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Battleground: The Media [2 volumes]

Battleground: The Media [2 volumes] (Hardback)

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Are you ready to engage in an argument? If not, then you may well need what the Battleground series of reference titles can offer you. Each set in the Battleground family focuses on one area of life - religion, politics, family life and education - and examines in detail those issues that resonate with students and members of the public. The goal is to produce a balanced, thoughtful reference resource that will provide students with a solid foundation for understanding the issue as they begin to do research for papers and debates. Arranged alphabetically, approximately 100 entries in each set will cover background, definitions, notable elements and individuals, significant events and their historical significance, and important future trends in their specific topic.Titles in this product will provide students and general reader with a better understanding of the confrontational issues facing society today, and prepare them to take their own stands with information to back them up.There are many controversial aspects of today's media system, and this captivating encyclopedia examines the most significant topics being debated.

This title is arranged alphabetically, approximately 100 entries cover issues from surveillance to tabloid news; from historical developments to new media technologies. Entries contain an array of thoughtful perspectives on current controversies, and allow readers to formulate their own conclusions.Topics Include: Al-Jazeera; the blogosphere; CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and cable talk; celebrity worship; conglomeration and media monopolies; fear-mongering; google books; homogenization; the iTunes effect; leaks and national security; online pornography; politics and Internet journalism; privacy and surveillance; product placement; propoganda; tabloid news; and, violence.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia StudiesAdvertising & societyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia StudiesTV & society Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 30/12/2007 ISBN-13: 9780313341670  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Robin Andersen is Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, as well as Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Fordham University. She is the author of A Century of Media, A Century of War (2006) and Consumer Culture and TV Programming (1995), and coeditor of Critical Studies in Media Commercialism (2000). She appears frequently as a media analyst for a variety of media outlets and educational documentaries. Andersen is also the series editor for Praeger's New Directions in Media series.Jonathan Gray is Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. He is author of Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality (2006) and the forthcoming Television Entertainment, and is co-editor of Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World (2007) and the journal Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture.

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