Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks

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Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Douglas M. Kellner
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 2009 - Social Science - 800 pages
Bringing together a range of core texts into one volume, this acclaimed anthology offers the definitive resource in culture, media, and communication.
  • A fully revised new edition of the bestselling anthology in this dynamic and multidisciplinary field
  • New contributions include essays from Althusser through to Henry Jenkins, and a completely new section on Globalization and Social Movements
  • Retains important emphasis on the giant thinkers and “makers” of the field: Gramsci on hegemony; Althusser on ideology; Horkheimer and Adorno on the culture industry; Raymond Williams on Marxist cultural theory; Habermas on the public sphere; McLuhan on media; Chomsky on propaganda; hooks and Mulvey on the subjects of visual pleasure and oppositional gazes
  • Features a substantial critical introduction, short section introductions and full bibliographic citations
 

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Contents

Introduction to Part I
3
1 The Ruling Class and the Ruling Ideas
9
Ideological Material
13
3 The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
18
Enlightenment as Mass Deception
41
An Encyclopedia Article
73
6 Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses Notes Towards an Investigation
79
Part II Social Life and Cultural Studies
89
Part IV The Politics of Representation
337
Introduction to Part IV
339
22 Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
342
23 Stereotyping
353
Desire and Resistance
366
25 British Cultural Studies and the Pitfalls of Identity
381
Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses
396
27 Hybrid Cultures Oblique Powers
422

Introduction to Part II
91
7 i Operation Margarine ii Myth Today
99
8 The Medium is the Message
107
9 The Commodity as Spectacle
117
Instructions on How to Become a General in the Disneyland Club
122
11 Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory
130
The Unnatural Break
144
13 EncodingDecoding
163
14 On the Politics of Empirical Audience Research
174
Part III Political Economy
195
Introduction to Part III
197
15 Contribution to a Political Economy of MassCommunication
201
16 On the Audience Commodity and its Work
230
17 A Propaganda Model
257
18 Not Yet the PostImperialist Era
295
Critical Media Research Feminism and Political Economy
311
20 i Introduction ii The Aristocracy of Culture
322
21 On Television
328
Part V The Postmodern Turn and New Media
445
Introduction to Part V
447
28 The Precession of Simulacra
453
29 Postmodernism or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
482
30 Feminism Postmodernism and the Real Me
520
31 Postmodern Virtualities
533
Digital Cinema Media Convergence and Participatory Culture
549
Part VI Globalization and Social Movements
577
Introduction to Part VI
579
33 Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy
584
34 The Global and the Local in International Communications
604
From Nationalisms to Transnationalisms
626
36 Globalization as Hybridization
658
37 ReAsserting National Television And National Identity Against the Global Regional and Local Levels of World Television
681
A Critical Reconstructive Approach
703
Acknowledgments
726
Index
730
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Meenakshi Gigi Durham is Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. She has published widely on feminist media studies and related critical approaches, especially those of race, class, and sexuality.

Douglas M. Kellner is George Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education at UCLA and is the author of many books on social theory, politics, history, and culture, including Television and the Crisis of Democracy; The Persian Gulf TV War; Media Culture; Media Spectacle and September 11, Terror War, and The Dangers of the Bush Legacy.

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