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COMM0010 Module Reading List

Introduction to Studying Media and Communication, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Penny Rivlin
P.L.Rivlin@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Course Textbook and Recommended purchase: 

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: An Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE. We will use this textbook throughout semesters 1 and 2. I recommend that you purchase this book. Blackwell's book shop (opposite Laidlaw Library) offers a discounted price to students of this module.      

Textbooks and General References:

Branston, G. and Stafford, R. 2010. The Media Student's Book. Fifth Edition. London: Routledge. (also see 2006, 4th Edition). 

Chandler, D. and Munday, R. 2016. A Dictionary of Media and Communication. Oxford: Oxford University Press. This book provides definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts that you will encounter as a media and communication scholar. 

Croteau, D. R. and Hoynes, W.D. 2013. Media/Society: Industries, images, and audiences, 5th Edition. London: Sage.

Curran, J. 2010. Media and Society. Fifth Edition. London and New York: Bloomsbury.  This is an edited collection that includes chapters on a range of topics about the relationships between media and society by different media and communication scholars.

Hammer, R. and Kellner, D. 2009 Media/cultural studies : critical approaches. New York: Peter Lang. 

Katz, E., Peters, J.D., Liebes, T., and Orloff, A. 2002 Canonic texts in media research : are there any? should there be? how about these? Cambridge: Polity.

Hollows, J. 2016. Media Studies: A complete introduction. Great Britain: John Murray Learning for Hodder and Stoughton. 

Long, P. and Wall, T. 2012. Media Studies. United Kingdom: Pearson Education M.U.A. (e-book available). 

Moores, S. 2005. Media/theory : thinking about media and communications. Abingdon and New York, NY: Routledge. 

Davies, R. and Sigthorsson, G. 2013. Introducing the creative industries: From theory to practice. London: SAGE. 

Thornham, S., Bassett, C. and Marris, P. 2009. Media Studies: A Reader. Third Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. This is an edited collection that includes chapters from a range of media and communication scholars. It is helpful to read the General Introduction, pp. xiiv-xviii for an account of the development of key scholarship in media and communication studies. 

Semester 1 Reading List

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Week 1: Introduction to the module

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: An Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE. 

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Week 2: Studying media and communication

Hodkinson, P. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd edition. London: SAGE, pp. 2-12  

Supplementary reading (optional): 

Cultural studies: Morley, D. 2015 ‘Cultural studies, common sense and communications’, Cultural studies., 29(1), pp. 23-31.

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Week 3: Media Technologies 1: Medium theories and technological determinism

Hodkinson, P. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd edition. London: SAGE, pages 18-26.  

Supplementary reading:

Du Gay, P. 1997. Doing cultural studies: the story of the Sony Walkman. Open University: Open University Press. (see also 2013, Second Edition).

McLuhan, M. 2001. Understanding Media. London: Routledge (originally published in 1964). The 'medium is the message' argument. OR, McLuhan, M. 2009. ‘The Medium is the Message’, in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 22 - 27.   

MacKenzie, D. and Wajcman, J. 1999 ‘Introductory essay.’ The social shaping of technology. 2nd Edition. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.

Postman, N. 1987. Amusing ourselves to death: Public discourse in the age of show business. London: Methuen. 

Turkle, S. 2013. Alone together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. Philadelphia: Basic Books. Read only online VLeBook. 

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Week 4: Media Technologies 2: The internet and digitisation

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp. 27–34.  

Supplementary reading: 

Gere, C. 2009. 'What is Digital Culture?' in Digital Culture. 2nd Edition. London: Reaktion, pp. 11-20. Available to read online as an e-book. 

McLuhan, M. 2009. ‘The Medium is the Message’, in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 22 - 27.    

Thornham, S. Bassett, C. & Marris, P. 2009., in  (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 791 - 795

Turkle, S. 2013. Alone together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. Philadelphia: Basic Books. Read only online VLeBook. 

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Week 5: Media industries 1: Media ownership and the market

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp. 38-48.  

Supplementary reading: 

Hesmondalgh, D. 2012. 2nd Edition. The Cultural Industries. London. SAGE. pp. 4-24.      

Online: Hesmondhalgh, D. 2001. Ownership is only part of the media picture. Open Democracy: free thinking for the world. 29 November. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/article_46jsp/

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Week 6: Media industries 2: Media policy and regulation

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp. 48-53.  

Supplementary reading: 

Hesmondalgh, D. 2012. The Cultural Industries, 2nd Edition. London. SAGE. pp. 122- 130.     

Hesmondalgh, D. 2019. 4th Edition. The Cultural Industries. London. SAGE. pp.135 - 145.

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Week 7: Media content 1: Qualitative approaches to analysing texts

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp. 58-68.  

Supplementary reading:

Barther, R. 1968. Elements of Semiology. London: Cape (originally published in 1964). 

Berger, J.1990. Ways of seeing: based on the BBC television series with John S. Berger. London: Penguin Books.

Berger, A. A. 1998. Seeing Is Believing: An Introduction to Visual Culture (2nd edition). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.

Fairclough, N. Critical Discourse Analysis: The Critical Study of Language. Harlow: Longman. 

Goffman, Erving. 1979. Gender advertisements, pp. 28-56. New York: Harper Colophon.     

Ledin, P., and Machin, D. 2018. Doing visual analysis: from theory to practice . Los Angeles: SAGE.

Mirzoeff, N. (ed) 2013. The Visual Culture Reader (Third Edition) . London: Routledge.

Papacharissi, Z.i (ed.) 2010. A networked self : identity, community and culture on social network sites. New York: Routledge.

Williamson, J. 1995. Decoding Advertisments: Ideology and Meaning in Advertising. London: Marian Boyers (originally published in 1978). 

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Week 8: Media content 2: Quantitative approaches to analysing texts

 Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp. 68-73.  

 Supplementary reading: 

Bryman, A. 2012. 'Content Analysis' Social Research Methods, 4th Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Chapter 13, pp. 289 - 309.    

Sink, A. & Mastro, D. 2017. Depictions of Gender on Primetime Television: A Quantitative Content Analysis, Mass Communication and Society, 20(1), pp. 3-22.

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Week 9: Media audiences and users 1: audience effects

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp.78 - 84.  

Livingstone, S. 2005. ‘Media audiences, interpreters and users’, in Gillespie, M. (Ed.) Media Audiences: Vol 2. Maidenhead: Open University Press, pp. 9-50.     OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 14/10/2019) 

Supplementary reading: 

Barker, M. and Petley, J. 2009. 'From bad research to good - a guide for the perplexed', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 418 - 430. 

Brooker, W. and Jermyn, D. (Eds.) 2003. The Audience Studies Reader. London: Routledge.

Butsch, R. and Livingstone, S. (Eds.) Meanings of Audiences: Comparative Discourses. London: Routledge.

Gunter, B. 2000. Media Research Methods. London: SAGE. This book focuses on approaches to the study of media effects and impacts. 

Halloran, J.D. 2009. 'On the social effects of television', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 384  - 388. 

McQuail, D., Blumler, J. G. and Brown, J.R. 2009. 'The television audience: a revised perspective', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp.389 - 404.

Nilan, P. 2012. 'Young women and everyday media engagement in Muslin Southeast Asia', in Kim, Y. (Ed.) Women and the Media in Asia. Houndmills: Basingstoke, pp. 77-93. 

Nightingale, V. (Ed.) 2011. The Handbook of Media Audiences. Malden. Wiley-Blackwell. 

Kitzinger, J. 2009. 'A sociology of media power: Key issues in audience reception research', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 405 - 417.

Journal: Participations. This is a specialist journal on audience studies. http://participations.org

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Week 10: Media audiences and users 2: cultural studies and reception

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp.85 - 92.  

Hall, S. 2009. ‘Encoding/Decoding’, in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 28-38.    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 14/10/2019) 

Supplementary reading: 

Ang, I. 1990. Desperately Seeking the Audience. London: Routledge.

Ang, I. 1985. Watching Dallas. London: Methuen. (especially Chapter 4.) 

Butsch, R. and Livingstone, S. (Eds.) Meanings of Audiences: Comparative Discourses. London: Routledge. 

Du Gay, P. 1997. Doing cultural studies: the story of the Sony Walkman. Open University: Open University Press. (see also 2013, Second Edition).

Gunter, B. 2000. Media Research Methods. London: SAGE. This book focuses on approaches to the study of media effects and impacts. 

Hall, S. 1974/1980. 'Encoding/decoding', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp.28 - 38. This is a classic text.    

Hill, A. 2007. Restyling Factual TV: Audiences and News, Documentary and Reality. London: Routledge. 

Livingstone, S. 2005. ‘Media audiences, interpreters and users’, in Gillespie, M. (Ed.) Media Audiences: Vol 2. Maidenhead: Open University Press, pp. 9-50.

Lull, J. 1988. World Families Watch Television. Newbury Park: SAGE. 

Morley, D. 1980. The Nationwide Audience: Structure and Decoding. London: BFI. 

Skeggs, B. and Wood, H. 2012. Reacting to Reality Television: Performance, audiences and value. London: Routledge. 

Xu, G. 2013. The articulation of audience in Chinese Communication Research', in Butsch, R. and Livingstone, S. (Eds.) Meanings of Audiences: Comparative Discourses. London: Routledge. 

Journal: Participations. 2006 Special Edition on International Audience Research, 3(2). 

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Week 11: Semester 1 overview: no readings this week

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Semester 2: Contemporary Issues in Media and Communication Studies Reading list

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Week 14: No readings this week

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Week 15: Media and the public sphere

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp. 182 - 198.  

Habermas, J. 2009. 'The public sphere', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp.45 - 52.  

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Week 16: Race, ethnicity and diaspora

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp. 222 - 240.  

Hall, S. 2009. 'New ethnicities', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 269-266.

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Week 17: Gender, sexuality and feminism

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp. 243 - 63.  

Supplementary reading: 

Brunsden, C. 2006. 'The feminist in the kitchen: Martha, Martha and Nigella', in Hollows, J. and Moseley, R. (Eds.) Feminism in Popular Culture. Oxford and New York: Berg, pp.41 - 56. 

Gorman-Murray, A. 2009. 'Queering home or domesticating deviance? Interrogating gay domesticity through lifestyle television', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp.302 - 313. 

Hollows, J. and Moseley, R. (Eds.) 2006.  Feminism in Popular Culture. Oxford and New York: Berg.

Hollows, J. 2000. Feminism, Femininity, and Popular Culture. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 

McRobbie, A. 2009. 'Post-feminism and popular culture', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 350 - 361. 

Sheridan, S., Magarey, S. and Lilburn, S. 2006. 'Feminism in the news', in Hollows, J. and Moseley, R. (Eds.) Feminism in Popular Culture. Oxford and New York: Berg, pp. 25 - 40. 

Walkerdine, V. 2009. 'Playing the game: Young girls performing femininity in video game play', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp.362 - 372. 

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Week 18: Public service or the free market

 Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp.139-160.  

Supplementary reading: 

Kuhn, R. 2007. 'Policy values: Free market and the public service', in Kuhn, R. 2007. Politics and the Media in Britain. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

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Week 19: Regulating social media

Gillespie, T. 2017. 'Regulation of and by platforms', in Burgess, J., Poell, T. and Marwick, A. (Eds) The SAGE Handbook of Social Media. London: Sage, pp. 254 - 278.     

Supplementary reading: 

Crawford, K. and Gillespie, T. 2014. 'What is a flag for? Social media reporting tools and the vocabulary of complaint'. New Media and Society18. July 15, pp. 410-28.  

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Week 20: Advertising and promotional culture

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp. 161 - 180. 

Supplementary reading:   

Davis, A. (2013) Promotional Cultures: The rise and spread of advertising, marketing, public relations, marketing and branding. Cambridge: Polity Press. ‘Introduction’, pp. 1-12, and Chapter 2, ‘Production: Industry and its critics’. Available as an e-book: http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b3631521~S5 This is a very good introduction to the field of promotional culture. 

Journal of advertising (2003) Abingdon; Spring. 32(1): Special Issue on Advertising and Consumer Culture.

Barthel, D. (1988) Putting on Appearances: Gender and Advertising. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Blake, A. (2009) Gender and ethnicity in the advertising industry, in Powell, H., Hardy, J., Hawkin, S. and Macrury, I. (eds) The Advertising Handbook. London: Routledge, pp. 109-118. 

Dane, J. and Yoon, H. (2009) Lynx: The challenges of lad culture, in Powell, H., Hardy, J., Hawkin, S. and Macrury, I. (eds) The Advertising Handbook. London: Routledge, pp. 91- 98.

Goffman, E. (1979) Gender advertisements ISBN: 0333239539; 0333239520. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univeristy Press.

McAllister, M. P. and West, E. (Eds.) (2013) The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture. London and New York:

Matthes, J., Prieler, M. and Karoline, A. (2016) Gender-Role Portrayals in Television Advertising Across the Globe, Sex roles, 75 (7-8), pp. 314-327.

Shankar, S. (2012) Creating model consumers: Producing ethnicity, race, and class, American Ethnologist, 39(3), pp. 578- 591.

Tuchman, G. (1979) ‘The symbolic annihilation of women by the mass media’, in Tuchman, G., Daniels, A.K. and Benet, J.W. (eds) Hearth and Home : images of women in the mass media ISBN: 019502351X : 16.00 (U.S.); 0195023528 (pbk.) : 3.00 (U.S.). New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 3-38.

O’Barr, W. (2012) Sexuality, Race, and Ethnicity in Advertising, Advertising & Society Review 13(3).

Williamson, J. (1978) Decoding Advertisements: Ideology and Meaning in Advertising. London: Marion Boyars. Chapters 1 and 2.

Wykes, M. & Gunter, B. (2005) ‘Media Exposure and Body Image Ideals’ in The Media and Body Image. London: Sage, pp. 154-173.

Zotos, Y.C. and Tsichla, E. (2014) Female stereotypes in print advertising: A retrospective analysis, Procedia - Social and Behavioural Analysis, 148, pp. 446­454. Available at:https://ac.els-cdn.com/S1877042814039688/1-s2.0S1877042814039688-main.pdf? tid=39608154-0eac-472c-89e6- c13af4c266d8&acdnat=1548232971 5e09d472857e017cbf00173ce1965f94

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Week 21: Making news

Hodkinson, Paul. 2017. Media, Culture and Society: an Introduction. 2nd Edition. London: SAGE, pp. 119-137.  

Hall, S., Critcher, C., Jefferson, T., Clarke, J. and Roberts, B. 2009. 'The social production of news', in Thornham, S., Bassett, C. & Marris, P. (Eds.) Media Studies: A Reader, 3rd Edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 648-655.    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 14/10/2019) 

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Week 22: Creative work and the cultural industries 

Hesmondalgh, D. 2012. 'Creativity and commerce, organisation and labour', in (Ed.) The Cultural Industries, 3rd Edition. London: Sage, pp. 228 - 268.    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 14/10/2019) 

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Week 23: Media celebrity and fandom

Marshall, P. D. (2006) ‘New media - new self: The changing power of celebrity’, in: Marshall, P.D. (ed.) The celebrity culture reader ISBN: 9780415337922 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780415337915 (alk. paper); 0415337917 (alk. paper); 0415337925 (alk. paper). New York, N.Y: Routledge, pp. 634-644.    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 14/10/2019) 

Supplementary reading: 

Berryman, R. and Kavka, M. (2017) ‘I guess a lot of people see me as a big sister or a friend’: The role of intimacy in the celebrification of beauty vloggers. Journal of gender studies. ISSN: 0958-9236 26(3), pp. 307–320.

Khamis, S., Ang, L. and Welling, R. (2016) Self-branding, ‘micro-celebrity’ and the rise of social media influencers, Celebrity studies, 8(2): 191-208.

Pringle, H. (2004) Celebrity Sells. Chichester: J. Wiley.

 

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Week 24: Module overview: no readings this week

 

 

 

 

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