- Series: The R&L Series in Mass Communication
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 7, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0742525120
- ISBN-13: 978-0742525122
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,954,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Media and Society: A Critical Perspective (The R&L Series in Mass Communication)
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Berger's text surveys the relevant media studies literatures from a critical studies perspective covering eleven chapters that span narrative analysis to media violence, mass culture, and pornography. . . . His strength appears in his ability to winnow down even the most complex theoretical traditions into a sound bite that students can appreciate and understand. (Journalism & Mass Communication Educator)
No one is better qualified than Arthur Asa Berger to offer this incisive examination of media in our lives. He is the ultimate informed observer, combining a wealth of knowledge with richness of examples and even a sense of humor. Lively and substantive, reader-friendly and wise—these pages pull back the curtain and expose how media saturate our daily lives and how we can best understand, criticize, and appreciate these sometimes subtle, but always powerful influences. After some three dozen books, Media and Society may turn out to be Berger's most comprehensive and important. May you learn from most of it, fight with some of it, and enjoy it all. (Michael R. Real)
About the Author
Arthur Asa Berger is professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University.