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Critical Media Studies: An Introduction Paperback – August 14, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1405161862 ISBN-10: 1405161868 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (August 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405161868
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405161862
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #794,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Will change the ways that you and your students look at media texts, comprehensive, exhaustive, and, yes, fun. . . a marvelous addition to any curriculum that addresses textual analysis.”
J. Rocky Colavito, Butler University

“Brian Ott’s Critical Media Studies takes a fresh approach to introducing students to mass media and popular culture, framing an exploration of audiences and authorship, messages, meanings and representation using contemporary critical theory.  Presented in a clear, well-written and accessible style, the book offers a robust, reflective approach to engage learners and promote media literacy.”
Renee Hobbs, Temple University

Critical Media Studies is an invaluable introduction for students, educators, and others concerned with the new and old media technologies now shaping every aspect of  our daily lives. Using both empirical data and cultural analysis the book provides a model for understanding the nature and consequences of media evolution as well as the drawbacks and possibilities.”
Henry Giroux, McMaster University

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This book approaches the study of media from a distinctly communication orientation. Grounded in extensive case study material in order to illustrate key debates and substantiate theoretical arguments, it treats media industries, content, audiences and policies as separate but closely related subjects of study in a structure that lends itself easily to teaching and study purposes.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jloz10 on February 20, 2014
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This is used as one of two textbook in my media psychology class, the way the authors present the material is interesting. The book is written more in a conversation format rather than them throwing boring facts at you. They also give relevant examples, its not just the history of media. Its how the media presents things to you and what they accomplish with that. I have only read a few chapters so far, but thats definitely better than some of my other classes where I take to the internet rather than the book because they put me to sleep. Definitely an interesting read in my opinion.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicole moore on September 28, 2014
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Great condition! Perfect for what I need
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 20, 2013
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The book is absolutely new, smells like just out of the print. Shipment was quick as promised. The product worth of money and even more.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Martha Valenzuela on August 11, 2014
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Incorrect edition shipped. This version does not include sample essays by students or comm scholars.
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2 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Granny Susie on January 6, 2013
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This book is well-written, but is one of those books which makes victims of everyone. I think it stinks, but you may like it, if you are into hate-mongering and victimizing all around you.
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More About the Author

BRIAN L. OTT (Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University) is Professor of rhetorical and media studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver. His chief research interest concerns how media texts equip people to live their everyday lives.

Brian's scholarship has appeared in journals such as Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Text and Performance Quarterly, The Journal of Popular Culture, Western Journal of Communication, and Women's Studies in Communication.

He is author of The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age and Critical Media Studies: An Introduction (with Robert Mack), as well as a co-editor of It's Not TV: Watching HBO in the Post-Television Era, Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials, and The Routledge Reader in Rhetorical Criticism.

He is a former President of the Western States Communication Association and a former Editor of the Western Journal of Communication.

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