New Books for the Media Department Media BooksPsychoanalysis and Feminism-Juliet Mitchell A groundbreaking book-the first to argue that feminism must draw on psychoanalysis to understand the ideological oppression of women.. In 1974, at the height of the women's movement, Juliet Mitchell shocked her fellow feminists by challenging the entrenched belief that Freud was the enemy. She argued that a rejection of psychoanalysis as bourgeois and patriarchal was fatal for feminism. However it may have been used, she pointed out, psychoanalysis is not a recommendation for a patriarchal society, but rather an analysis of one. "If we are interested in understanding and challenging the oppression of women," she says, "we cannot afford to neglect psychoanalysis." In an introduction written specially for this reissue, Mitchell reflects on the changing relationship between these two major influences on twentieth-century thought. Original and provocative, Psychoanalysis and Feminism remains an essential component of the feminist canon. Media Semiotics-Jonathan Bignell This is an expanded and revised edition of an investigation of the critical approach in contemporary media studies. The main media studied on university courses (advertising, magazines, the press, TV, cinema, "new media" including computer games, the Internet and the World Wide ) are all addressed substantially and in separate detailed chapters. New material in this second edition includes sections on men's style magazines, docusoaps and "reality TV", digital interactive television, and mobile phone text messaging. It begins by explaining the concept of the sign and the ideological roles of media in contemporary culture and then scrutinises advertisements, glossy magazines, daily newspapers, TV programmes, recent films, and interactive media, with each chapter containing close analyses of particular examples. Key strands in critical theory such as ideology and psychanalytic theory are explored and challenges to established semiotic methods posed by audience studies and postmodernism are discussed.
Semiotics-Daniel Chandler This updated second edition provides a clear and concise introduction to the key concepts of semiotics in accessible and jargon-free language. With a revised introduction and glossary, extended index and suggestions for further reading, this new edition provides an increased number of examples including computer and mobile phone technology, television commercials and the web. Structuralism and Semiotics-Terence Hawkes News, Gender, Power-Ed. Cythia Carter, Gill Branston and Stuart Allan. How do gender relations affect the practice of journalism? Despite the star status accorded to some women reporters, and the dramatic increase in the number of women working in journalism, why do men continue to occupy most senior management positions? And why do female readers, viewers and listeners remain as elusive as ever? News, Gender and Power addresses the pressing questions of how gender shapes the forms, practice, institutions and audiences of journalism.
Black British Feminism-Ed. Heidi Safia Mirza Black British Feminism: A Reader is a unique collection of classic texts and new black feminist scholarship. Exploring postmodern themes of gendered and racialized exclusion, 'black' identity and social and cultural difference this volume provides an overview of black feminism in Britain as it has developed during the last two decades. Glasgow Media Group Reader-Volumes 1 This first volume of classic articles by the Glasgow University Media Group focuses on issues of news content, language and the role of visual images in news reporting. It also includes an introduction to the Group's work by John Eldridge. Glasgow Media Group Reader-Volumes 2 In this second volume of classic articles by the Glasgow University Media Group, the focus is on industrial and economic news reports of the 70s and 80s, and includes previously unpublished work on the media and politics in the 80s and 90s.
Mythologies-Roland Barthes In this magnificent and often surprising collection of essays Barthes explores the myths of mass culture. Taking subjects as diverse as wrestling, films, plastic and cars, Barthes elegantly deciphers the symbols and signs embedded deep in familiar aspects of modern life, unmasking the hidden ideologies and meanings which implicitly affect our thought and behaviour. This early classic of semiotics from one of France's greatest thinkers may irrevocably change the way you view the world around you. Studying the Media-Tim Oâ€™Sullivan et al A new edition of Arnold's number one media studies textbook, Studying the Media is a major event. The only A level textbook to offer full colour throughout, this new edition has been thoroughly revised to address the needs of media students taking the new AS/A2 media studies specifications and as pre-course reading for undergraduates. Following the revised specifications, it contains much more material on media texts and representations including genre, more on globalisation, film and new media. The chapter on media research and investigation addresses the needs of students undertaking project work, and a glossary of key terms help ensure their understanding of key concepts. Giving students a foundation framework to build on, Studying the Media also provides numerous creative exercises and activities, with suggestions for future reading and guidelines for further research and analysis. Media Communication-James Watson The media is at the heart of cultural, social, political and economic events throughout the world. But how is the role and influence of mass media evolving? Who controls what the media tell us? What impact is new technology on the media as we know it? Building on the success of previous editions, Media Communication 3e continues to explore the changing media climate of the 21st Century. With each chapter showing how theory can be related to our everyday experience of the media, the book makes the most complex ideas easy to understand. All the key topics for first year study are introduced and broken down into manageable chunks, as the book examines the role, ownership and constraints of media production, explaining
essential terminology along the way. Packed with memorable examples from international media coverage of world affairs, this new edition explores important contemporary topics from public service broadcasting and network communication to web 2.0 and citizen journalism. With helpful features, including an extensive glossary, further reading and suggestions for discussion, this third edition provides an essential resource for all those studying media and communication. Image and Representation-Nick Lacey This work introduces students to image and representation - two key concepts in media studies showing how they are applied over a wide range of media. It makes the essential links between the formal academic discipline and students' own experience and knowledge-base, drawing on casestudy material, questions and activities for the student-reader, and visual illustration.