"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
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
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
Professor of Media Studies, The University of San Francisco (aka Professor of Pop)