Media and Cultural Theory by James Curran

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Containing new thinking and original surveys, Media & Cultural Theory brings together leading international scholars to address key issues and debates within media and cultural studies.

Through the use of contemporary media and film texts such as Bridget Jones’ Diary and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and using case studies of the USA and the UK after September 11th, James Curran and David Morley examine central topics including:

media representations of the new woman in contemporary society
the creation of self in lifestyle media
the nature of globalization
the rise of digital actors and media.

Ideal as a course reader, with each essay covering a different major area or advance in original research, Media & Cultural Theory is global in its reach. Through its engagement with broad questions, it is an invaluable book that can be applied to the studies of media and cultural studies students the English-speaking world over.


About James Curran

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James Curran is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author or editor of over thirteen books about the media, including Power Without Responsibility: The Press and Broadcasting in Britain (with Jean Seaton, 6th edition, 2002), and Mass Media and Society (edited with Michael Gurevitch, 3rd edition, 2000)
Published May 7, 2007 by Routledge. 321 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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