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Media and Society, Second Edition is a lively, illustrated introduction to the role that mass media_and the messages and texts they carry_play in our lives and our society. Arthur Asa Berger explores the time we spend with media, media aesthetics, ethics, audiences, media effects, technologies, violence and sexuality in media, and ownership. Featuring updated examples and illustrations, as well as expanded material on media theories and ideology, the new edition of Media and Society helps us understand the relationship between consumers and media_the books, television, radio, magazines, websites, video games, newspapers, movies, and other mass media we encounter every day.
About the Author
Arthur Asa Berger is professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University.
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction: You and the Media—A Consideration Chapter 3 1 Media in Our Thoughts and Lives: A Psycho-Social Perspective on Individuals, Society, and the Media Chapter 4 2 Media Usage in the United States Chapter 5 3 The Social Dimension of Media Aesthetics Chapter 6 4 Audiences I: Categories Chapter 7 5 Audiences II: Effects Chapter 8 6 The Social Impact of New Media Technologies Chapter 9 7 The Social Significance of Mass Mediated Texts Chapter 10 8 Media and Violence Chapter 11 9 Media Artists Chapter 12 10 The Mass Culture/Mass Society Hypothesis Chapter 13 11 Media in Society Chapter 14 Glossary Chapter 15 Selected Bibliography