Media Effects and Society Book

Media Effects and Society

  • Author : Elizabeth M. Perse
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-08-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136992360

Media Effects and Society Excerpt :

Grounded in theoretical principle, Media Effects and Society help students make the connection between mass media and the impact it has on society as a whole. The text also explores how the relationship individuals have with media is created, therefore helping them alleviate its harmful effects and enhance the positive ones. The range of media effects addressed herein includes news diffusion, learning from the mass media, socialization of children and adolescents, influences on public opinion and voting, and violent and sexually explicit media content. The text examines relevant research done in these areas and discusses it in a thorough and accessible manner. It also presents a variety of theoretical approaches to understanding media effects, including psychological and content-based theories. In addition, it demonstrates how theories can guide future research into the effects of newer mass communication technologies. The second edition includes a new chapter on effects of entertainment, as well as text boxes with examples for each chapter, discussion of new technology effects integrated throughout the chapters, expanded pedagogy, and updates to the theory and research in the text. These features enhance the already in-depth analysis Media Effects and Society provides.

Media and Society Book

Media and Society

  • Author : James Curran
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849660327

Media and Society Excerpt :

The fifth edition of this highly-respected collection of media and communication essays contains insightful analyses from leading international academics in the field on a wide range of key topics ranging from new media to film studies.

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society Book

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society

  • Author : Debra L. Merskin
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 2168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483375540

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society Excerpt :

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society discusses media around the world in their varied forms—newspapers, magazines, radio, television, film, books, music, websites, social media, mobile media—and describes the role of each in both mirroring and shaping society. This encyclopedia provides a thorough overview of media within social and cultural contexts, exploring the development of the mediated communication industry, mediated communication regulations, and societal interactions and effects. This reference work will look at issues such as free expression and government regulation of media; how people choose what media to watch, listen to, and read; and how the influence of those who control media organizations may be changing as new media empower previously unheard voices. The role of media in society will be explored from international, multidisciplinary perspectives via approximately 700 articles drawing on research from communication and media studies, sociology, anthropology, social psychology, politics, and business.

New Media and Society Book

New Media and Society

  • Author : Deana A. Rohlinger
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479845699

New Media and Society Excerpt :

A sociological approach to understanding new media’s impact on society We use cell phones, computers, and tablets to access the Internet, read the news, watch television, chat with our friends, make our appointments, and post on social networking sites. New media provide the backdrop for most of our encounters. We swim in a technological world yet we rarely think about how new media potentially change the ways in which we interact with one another or shape how we live our lives. In New Media and Society, Deana Rohlinger provides a sociological approach to understanding how new media shape our interactions, our experiences, and our institutions. Using case studies and in-class exercises, Rohlinger explores how new media alter everything from our relationships with friends and family to our experiences in the workplace. Each chapter takes up a different topic – our sense of self and our relationships, education, religion, law, work, and politics – and assesses how new media alter our worlds as well as our expectations and experiences in institutional settings. Instead of arguing that these changes are “good” or “bad” for American society, the book uses sociological theory to challenge readers to think about the consequences of these changes, which typically have both positive and negative aspects. New Media and Society begins with a brief explanation of new media and social institutions, highlighting how sociologists understand complex, changing relationships. After outlining the influence of new media on our identities and relationships, it discusses the effects new media have on how we think about education, practice our religions, understand police surveillance, conceptualize work, and participate in politics. Each chapter includes key sociological concepts, engaging activities that illustrate the ideas covered in the chapter, as well as links, films, and references to additional online material.

Media and Society Book

Media and Society

  • Author : John Ryan
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053397686

Media and Society Excerpt :

In this large-scale, postindustrial society, the mass media has become deeply embedded into the lifestyles of everyday citizens. People are lured by television ratings, celebrity-sponsored products, and high-profile crimes and scandals, all finding their way into living rooms across America by satellites, cable wires, and modems. This book examines the real, imagined, and potential effects of the mass media on individuals and society. The book explores the processes through which the mass media is enabled and constrained by such factors as technology, law, industry structure, and occupational careers, accounting for the vast changes that have developed in recent years. This book is divided into two parts. Part I defines mass communication and locates its role in social life. Part II considers the factors which influence media content, providing insight into how the industry operates. Sociologists, Communication and Mass Media specialists, film, music, and pop culture critics, and enthusiasts of these fields.

Media Effects Book

Media Effects

  • Author : W. James Potter
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2012-01-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412964692

Media Effects Excerpt :

Media Effects provides students with an in-depth understanding of how the media are constantly influencing individuals and society. W. James Potter guides readers through the extensive body of research on the effects of the mass media by organizing the book around two Media Effects Templates. The first template helps organize thinking about media influences on individuals, and the second focuses on media influences on larger social structures and institutions. Throughout the book, Potter encourages students to analyze their own experiences tby searching for evidence of these effects in their own lives, making the content meaningful.

Ill Effects Book

Ill Effects

  • Author : Martin Barker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134590063

Ill Effects Excerpt :

The influence of the media remains a contentious issue. Every time a particularly high-profile crime of violence is committed, there are those who blame the effects of the media. The familiar culprits of cinema, television, video and rock music, have now been joined, particularly in the wake of the massacre at Columbine High, by the Internet and the World Wide Web. Yet, any real evidence that the media do actually have such negative effects remains as elusive as ever and, consequently, the debate about effects frequently ends up as being little more than strident and rhetorical appeals to 'common sense'. Ill Effects argues that the question of media influence needs to be debated by those with a clearer understanding of how audiences and media interact with one another. Analysing the failure of the effects approach to understand both the modern media and their audiences, this second edition examines the influence of the effects tradition in America, the United Kingdom, Australia and Europe as well as the role of the British Board of Film Classification. Contributors examine the increasing number of stories about the alleged ill effects of the Internet and enquire whether this is a prelude to, and a crude attempt to legitimise, the imposition of tighter controls on new media. Ill Effects is a guide for the perplexed. It suggests new and productive ways in which we can understand the effects of the media and questions why many in media education accept a simple interpretation of the effects debate, particularly at times of moral panic. Refusing to adopt the absurd position that the media have no influence at all, Ill Effects reconceptualises the notion of media influence in ways which take into account how people actually use and interact with the media in their everyday lives. Martin Barker, Sara Bragg, David Buckingham, Tom Craig, David Gauntlett, Patricia Holland, Annette Hill, Mark Kermode, Graham Murdoch, Julian Petley, Sue Turnbull.

Media and Society Book

Media and Society

  • Author : Arthur Asa Berger, San Francisco State University
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-08-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442217812

Media and Society Excerpt :

Media and Society: A Critical Perspective is a lively, illustrated introduction to the role that the mass media play in our lives, our society, and American culture. Featuring updated examples and expanded material on media theories, ideology, and new technology, the third edition helps students understand their relationship with the media they encounter daily.



  • Publisher : IIUM PRESS
  • Release Date : 2021-04-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9789833855087


The book contains twelve essays on topics related to the subject “Media and Muslim Society.” It is compiled as a textbook for students taking the course of the same title at the International Islamic Universiti Malaysia. Thus, the topics selected are those covered in the course. The topics include media at various stages in the development of a Muslim society, the role of communication in a Muslim society, media control, media effects on Muslim society and the roles of ulamas in influencing the media. A special topic on Muslim society is also included at the beginning of the book. The contributors of these essays are experts in their field. They have also helped developed and taught the course. In this first edition, most of the examples and discussions are based on two Muslim societies, i.e., Peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia. This is understandable because most of the writers in this first edition are from the Malay world. We hope to include examples from other Muslim societies in the next edition when we get contribution from writers from other parts of the Muslim world. Finally, we welcome criticisms and suggestions to improve this book from our readers. We shall certainly consider these criticisms and suggestions in the next edition

Democracy and the Media Book

Democracy and the Media

  • Author : Richard Gunther
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-08-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 0521777437

Democracy and the Media Excerpt :

This book presents a systematic overview and assessment of the impacts of politics on the media, and of the media on politics, in authoritarian, transitional and democratic regimes in Russia, Spain, Hungary, Chile, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States. Its analysis of the interactions between macro- and micro-level factors incorporates the disciplinary perspectives of political science, mass communications, sociology and social psychology. These essays show that media's effects on politics are the product of often complex and contingent interactions among various causal factors, including media technologies, the structure of the media market, the legal and regulatory framework, the nature of basic political institutions, and the characteristics of individual citizens. The authors' conclusions challenge a number of conventional wisdoms concerning the political roles and effects of the mass media on regime support and change, on the political behavior of citizens, and on the quality of democracy.

Mass Communication Book

Mass Communication

  • Author : Ralph E. Hanson
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-10-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506358574

Mass Communication Excerpt :

Transform your students into smart, savvy consumers of the media. Mass Communication: Living in a Media World (Ralph E. Hanson) provides students with comprehensive yet concise coverage of all aspects of mass media, along with insightful analysis, robust pedagogy, and fun, conversational writing. In every chapter of this bestselling text, students will explore the latest developments and current events that are rapidly changing the media landscape. This newly revised Sixth Edition is packed with contemporary examples, engaging infographics, and compelling stories about the ways mass media shape our lives. From start to finish, students will learn the media literacy principles and critical thinking skills they need to become savvy media consumers.

Encyclopedia of Media Violence Book

Encyclopedia of Media Violence

  • Author : Matthew S. Eastin
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506311098

Encyclopedia of Media Violence Excerpt :

Via 134 signed entries, this encyclopedia provides students, researchers, and the general public with an accessible, comprehensive, and well-balanced eviddence-based examination of theory, research and debates related to media violence. Entries conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings to guide users to related entries and resources for further research, and a thematic Reader’s Guide in the front matter groups related entries by topic to make it easier for users to locate related entries of interest.

Race  Media  and the Crisis of Civil Society Book

Race Media and the Crisis of Civil Society

  • Author : Ronald N. Jacobs
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-08-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 0521625785

Race Media and the Crisis of Civil Society Excerpt :

Charts the history, development and influence of the African-American Press.

The Impact of Social Media Book

The Impact of Social Media

  • Author : Daril Joseph Bonner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-02-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN 10 : 1797947125

The Impact of Social Media Excerpt :

The Book '' Impact of Social Media'' is written by Social Media and Branding expert Joseph Bonner. Now a day's Social networking can be a great experience for all of us. However, on the other hand it has also affected the society in the negative way. Just like anything which can be used for both good and bad, social media have also provided the negative and positive ways for the people. It is all about the usage and getting things done positively by using the power of social media. It is in the hands of the user to use to its advantage. But willingly or unwillingly it can still have negative impacts on the users. This book will really help you to choose wise decisions while using social media. Following important subjects are included in the book.CyberbullyingHow to address Teasing and Bullying In SchoolsBullying Epidemic: Facts, Statistics and PreventionSex traffickingThe Impact of Social Media and the Internet on Human TraffickingConnection between School Shootings and Social mediaConnection between Social media and Sex trafficking Social Media and Organized CrimeSocial media and TerrorismWhile using social media, seek out new ideas and try new things in Social Media. When trying something new, do it on a scale where failure is survivable. Seek out feedback and learn from your mistakes as you go along. It's easy to worry about negative side of social media, isn't it? This book suggests the best ways that you could use social media in your day to day life.

The Mediatization of Culture and Society Book

The Mediatization of Culture and Society

  • Author : Stig Hjarvard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415692366

The Mediatization of Culture and Society Excerpt :

Mediatization has emerged as a key concept to reconsider old, yet fundamental questions about the role and influence of media in culture and society. In particular the theory of mediatization has proved fruitful for the analysis of how media spread to, become intertwined with, and influence other social institutions and cultural phenomena like politics, play and religion. This book presents a major contribution to the theoretical understanding of the mediatization of culture and society. This is supplemented by in-depth studies of: The mediatization of politics: From party press to opinion industry; The mediatization of religion: From the faith of the church to the enchantment of the media; The mediatization of play: From bricks to bytes; The mediatization of habitus: The social character of a new individualism. Mediatization represents a new social condition in which the media have emerged as an important institution in society at the same time as they have become integrated into the very fabric of social and cultural life. Making use of a broad conception of the media as technologies, institutions and aesthetic forms, Stig Hjarvard considers how characteristics of both old and new media come to influence human interaction, social institutions and cultural imaginations.