Media and Society explores the media's influence in our world, providing a comprehensive introduction to the main concepts and theories used in media studies. It analyzes representations of the world found in advertisements, film, television, photographs, language, and music. The fourth edition of this book continues to provide an accessible and student-friendly analysis of the relationship between media and society and includes many examples, definitions, issues, questions, and explanations to aid students' understanding.
* New chapter on new media and technological developments (Chapter 7)
* Increased emphasis on the political nature of media and new media
* Updated case studies and Issues boxes, which encourage students to reflect further on the issues discussed in each chapter
* Margin notes and design to make the text simple for students to navigate