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COMM1970 Reading List

Introduction to Media and Communication Theory, 2021/22, Semester 2
Sara Tafakori
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THEORISING MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION: Carey, J. 1989 ‘A cultural approach to communication’. Communication as culture: Essays on media and society. Boston, MA: Unwin Hyman, pp. 13-36. 

MEDIA EFFECTS: Wolfsfeld, G. 2011 “The media get you when you’re not paying attention”. Making sense of media and politics : five principles in political communication ISBN: 9780415885225 (hbk.) : £95.00; 0415885221 (hbk.) : £95.00; 9780415885232 (pbk.) : £24.99; 041588523X (pbk.) : £24.99; 9780203839874 (ebk.). New York, NY and Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 97-118.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Goffman, E. 1999/1959 ‘Performances’. The presentation of self in everyday life. London: Penguin, pp. 32-41. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

POLITICAL ECONOMY: Golding, P. and Murdock, G. 2005 'Culture, communications and political economy'. In Curran, J. and Gurevitch, M. (eds), Mass media and society, 4th ed. London: Hodder Arnold, pp.60-85. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 25/01/2018)   

CULTURAL STUDIES: Morley, D. 2015 ‘Cultural studies, common sense and communications’, Cultural studies. ISSN: 0950-2386, 29(1), pp. 23-31.  

THEORISING THE PUBLIC SPHERE: McGuigan, J. 1974 ‘The public sphere’. In Hamilton, P. and Thompson, K. (eds) The uses of sociology ISBN: 0631233148 (pbk.) : £15.99; 063123313X. Oxford: Blackwell, pp.81-128. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 25/01/2018)   

THEORISING MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES: MacKenzie, D. and Wajcman, J. 1999 ‘Introductory essay.’ The social shaping of technology. 2nd ed., Open University Press, Buckingham, UK. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 25/01/2018) 

FEMINIST APPROACHES TO THE MEDIA: Gill, R. 2006 ‘Chapter 1: Gender and the media’. Gender and the media ISBN: 9780745619156 (pbk.); 9780745612737; 0745612733; 0745619150 (pbk.); 9780745698991 ebk. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, pp. 7-41

MARXIST APPROACHES TO THE MEDIA: Lowenthal, L. 2006 ‘Chapter 7: The triumph of mass idols’. In Marshall, D.P (ed.), The celebrity culture reader ISBN: 9780415337922 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780415337915 (alk. paper); 0415337917 (alk. paper); 0415337925 (alk. paper). London: Routledge, pp.124-152. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

VISUAL APPROACH TO THE MEDIA: Barthes, R. 1964/1977 ‘Rhetoric of the image’. In Image, music, text ISBN: 0006861350 (pbk); 0006348807; 0006540678. New York, NY: Hill and Wang, pp. 32-51 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 25/01/2018) .

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

Curran, J. and Gurevitch, M. 2005 Mass media and society, 4th edition. London: Hodder Arnold.  

Hammer, R. and Kellner, D. 2009 Media/cultural studies : critical approaches ISBN: 9780820495262 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0820495263 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781433107016 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1433107015 (hardcover : alk. paper). 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? ISBN: 0745629342 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0745629334 (hard : alk. paper) Cambridge: Polity.

Moores, S. 2005. Media/theory : thinking about media and communications ISBN: 041524384X (pbk. : alk. paper); 0415243831 (hardback : alk. paper). Abingdon and New York, NY: Routledge. 

This list was last updated on 24/01/2019