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Finding books in the Library
These are the main shelf marks/classification numbers for books for Media Studies. If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask at the Library Information Desk or search the Library Catalogue.
|Digital Graphic Design
|Film Collection (DVDs)
|Sociology of Media
|Women in Media
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You can then find out the following information:
- where the book is - the shelf mark;
- how long the book can be borrowed for;
- and whether a book is on the shelf or out on loan.
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If all copies of a textbook are on loan you can place a reservation, or there may be a copy available online as an e-book.
If the book or journal article is not available from the library you can ask for an inter-library loan.
Social Learning Theory by An exploration of contemporary advances in social learning theory with special emphasis on the important roles played by cognitive, vicarious, and self-regulatory processes.
Publication Date: 1976-11-01
The Media Student's Book by This introductory textbook provides a comprehensive guide for students of media studies on A-Level, BTEC, City and Guilds, GNVQ and undergraduate courses. It covers all the key topics they will encounter, with notes on key terms and references..
Publication Date: 2010-04-29
Gender and Media by Why do some TV genres have the label feminine or masculine? Why do we worry about boys playing video games too much while girls play just as often? Is the TV show Sex and the Cityempowering or not? Why are recent television shows like Desperate Housewivespost-feminist television? Gender and Mediaexplores these and other complex questions by offering a critical overview of the contemporary debates and discussions surrounding gender and mediated communication, and by providing student's with an overview of the current academic research on these topics. The book is divided into three parts: representing, producing, and consuming with each section made up of three chapters. The first chapter of each section attempts to answer the most basic questions: 'Who is represented?', 'Who produces what?' and 'Who consumes what?'. The second chapter of each section draws attention to the complexity of the relationship between gender and media, concentrating on the "why." The third and final chapter of each section addresses the latest debates in the fields of media and gender, adding a vital layer of understanding of the topic at hand. This process is aided by text boxes, which provide some additional information on the most important concepts and topics and exercises, which help bridge the gap between theory and everyday life media practices. This will be an ideal textbook for students studying gender and media, and for general courses on gender studies, sociology, cultural studies and women's studies.
Publication Date: 2015-06-30
Media, Gender and Identity by Popular media present a vast array of stories about women and men. What impact do these images and ideas have on people¿s identities? The new edition of Media, Gender and Identity is a highly readable introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities today. Fully revised and updated, including new case studies and a new chapter, it considers a wide range of research and provides new ways for thinking about the media¿s influence on gender and sexuality. David Gauntlett discusses movies such as Knocked Up and Spiderman 3, men¿s and women¿s magazines, TV shows, self-help books, YouTube videos, and more, to show how the media play a role in the shaping of individual self-identities. The book includes: a comparison of gender representations in the past and today, from James Bond to Ugly Betty an introduction to key theorists such as Judith Butler, Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault an outline of creative approaches, where identities are explored with video, drawing, or Lego bricks a Companion Website with extra articles, interviews and selected links, at: www.theoryhead.com.
Publication Date: 2008-04-11
Power Without Responsibility by This book attacks the conventional history of the press as a story of progress; offers a critical defence and history of public service broadcasting; provides a myth-busting account of the internet; a subtle account of the impact of social media and explores key debates about the role and politics of the media. It has become a standard book on media and other courses: but it has also gone beyond an academic audience to reach a wider public. Hailed as ¿a classic of media history and analysis¿ by the Irish Times and a book that has ¿cracked the canon¿ by the Times Higher, it has been translated into five languages. This edition contains six new chapters. These include the press and the remaking of Britain, the rise of the neo-liberal Establishment, the moral decline of journalism, the impact of social media and a history of attempts to reform the press. It contains new research on the relationship between programmes, institutions and society. It places key UK institutions in the wider context of international affairs and their impact. The book has been updated to take account of new developments like Brexit and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn and the shift in authority and legitimacy prompted by social media. It does this with a clear explanation of how policy can shape media outcomes.
Publication Date: 2018-06-28
Representation by Since 1997 Representation has been the key go-to textbook for students learning the tools to question and critically analyze institutional and media texts and images. This long-awaited Second Edition: . update and refreshes the approach to theories of representation by signalling key developments in the field . addresses the emergence of new technologies and formats of representation, from the internet and the digital revolution to reality TV . includes an entirely new chapter on celebrity culture and personalisation, to debates about representation and democracy, and involve illustrations of an intertextual nature, cutting across various technologies and formats in which 'the real' or the authentic makes an appearance . offers new exercises, new readings, new images and examples for a new generation of students This book will once again prove an indispensible resource for students and teachers in cultural and media studies.
Publication Date: 2013-06-05
Genre and Contemporary Hollywood by This wide-ranging text is one of the first to look in detail at some of the principal genres, cycles and trends in Hollywood's output during the last two decades. It includes analysis of such films as Sense and Sensibility, Grifters, The Mask, When Harry Met Sally, Pocahontas, Titanic, Basic Instinct, Coppola's Dracula, and Malcolm X.
Publication Date: 2002-09-01