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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Culture and the Media

ISBN 9780230277120
Publication Date January 2013
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Key Concerns in Media Studies

This book sets out the range of approaches to Culture and Media in a simple and direct manner that is comprehensible to a wide student readership. It introduces the complexity of culture and shows how theoretical and disciplinary debates over the meaning of the media and culture relate to everyday cultural experience.

PAUL BOWMAN is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, UK. His previous books include Deconstructing Popular Culture, Interrogating Cultural Studies, Post-Marxism versus Cultural Studies and The Truth of Žižek.

Introduction

Chapter 1: Culture is (not) the Media
'Culture and the Media?' What and the What?
Familiar Impossible Terms
Discourse
The Extremities of Culture
(Un)Popular Culture
Barbarian, Philistine and Popular Culture
Culture versus the Media
Culture as Media
The Disagreement of Culture

Chapter 2: Media is (not) the Culture
Media (and) Messages
Interconnectedness, V.1
Interconnectedness V.2
Interconnectedness V2.1 (Supplement)
Shop Around
Media and Cultural Agency
Interconnectedness V3: Disconnectedness

Chapter 3: Media Representation and its Cultural Consequences
Editing Culture: From trivia to tradition
Mediatized Ideas, Mediatized Bodies
Mediatized Politics
Violent Demonstration: A Mediatized Logic
Demonstrations of Violence
Playing War Games

Chapter 4: Filming Culture
Post-Cinematic Effects
Classic Cinematic Effects
Media Culture and Coercive Mimeticism

Conclusion: The Tangled Web

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