curran, Goldsmiths, University of London

"A highly comprehensive guide to core concepts in media theory and criticism."
- Andrew Goodwin, University of San Francisco

"A great resource for new under-grads and something I urge my students to buy and use as a hand first 'port of call' throughout their studies."
- Paul Smith, De Montfort University

This book covers the key concepts central to understanding recent developments in media and communications studies. Wide-ranging in scope and accessible in style it sets out a useful, clear map of the important theories, methods and debates.

The entries critically explore the limits of a key concept as much as the traditions that define it. They include clear definitions, are introduced within the wider context of the field and each one:

  • is fully cross-referenced
  • is appropriately illustrated with examples, tables and diagrams
  • provides a guide to further reading.

This book is an essential resource for students of media and communications across sociology, cultural studies, creative industries and of course, media and communications courses.

  • SAGE Publications; November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446254073
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Key Concepts in Media and Communications
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts series
  • Author: Paul Jones; David Holmes
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1446254070
  • 9781412928212
  • 9781446254073
  • 9781446290040

In The Press

A sprightly, critical and intelligent guided tour around the mansion of media and communications/cultural research. It will be enormously useful for students and researchers around the world
James Curran
Professor of Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London


A highly comprehensive guide to core concepts in media theory and criticism that is ensured of becoming a much-cited source
Andrew Goodwin
Professor of Media Studies, The University of San Francisco (aka Professor of Pop)

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1446254070
  • 9781412928212
  • 9781446254073
  • 9781446290040